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Morning Ag Clips previews anniversary of Sustainable Agriculture Program

Morning Ag Clips reported the 30th anniversary of the University of Maine Sustainable Agriculture Program will be celebrated with a free barbecue and live music 3–7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14 at Rogers Farm in Old Town. Alumni and community partners connected to the program are expected to attend. UMaine began offering a bachelor’s degree in […]

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UMaine mentioned in Republican Journal report on Maine Ocean School donation

The Republican Journal reported the Maine Ocean School Foundation has received an anonymous donation of $50,000 to help fund a new public magnet high school. Maine Ocean School in Searsport offers specialized tracks in marine science, transportation, engineering and management, according to the article. The school welcomed its first class of 11 students Sept. 4. […]

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Morse quoted in Civil Eats article on farmed scallops

Civil Eats interviewed Dana Morse, an ​aquaculture research​er ​with Maine Sea Grant, for the article, “Farmed scallops are coming to a plate near you.” Maine fishery experts believe sea scallop farming offers potential for diversifying the state’s fisheries, as the Gulf of Maine grows warmer, putting the state’s lucrative lobster fishery at risk, the article […]

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Media report on new Lobster Institute director

Wiscasset Newspaper and Fisherynation published a University of Maine news release announcing the new director of the Lobster Institute. Richard Wahle, a UMaine marine sciences research professor, has been named director of the institute, effective Sept. 1. He succeeds Robert Bayer, who has directed the institute since 1995 and is retiring from UMaine this year. […]

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The Franklin Journal interviews Annis about mushroom foraging

The Franklin Journal interviewed Seanna Annis, an associate professor of mycology at the University of Maine, for an article about mushroom foraging. Foraging is increasing in popularity and can be a good way to take advantage of natural resources to diversify your diet, the article states. But when looking for any wild edible plants, especially […]

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Press Herald interviews Yarborough about blueberry industry struggle

The Portland Press Herald interviewed David Yarborough, a wild blueberry specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and a professor in the UMaine School of Food and Agriculture, for the article, “Maine’s small wild blueberry farmers struggle on what they’re raking in.” Yarborough has worked with wild blueberry growers for 40 years, and witnessed […]

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Undergrads showcase marine economy research, Wiscasset Newspaper reports

Wiscasset Newspaper published a University of Maine Darling Marine Center news release about the third annual SEA Fellows Symposium. The August event featured the work of 22 undergraduate students and was attended by more than 80 scientists, industry professionals, resource managers and interested citizens. SEA (Science for Economic Impact and Application) Fellows is an undergraduate […]

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News Center Maine quotes Moran in report on Maine Apple Sunday

News Center Maine quoted Renae Moran, an associate professor of pomology at the University of Maine and a fruit tree specialist with UMaine Cooperative Extension, in a report on Maine Apple Sunday, which marks the start of the fall season for orchards in Maine. This year, more than a dozen orchards statewide are opening for […]

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Island Ad-Vantages reports on lobster talk by Stoll

Island Ad-Vantages covered a talk by Joshua Stoll, an assistant research professor of marine policy at the University of Maine, as part of the “Lunch and Learn” series at the Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries in Stonington Friday, Aug. 31. The lecture series gives residents and visitors the opportunity to learn about complex issues facing […]

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