School of Food and Agriculture

pauline kamath

New Faculty: Pauline Kamath

The College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture brought a wealth of experience and expertise to its community when it welcomed new faculty this fall. Over the next few months we will feature a new faculty member every Monday and Wednesday to help you get acquainted with these new members of our community. Please join […]

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Community: From the ground up

Read transcript The University of Maine’s potato breeding program, conducted in collaboration with the Maine Potato Board, is committed to cultivating new varieties of spuds — a process that takes more than a decade and involves the expertise of growers, entomologists, food scientists, agronomists and geneticists. Follow professor Gregory Porter to the University of Maine […]

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Olivia Conrad: An internship scoop at Gelato Fiasco

This summer, Olivia Conrad, a fourth-year student from Yarmouth, Maine, majoring in food science and human nutrition, landed a sweet internship at one of Maine’s premier gelato companies. Conrad was the food safety intern at the Gelato Fiasco Flavor Foundry in Brunswick, Maine, where pints are produced, packed and shipped nationwide. She assisted the company […]

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Cary James: UMaine alumnus and champion for the students

University of Maine alumnus Cary James has been teaching chemistry at Bangor High School (BHS) for 17 years, and currently serves as the head of the school’s science and technology department. He has received numerous distinguished teaching awards, and his students have been recognized internationally for their academic achievements and innovations in the STEM fields. […]

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Juan J Romero

New Faculty: Juan J. Romero

The College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture brought a wealth of experience and expertise to its community when it welcomed new faculty this fall. Over the next few months we will feature a new faculty member every Monday and Wednesday to help you get acquainted with these new members of our community. Please join […]

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Kennebec Journal quotes Yarborough in report on blueberry crop, drought

David Yarborough, a professor of horticulture in the School of Food and Agriculture and blueberry specialist with the University of Maine’s Cooperative Extension, spoke with the Kennebec Journal for an article about how some Maine blueberry farmers are using irrigation systems to deal with the recent drought. Maine is about halfway through its typical harvest […]

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Ph.D. student’s research recognized at Institute of Food Technologists meeting

Adeseye Lasekan, a Ph.D. student in the Food Science and Human Nutrition Program in the School of Food and Agriculture, was awarded first place in the Toxicology and Safety Evaluation Division student research poster competition organized by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). He is working with Balunkeswar (Balu) Nayak, an assistant professor of food […]

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Cattle, students showcase hands-on learning at Bangor State Fair

Students from the School of Food and Agriculture are took part in the Bangor State Fair, a local annual tradition last week. They exhibited Holstein dairy cattle from the J. Franklin Witter Teaching & Research Center, which is located adjacent to the University of Maine campus. “In years past a number of people grew up […]

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UMaine staff cited in articles about drought

University of Maine staff members Mark Hutton, Sean Birkel and John Rebar were cited in Portland Press Herald and Bangor Daily News articles about the impact of the drought in southern Maine. The Portland Press Herald piece indicated some fruits and vegetables — including tomatoes and watermelon — are faring well during the drought, but […]

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UMaine to host Northeast Agricultural and Biological Engineering Conference

Promoting engineering as it relates to agriculture, biology and related applications is the focus of a multiday conference to be hosted by the University of Maine. About 75 participants are expected to attend the Northeast Agricultural and Biological Engineering Conference (NABEC) from July 31–Aug. 3 on the Orono campus. NABEC, part of the American Society […]

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