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Seacoast Online advances Wells Reserve climate change talk by Fernandez

Seacoast Online reported Ivan Fernandez, a professor of soil science and forest resources at the University of Maine, will speak about climate change at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 27 at Wells Reserve. “Maine’s Climate Future — What Do We Do Now?” will focus on the implications of a changing climate for the people and places […]

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Students, community enhance gardens at Old Town Elementary School

The grounds at Old Town Elementary School grew a bit lusher this spring when the University of Maine teamed up with members of the local community to build raised garden beds The garden expansion and improvement project was led by four UMaine sustainable agriculture seniors, Emma Sanchi, Gradeigh Cameron, Ben Nelson, and Matt Derrah, for their capstone […]

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UMaine awarded $1M for projects to boost state’s rural economy, media report

The Associated Press, Maine Public, Mainebiz and WABI (Channel 5) reported the University of Maine will receive more than $1 million in federal money for projects focused on improving the rural economy in the state. The money is from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative. UMaine researchers Jessica Leahy and Mindy […]

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UMaine awarded $1M for projects to boost state’s rural economy, media report

The Associated Press, Maine Public and WABI (Channel 5) reported the University of Maine will receive more than $1 million in federal money for projects focused on improving the rural economy in the state. The money is from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative. UMaine researchers Jessica Leahy and Mindy Crandall, […]

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Three UMaine projects awarded USDA funding to strengthen economy of rural communities

Three University of Maine projects were awarded a total of more than $1 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture grants to improve sustainable agriculture and help rural communities thrive. The USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded nearly $17.5 million to 47 institutions nationwide. The funding is made possible through NIFA’s Agriculture and […]

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UMaine Forestry Camp under way

Students from the University of Maine School of Forest Resources are starting their summer with a two-week foray into the Maine woods. As part of the annual Forestry Camp, they will hone skills essential to professional foresters, including forest inventory and operations, wood quality evaluation, recreation management, field navigation, and documenting wildlife. “This is a […]

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Media report on UMaine’s new Biomass to Bioproducts Pilot Plant

The Bangor Daily News, Portland Press Herald, WABI (Channel 5), Mainebiz and WLBZ (Channel 2) reported on the new Biomass to Bioproducts Pilot Plant at the University of Maine’s Technology Research Center in Old Town. Biofine Technology, a Massachusetts company focused on making liquid fuel, chemicals and other advanced materials from wood, intends to build […]

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BDN cites mineral mining report by De Urioste-Stone, grad student

A preliminary University of Maine report on survey data related to mineral mining in Maine was cited in the Bangor Daily News politics blog, “State & Capitol.” The blog post, titled “Why legislating mining in Maine is so hard, in one survey,” featured information from a report compiled by Andrew Morgan, a graduate student in […]

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College names its 2017 Outstanding Graduate Students

The College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture at the University of Maine honored eight graduate students for their exemplary achievements during a banquet on April 26. The invitation-only event attracted over 400 university students, staff and friends. These outstanding students include: Brianne Du Clos, The Norris Charles Clements Graduate Student Award The Norris Charles […]

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