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UMaine Extension Offers Free Virtual Summer Equine Speaker Series

Orono, Maine — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension welcomes anyone who owns or cares for equines to participate in the virtual Summer Equine Speaker Series. Three events, all of which will start at 6:00 p.m., will be held on the following days: On July 11, Alicia Harlov from the Humble Hoof Rehabilitation Center and […]

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Pasture Walk Series

Orono, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension welcomes local farmers, service providers, and Ag stakeholders to participate in the 2024 Maine Pasture Walk Series. Five events, all of which will start at 11 a.m., will be held on the following days and farms: The Milkhouse, 445 South Monmouth Rd., Monmouth, July 10. Springside Farm, 577 Anson […]

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UMaine Extension launches new podcast featuring farm experts from home and abroad

Orono, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension has launched the Maine Farmcast, a podcast that features weekly conversations with experts from across the country sharing insights and advice for both new and seasoned farmers running operations of any size. “This is a way to share conversations around the livestock industry that relate to research, […]

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Washington County Extension Association recognizes volunteers at annual meeting

Machias, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension recently hosted an annual meeting of the Washington County Extension Association (WCEA)  featuring highlights of 4-H national trips and a volunteer award ceremony on the campus of the University of Maine at Machias. During the annual meeting of the WCEA, members and residents voted on the 2025 […]

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UMaine Extension offers beginner cheesemaking workshop on June 11

Orono, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a one-day, hands-on workshop to learn the basics of cheesemaking from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. on June 11 at the UMaine Commercial Kitchen, Rm 160, Hitchner Hall, 7 Portage Road in Orono. Using common household equipment and utensils, participants will make quick mozzarella and ricotta cheeses. […]

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Volunteer Kate Fergola from Northern Light Mayo Hospital helps Extension Community Education Assistant Laurie Bowen hand out tomato seedlings during the 2023 Black Fly Festival in Milo

UMaine Extension to distribute tomato seedlings in Piscataquis County May 28-June 5

Dover-Foxcroft, Maine — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension will be giving away tomato seedlings at various locations in Piscataquis County May 28 – June 5. Distribution sites will include Abbot, Dover-Foxcroft, Greenville, Monson, Guilford, Sangerville and Milo. Seedlings can also be picked up at the Piscataquis County office during regular office hours May 29-31 […]

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UMaine Extension professor recognized for multi-state collaboration in agritourism

Orono, Maine — Jason Entsminger, assistant professor of entrepreneurship and innovation at the University of Maine Business School and Extension small business specialist, was recognized today as part of a multi-state team that received a 2024 Partnership Award from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). The award, […]

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Waldo County 4-H hosts craft night for youth

Waldo, Maine — Waldo County 4-H is hosting a craft night for youth ages 5-18 on Wednesday, June 5, 2024, from 5-6:30 p.m. at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension office, 992 Waterville Rd., Waldo. Youth will be able to choose from a variety of craft supplies and stations, including barn quilt painting, flower printing, […]

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