News & Workshops

Sustainable Agriculture Field Day Tour at Rogers Farm June 30

A Sustainable Agriculture Field Day Tour is scheduled from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 30 at University of Maine’s Rogers Farm, 914 Bennoch Road, Old Town. Registration starts at 4 p.m. The field day will focus on research results and sustainable farming practices of small grains, potatoes, vegetable weed control, and risk management for […]

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Military veteran farm field day slated at Sebago Lake Ranch

U.S. Army veteran Ben Hartwell, owner and operator of Sebago Lake Ranch, will host a free military veteran farm field day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at 39 Hardy Bridge Road, Gorham. Hartwell raises grass-fed beef cattle. The Farmer Veteran Coalition of Maine and Maine AgrAbility are sponsoring the event; the […]

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For gardeners, a picture may be worth 1,000 words

Gardeners experiencing problems or pests can now upload photographs of the issue when submitting questions to University of Maine Cooperative Extension experts. The photo upload option is expected to increase usage of the “Ask Our Experts” site, help provide essential details and improve expert response time. “Ask Our Experts” is one of UMaine Extension’s most […]

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UMaine offering several summer youth programs

The University of Maine is offering a variety of youth camps throughout the summer. Programs are held at both on- and off-campus locations and are available for a variety of ages. Camps focus on topics including music, sports, science, art, writing, engineering and outdoor skills. Information about specific camps is online.

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UMaine Extension publications offer tips on multiple summer activities

As summer approaches, many in Maine are spending more time outdoors. The University of Maine Cooperative Extension offers information and recommendations on a variety of topics including gardening, grilling safety and dealing with insects. UMaine Extension’s Publications Catalog includes the following bulletins: Barbecue and Tailgating Food Safety Food Safety for Camping and Hiking Ticks Lyme […]

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‘Preserve the Harvest’ with UMaine Extension

Food preservation is the focus of a hands-on University of Maine Cooperative Extension workshop 5:30–8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, at the UMaine Extension office, 138 Pleasant St., Suite 1, Farmington. Kate McCarty, UMaine Extension food preservation community education assistant, will cover the basics of canning and freezing, including how to use hot water bath canners […]

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Free veteran farm field day May 15 in Penobscot

Paul Schultz will host a free military veteran farm field day 1–3 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at King Hill Farm, 29 Faerie Kingdom Road, Penobscot. Schultz, a military veteran and farmer, owns and operates a certified organic farm with his wife, Amanda Provencher. The field day is intended to give current and prospective growers and […]

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UMaine dairy cow sets state record for butterfat production

Holstein Association USA, the world’s largest dairy cattle breed organization, has verified the recent production record of UM Eden Padme as a new Maine state record for butterfat production in her age group. Padme is a member of the dairy herd at the University of Maine’s J.F. Witter Teaching and Research Center in Orono. At […]

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Become a citizen scientist for the Wild Leek Project

The public is invited to participate in a project to expand knowledge about wild leeks in Maine and improve opportunities for the conservation of the species. Wild leeks (Allium tricoccum) are part of the onion family and grow in rich hardwood and floodplain forests. Also known as ramps, they are listed as a Species of […]

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