Developing Publications and Other Educational Media

Catalog Publications (fact sheets/bulletins)

Educational content distributed through the UMaine Extension publications catalog has statewide relevance and supports our current Plan of Work. Authors seek peer review and work with program colleagues in the proposal and development of educational content for the catalog. The author then works through the communications office to publish the content in the appropriate media, ensuring professional editorial, design, and production standards. For more information about developing a publication, contact Tracey Ferwerda at or 581.3269.

All materials in our catalog are either authored or reviewed by University of Maine Cooperative Extension faculty. Authors must sign a UMaine Extension Copyright Checklist (PDF) and UMaine License Agreement (PDF) before material will be distributed through the catalog.

The statewide inventory of printed catalog publications is housed in the Publications Distribution Center.

Non-catalog Educational Materials (brochures, flyers, handouts, posters, etc.)

Materials may be produced by county and program staff that is not appropriate for the catalog but rather are for specific, limited audiences and uses. The communications office has developed the following resources to help ensure that these materials are of the highest quality possible and reflect well upon UMaine Extension:

Required Elements on Extension Materials

See Section 4.11 of the Policies and Procedures Manual.

Publications for staff/program use