News & Workshops

Maine Vegetable and Fruit Schools — March 14 and 15, 2017

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Seasons Event and Conference Center, Portland, Maine OR Wednesday, March 15, 2017 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Bangor Motor Inn Conference Center, Bangor, Maine Registration Fee: $45.00, includes lunch PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Please preregister by March 3, 2017. This day-long school is offered for Maine farmers […]

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Annual Maine Potato Conference, trade show Jan. 18–19

Registration is open for University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s 32nd annual Maine Potato Conference and trade show, Jan. 18–19, at Caribou Inn and Convention Center in Caribou. The conference is designed for potato producers, farm workers and crop advisers. Scheduled speakers include UMaine Extension crop and soil specialists, UMaine and UMaine Presque Isle researchers, Maine […]

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Hutton gives Growing Produce tips for reducing soil compaction on farms

Mark Hutton, a vegetable specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and professor in the UMaine School of Food and Agriculture, told Growing Produce there are several methods farmers can use to protect their crops from the harmful effects of soil compaction. Methods include minimizing vehicle and foot traffic in the field, alternatives to […]

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UMaine Extension names new sustainable agriculture professor for Aroostook County

Sukhwinder Bali has been appointed University of Maine Cooperative Extension assistant professor and University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMPI) assistant professor of sustainable agriculture. Bali earned a master’s degree in soil science with a minor in botany from Punjab Agricultural University. She recently completed a second master’s degree in natural resource management from North […]

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Update on Avian Influenza: November, 2016

There are no US outbreaks of AI at the moment, but the situation in Europe and Asia is troublesome. The world Organization for Animal Health (OIE) keeps a running tally of where/when highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI; H5 and H7 serotypes) occurs. As of now, they list 12 European/Northern Asian countries with current (November 2016) […]

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2016 Maine Soil Health Workshop

Friday, December 9, 2016 8:45 AM – 3:00 PM Spectacular Event Center 395 Griffin Rd, Bangor, ME Healthy soil is fundamental to growing health crops. In this day-long workshop, farmers, educators, and technical advisors will learn about ways to measure, protect, and build soil health. Speakers include Extension educators, crop advisors, and farmers, who will […]

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Community: Growing Maine — Treworgy Family Orchards

Read transcript The latest installment of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s “Growing Maine” series tells the story of Patty and Gary Treworgy and their children on their second-generation orchard and family farm. Treworgy Family Orchards in Levant had a rough start after the first planting of apples failed. But with perseverance and by “starting […]

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UMaine Extension publications offer tips for seasonal pastimes

It’s that time of year when the days are cooling, the apples are falling from the trees, and everyone is picking their favorite sports team. Visit the Cooperative Extension online Publications Catalog for seasonal information, such as: Extending the Gardening Season Safe Home Cider Making Apples Let’s Preserve: Dried Herbs Barbecue and Tailgating Food Safety […]

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