Program Sharing

4-H Science

Sarah Sparks and Laura Wilson

Have you been wondering what is 4-H Science and why is it important to you? For more than 100 years 4-H has helped young people explore science in a way that is cutting edge and connected to the research at the University of Maine.  Today is no different — the research topics may have changed, but our endeavor to help young people explore science endures. Learn more about the 4-H Science program and how you can be part of the adventure!

Sarah Sparks is a 4-H professional and currently works with 4-H Science statewide. Her role is to build capacity for 4-H volunteers and staff statewide to support the 4-H Science programmatic focus.  

Laura Wilson is a 4-H professional also working with 4-H Science statewide. Her role is to facilitate connections for 4-H staff, volunteers and youth to the resources and research at the University of Maine. 

The New & Beginner Farmer Program

Tori Jackson

The New & Beginning Farmer Program at UMaine Extension is becoming more organized as the popularity of farming grows throughout the state. Tori will talk about what is being done now and how UMaine Extension will continue to be the best resource for this important client group in the future.

Tori Jackson is an Extension Educator in Androscoggin and Sagadahoc Counties. Her program areas include Agriculture, particularly Farm Business Management and New Farmer Education, as well as Home Horticulture and the Master Gardener Volunteers Program. In her free time, she enjoys singing in her wedding band, helping out at the family business, Jack Traps, Inc., and playing with her nieces and nephew.