School of Food and Agriculture

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Explore UMaine’s agriculture programs

The School of Food and Agriculture is a dynamic learning community and a state-wide resource.  Below you can explore the bachelor of science degrees we offer in animal and veterinary sciences, environmental horticulture, food science and human nutrition, and sustainable agriculture.  We also offer, and participate in, a range of graduate programs at the certificate, […]

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Natalie VandenAkker: Fred Griffee Memorial Award

The Fred Griffee Memorial Award recognizes an outstanding graduate student associated with the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station. Candidates are evaluated by their research ability, character, and scholarship. Natalie VandenAkker is the recipient of the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture’s Fred Griffee Memorial Award. She is pursuing a Ph.D. in human nutrition. […]

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Praveen Sappati: Norris Charles Clements Graduate Student Award

The Norris Charles Clements Graduate Student Award was established to recognize an outstanding graduate student in agricultural sciences, whose research has the potential to significantly shape the future of Maine agriculture.   Praveen Sappati is the recipient of the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture’s Norris Charles Clements Graduate Student Award. He is pursuing a […]

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New Faculty: Sean Sibley

Sean Sibley recently joined the School of Nursing as a Lecturer. Why UMaine? UMaine raised me! I grew up in the area and knew I wanted to provide healthcare to my community. I have been afforded many opportunities to advance my knowledge and career from my network at UMaine. I love the collegial atmosphere and […]

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New Faculty: Sue Ishaq

Sue Ishaq recently joined the School of Food and Agriculture as an Assistant Professor of Animal and Veterinary Sciences. Why UMaine? I love the area, and I love the spirit of collaboration on campus, especially when it comes to connecting back to the state and putting our research into practice. Please tell us about your […]

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Faculty honored for support, advocacy and mentorship of students

Select faculty were recognized for their support, advocacy and mentorship of University of Maine students at the Faculty Mentor Appreciation ceremony on May 7. The event, which was originally postponed, is part of the 2019 Maine Impact Week celebration. Among the 23 awardees UMaine recognized, nine are faculty of programs in the College of Natural […]

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Participants sought for taste research on seaweed salad

Maine is home to a growing seaweed farming industry, but many domestic seaweed salads are made with imported products. To help the Maine aquaculture industry develop new markets for the products, University of Maine food science researchers are studying the palatability of Maine sugar kelp in salads. Participants are needed for a research project on […]

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College names 2019 Outstanding Graduate Students

Eight graduate students were recognized for their outstanding achievement at the college’s annual Celebration of Excellence on April 17. The college also honored undergraduate students and faculty members, Brenda Hall and Paul Rawson, at the event. Shokoofeh Ghasemi, Fred Griffee Memorial Award School of Forest Resources Developed a new chemical-free method to create filaments for […]

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Black Bear Food Guild selling farm shares

Black Bear Food Guild, the University of Maine’s community-supported agriculture (CSA) share program organized and managed by sustainable agriculture students, is entering its 25th season this summer. Full, half and quarter shares are being offered on a first-come, first-served basis for $525, $350 and $200, respectively. The 2019 season will run from early June through […]

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