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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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UMaine Extension offers tips on preserving, preparing cranberries

With fall comes the arrival of local cranberries — a favorite at holiday dinner tables. Cranberries can be added to many dishes, including breads, salads, relishes, salsas, chutneys, soups, grain-based entrees and desserts. As the fruit becomes available, it’s recommended to buy extra berries and freeze for later use. University of Maine Cooperative Extension publishes […]

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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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Maine Farmers Polled About Crop Damage Due to Drought

A drought survey developed by University of Maine Cooperative Extension food system program administrator Richard Brzozowski, and Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) agricultural services director Dave Colson, shows more than half of the 579 farmers who responded have experienced crop damage or loss due to the dry conditions this growing season. The Maine […]

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‘Growing Maine’ orchard video released for apple season

University of Maine Cooperative Extension has released the latest installment of “Growing Maine,” a series of short documentaries highlighting Maine food producers and farm families. The third video 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 […]

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Motivated college students sought to take action to alleviate hunger

The Maine Hunger Dialogue is looking for college students angry that millions of people around the world, and thousands in Maine, do not have enough to eat. And who are motivated to do something about it. “From Outrage to Action” is the theme of the third annual Maine Hunger Dialogue that opens at 9:30 a.m. […]

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UMaine Cooperative Extension publications offer tips to preserve produce

In August, fruits and vegetables are ripe for the picking and many home gardening enthusiasts may be thinking about preserving the harvest. Gardeners who plan to can or freeze their crop surplus are encouraged to get up-to-date information. UMaine Extension publishes information to help people find, grow, use, preserve and store in-season fruits and vegetables. […]

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