School of Food and Agriculture

A few of the award sculptures handed to the faculty impact award winners

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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Part of the roof of Winslow Hall with a little snow framed by trees

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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bone shaped dog biscuits

Dog biscuits made with invasive green crabs pass the taste — and sniff — test

Angela Myracle’s research is going to the dogs. Or, more accurately, for the dogs. As a scientist with Maine EPSCoR’s Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET), Myracle looks for innovations in aquaculture. And when the assistant professor of human nutrition at the University of Maine spied dog treats at a local supermarket that were made with […]

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UMaine students sweep Maine Sustainability and Water Conference poster awards

Students, faculty and alumni participated in the Maine Sustainability and Water Conference on March 28 in Augusta. Faculty from the college coordinated and presented many concurrent sessions at the conference. Students from the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture swept the research poster awards in the graduate and undergraduate categories from a field of […]

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dietetics students faculty at legislative breakfast

Dietetics program brings nutrition education to lawmakers

Graduate students in the University of Maine’s Food Science and Human Nutrition Program and Dietetic Internship took their expertise to Augusta this winter to help Maine’s legislators make informed decisions regarding nutrition policy. Nine students from the program culminated the communication effort by helping to host the Maine Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Legislative Breakfast […]

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Camire, Nayak quoted in HuffPost article about organic food myths

HuffPost quoted the University of Maine’s Mary Ellen Camire, a professor of food science and human nutrition, and Balunkeswar Nayak, an associate professor of food processing, in the article “Organic Snacks Aren’t Necessarily Healthier Than Junk Food. Here’s Why.” Eating organic food has numerous benefits, including limiting exposure to chemical pesticides and herbicides, synthetic substances […]

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BDN interviews Moran for article about choosing fruit trees

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Renae Moran, an associate professor of pomology in the School of Food and Agriculture and tree fruit specialist with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for the article “How to choose the right fruit tree for your yard.” Moran recommends people consider the winter hardiness of fruit trees and the length […]

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