Food and Agriculture

New Faculty: Jonathan Malacarne

Jonathan Malacarne recently joined the School of Economics as an Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics. Why UMaine? The School of Economics has dynamic students and an active, inquisitive faculty who are a pleasure to work with. What has your journey been to this point? I did my undergrad in economics at the University of Virginia. […]

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New Faculty: Sean Sibley

Sean Sibley recently joined the School of Nursing as a Lecturer. Why UMaine? UMaine raised me! I grew up in the area and knew I wanted to provide healthcare to my community. I have been afforded many opportunities to advance my knowledge and career from my network at UMaine. I love the collegial atmosphere and […]

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New Faculty: Sue Ishaq

Sue Ishaq recently joined the School of Food and Agriculture as an Assistant Professor of Animal and Veterinary Sciences. Why UMaine? I love the area, and I love the spirit of collaboration on campus, especially when it comes to connecting back to the state and putting our research into practice. Please tell us about your […]

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Animal and veterinary science students take learning abroad

Nine UMaine animal and veterinary sciences students and David Marcinkowski, an associate professor in the School of Food and Agriculture, traveled to Prince Edward Island this month for the New England Dairy Travel Course. The annual travel course is a cooperative effort between the New England land grant schools, including UMass, UNH, UVM and UMaine. […]

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Food science majors to engage in active learning to prepare for industry demands

Balunkeswar (Balu) Nayak is leading a charge to strengthen food science majors’ understanding of science and engineering by replacing lecture-centered instruction with active-learning strategies. The University of Maine associate professor of food processing is directing a multi-university project to boost math knowledge and problem-solving skills of food science majors for careers in food processing, food […]

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UMaine research on weed management for organic farms focus of $1.9M USDA award

Weed management strategies for organic vegetable growers, including challenges to implementing them, will be the focus of a more than $1.9 million grant from the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture to the University of Maine. The research will be led by Eric Gallandt, a UMaine professor of weed ecology […]

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BDN reports on collaboration to toughen lobster shells

A new collaboration among researchers at the University of Maine and Saint Joseph’s College of Maine was included in a Bangor Daily News business roundup. The researchers plan to work with seafood wholesaler Ready Seafood Inc. of Portland to create an environment where a soft-shell lobster  can turn into a hard-shell one after it has […]

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UMaine study cited in VegNews article about gut health

A VegNews article about gut health cited a University of Maine study on blueberries and their benefits for digestive health. In response to recent popularity of bone broth for maintaining digestive health, the article proposed several vegan alternatives, including blueberries. Blueberries are a simple, sweet treat whether cooked or raw, and are full of healthy […]

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