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Yarborough, Drummond Quoted in Press Herald Blog

A recent post on the Portland Press Herald blog “The Root,” titled “Pollination of Maine’s Wild Blueberry Crop,” contains quotes from David Yarborough, a wild blueberry specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, and Frank Drummond, an entomologist and blueberry pollination expert at the University of Maine.

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Master Gardener Volunteer Training to be Offered in Machias Beginning July 9th

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a six week Master Gardener Volunteer training beginning on July 9 at the Extension office in Machias. This course provides intensive instruction in horticulture and volunteerism. The course will focus on ecological landscaping with ornamental plants. It will not cover vegetable and fruit production. It is open […]

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Majka Interviewed in Bangor Daily News Article

The Bangor Daily News spoke to Alan Majka of University of Maine Cooperative Extension about an Extension program, “Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation,” based in Machias to establish free summer meal sites for children.

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7th Annual 4-H Robotics Expo a Success!

The 7th Annual 4-H Robotics Expo was held at University of Maine at Machias on Saturday, March 16th. Over 80 youth from nine schools from Washington County, Penobscot County and New Brunswick gathered to spend the day learning about and sharing their knowledge of robotics. Over twenty teams visited with judges and people from the […]

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Volunteers to be Honored by the Washington County Extension Association

The Washington County Extension Association will hold its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, April 2nd at 5:00 p.m. at the Cherryfield Congregational Church located at 12 River Road. The public is invited to attend. Arthur Carter of Charlotte will receive the Norman W. Duzen Community Service Award. Arthur has made many contributions to the city of […]

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2013 4-H Robotics Expo Open to the Public

The general public is invited to stop by the 7th Annual 4-H Robotics Expo which will be held on Saturday, March 16th at UMM.  Nine schools from across Washington County will bring 27 teams to showcase a robotics project they have worked on this year.  The event is free and open to the public between […]

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Public Invited to 4-H Public Speaking Tournament

The general public is invited to attend the 4-H Washington County Public Speaking Tournament which will be held on Saturday, March 9th at 1:00 p.m. at the Kay Parker Building on Hadley Lake Road in Machias.  4-Hers from across the county will be presenting a demonstration or illustrated talk on the topic of their choice.  […]

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