School of Food and Agriculture

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Environmental horticulture student illustrates the beauty of nature

Rachel Alexandrou, a senior in the Environmental Horticulture program, has been completing her degree’s field experience requirement by working with the Damariscotta River Association (DRA) as their resident artist this summer. As part of the ecology and science-focused Kids Camp, she led a drawing workshop with children ages 5-11 teaching them how to focus on […]

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Yarborough cited in Portland Press piece about plight of blueberry industry

David Yarborough, a a professor in the School of Food and Agriculture and wild blueberry specialist with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was quoted in a Portland Press Herald story about difficulties in the blueberry business. A glut of frozen blueberries has led to depressed prices and farmers are absorbing huge losses, according to the article. This […]

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Yarborough speaks with WLBZ, WVII as Maine blueberry harvest starts

David Yarborough, a professor in the School of Food and Agriculture and wild blueberry specialist at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke with WLBZ (Channel 2) and WVII (Channel 7) at the start of the Maine blueberry harvest season. Yarborough told WLBZ the crop is looking good, but the supply is expected to drop from recent years. “The […]

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Yarborough comments on Down East’s archival seagull article

David Yarborough, a professor in the School of Food and Agriculture and wild blueberry specialist at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was quoted in a Down East magazine post that revisited an archival article. “Symbols of the Maine Coast — Herring Gulls,” appeared in the magazine’s August 1956 issue. “Herring gulls do a thorough job of […]

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Researchers seeking fermented food feedback, WABI reports

WABI (Channel 5) reported scientists in the University of Maine’s School of Food and Agriculture and Cooperative Extension are recruiting Maine residents to take part in a study about fermenting foods and beverages at home. Adults who make any of these foods at home, or would like to learn how to do so, are invited to […]

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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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Fermented food aficionados sought for survey

Scientists in the University of Maine’s School of Food and Agriculture and Cooperative Extension are recruiting Maine residents to take part in a study about fermenting foods and beverages at home. Adults who make any of these foods at home, or would like to learn how to do so, are invited to complete a 10-minute, […]

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Maine consumers needed for brief survey on fermented foods

  Researchers in the University of Maine School of Food and Agriculture and Cooperative Extension invite you to take part in a research study involving a 10-minute survey about fermenting foods and beverages at home. Fermentation is a traditional food preservation method used to make foods such as sauerkraut, pickles, kimchi, kombucha, yogurt and many […]

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