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Nine college faculty members receive tenure and/or promotion

Nine of the college’s faculty have received tenure and/or promotion. The faculty members were nominated by UMaine President Susan J. Hunter based on a peer and administrative review of their successful teaching, research and public service, and approved by the University of Maine System Board of Trustees. “UMaine’s world-class faculty are at the heart of […]

Read more reports on collaborative New England weed study reported scientists from Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont have completed the first comprehensive assessment of weeds found on organic vegetable farms in northern New England. The collaborative study is an important first step in providing a baseline for organic growers who could face challenges providing locally grown produce because of new, problematic weeds emerging […]

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Ellsworth American interviews Yarborough about Maine blueberry industry, retirement

The Ellsworth American spoke with David Yarborough, a professor with the School of Food and Agriculture and wild blueberry specialist with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for the article, “Market glut, low prices hurt Maine’s blueberry industry.” The per-pound price for Maine blueberries steadily dropped from 76 cents in 2012 to 60 cents in 2014 […]

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Mallory, Roche write on raising awareness of climate and agriculture issues in USDA newsletter

Ellen Mallory, an associate professor in the School of Food and Agriculture and Sustainable Agriculture Cooperative Extension Specialist, and Erin Roche, a Cooperative Extension Crop Insurance Education Program Manager at the University of Maine wrote about their outreach experience at the 2018 Maine Agricultural Trades Show for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Northeast Climate Hub newsletter […]

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UMaine community members participating in fourth annual Maine Science Festival

The fourth annual Maine Science Festival will be held throughout downtown Bangor and Orono March 15–18. The University of Maine is one of the major event sponsors. Several members of the UMaine community will lead workshops and participate in the program that draws science, innovation and creative achievement enthusiasts of all ages. A list of […]

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Seafood technology conference and annual meeting in Boston

The inaugural Atlantic and Gulf Seafood Technology Conference (AGSTC) will be held 8 a.m.–4 p.m. March 10 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The conference and annual meeting prior to the Seafood Expo North America will focus on the seafood industry and key issues. Presentation topics include antibiotic resistance and food safety, reducing waste […]

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Morning Sentinel covers panel discussion on farming in changing weather

Morning Sentinel reported on a panel discussion at the Maine Agricultural Trades Show that focused on farming in a new weather reality. Five Maine farmers spoke about how changing weather patterns have prompted them to adapt their farming strategies, according to the article. The forum was organized by the Maine Climate and Agriculture Network and […]

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UMaine mentioned in Press Herald report on year’s top sustainability stories

The University of Maine was mentioned in a Portland Press Herald article that listed some of the positive actions and events related to sustainability that took place in Maine during 2017. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration allocated a grant of $908,015 for research into sustainable processing of aquacultured seaweed and development of new value-added […]

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AP advances panel discussion on farming in new weather reality

The Associated Press reported a panel discussion and networking event about farming in a new weather reality will be held Jan. 9 during the Maine Agricultural Trades Show at the Augusta Civic Center. The event, which will run 1:50–4 p.m., will open with a panel of Maine crop and livestock farmers discussing how changes in […]

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Yarborough speaks with Ellsworth American about Maine blueberry market glut

David Yarborough, a wild blueberry specialist with University of Maine Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension, was interviewed by The Ellsworth American for the article, “Market glut hits blueberry growers hard.” This year, many wild blueberry growers in Hancock and Washington counties left portions or entire fields unraked as the price of […]

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