School of Food and Agriculture

News Center Maine quotes Yarborough in report on blueberry industry

News Center Maine quoted David Yarborough, a wild blueberry specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and a professor in the UMaine School of Food and Agriculture, in an article about decline in the wild blueberry industry. With both production and prices decreasing, Maine’s wild blueberry growers face a difficult year ahead. The 2017 […]

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Lancaster Farming quotes Yarborough in article on highbush blueberries

Lancaster Farming quoted David Yarborough, a wild blueberry specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and a professor in the UMaine School of Food and Agriculture, in an article on highbush blueberry production that mentions challenges in the corresponding lowbush blueberry industry. The article tells the story of highbush blueberry production on Goss Berry […]

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Lichtenwalner, Knight recent guests on Maine Public’s ‘Maine Calling’

Anne Lichtenwalner, director of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Veterinary Diagnostic Lab, associate professor of animal and veterinary science and extension veterinarian; and Colt Knight, assistant extension professor at UMaine and the state livestock specialist; were recent guests on Maine Public’s “Maine Calling” radio show. The show focused on the benefits and challenges of […]

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Hutton to help lead walk and talk farming workshop, Village Soup reports

Village Soup reported Mark Hutton, an associate professor of vegetable crops and extension vegetable specialist, will help lead a free walk and talk workshop at Goranson Farm in Dresden. The event will focus on the benefits and challenges of low-till farming practices and cover crops in organic vegetable production, will be hosted by Rob and […]

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Ellsworth American interviews Yarborough about blueberry business

The Ellsworth American 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 a report on the production and value of blueberries. Both production and value of the crop declined in 2017 — the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported […]

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Camire quoted in Outside magazine article on nutrition for all ages

Outside magazine quoted Mary Ellen Camire, a professor of food science and human nutrition at the University of Maine, in the article “The Foods You Should be Eating at Every Age.” The article gives nutrition recommendations for people at different ages from their 20s and up, focusing on specific changes to “support long-term performance” in […]

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WVII covers first season harvest for Black Bear Food Guild

WVII (Channel 7) covered the first harvest of the season for the Black Bear Food Guild, the University of Maine’s community-supported agriculture (CSA) share program. A university-owned farm in Old Town is run by three students from UMaine’s sustainable agriculture program. Local residents can buy a share of the season’s crops, and attended June 26 […]

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Gallandt, Mallory to speak at agricultural workshop, Ravalli Republic reports

Ravalli Republic included talks by Eric Gallandt, a professor of weed ecology at the University of Maine, and Ellen Mallory, an assistant professor of sustainable agriculture and an associate extension professor at UMaine, in a preview of an upcoming workshop. The talks are part of the 2018 Organic Principals Review workshop held by the Montana […]

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