Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station

Highmoor Farm mentioned in BDN article on Maine Compost School

The Bangor Daily News reported on the Maine Compost School, an award-winning, internationally-acclaimed program that for the last 20 years has taught students from all over the latest cutting-edge compost technology. More than 1,000 students have graduated from the Maine Compost School, which is taught twice a year at Highmoor Farm in Monmouth, the Maine […]

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UMaine awarded federal funds for projects that support food economy, media report

The Portland Press Herald and Mainebiz reported the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station at UMaine are among the recipients of federal funding awarded to support Maine’s local food economy. Maine businesses and food projects will receive over $1 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree […]

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UMaine researchers to unveil wild bee habitat assessment tool July 19

University of Maine researchers have developed a tool called “BeeMapper” that will allow blueberry growers to assess the predicted wild bee abundance in the landscape surrounding their crop fields. They will debut and demonstrate the computer-based tool on Wednesday, July 19 at the UMaine Cooperative Extension annual Wild Blueberry Summer Field Day at Maine Agricultural […]

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Morning Ag Clips advances J.F. Witter Center’s livestock tour, field day

Morning Ag Clips published a University of Maine news release announcing the University of Maine J.F. Witter Teaching & Research Center will host a livestock tour and field day 1–6 p.m. July 12 at 160 University Farm Road, Old Town. Tours will include the center’s horse and dairy facilities, and pastured sheep and poultry flocks. […]

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Drummond speaks with BDN about fungus that could affect Maine’s blueberries

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Frank Drummond, an insect ecology professor at the University of Maine, about a type of fungus with zombie-like qualities that could threaten the state’s wild blueberry crop. Drummond said although the mummy berry disease is probably the most serious blueberry disease, it’s not well understood. Drummond and other UMaine researchers […]

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Rogers Farm site of new foodscaping garden, weekly open houses

University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers (MGV) will offer weekly open house sessions 5:30–6:30 p.m. beginning June 6 at Rogers Farm in Old Town. The UMaine Extension Penobscot County MGV Demonstration Garden — which features 34 different theme gardens, including the new foodscaping garden — is open to the public during daylight hours. […]

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Servello named dean of College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture, and director of the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station

Frederick Servello has been named dean of the University of Maine College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture, and director of the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station, effective July 1. Servello has been serving as interim dean and director since Oct. 1. A national search was conducted to fill the position of Edward Ashworth, […]

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UMaine Holstein ranks among cream of the crop

The Holstein Association USA announced this month that a member of the J.F. Witter Teaching and Research Center’s dairy herd ranks among the top 10,000 registered Holsteins in the country for Total Performance Index (CTPI). With more than 22 million registered Holsteins in the United States, the distinction places UM Robust Rosmerta in the top […]

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