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Northern New England Local Bread Wheat

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The Northern New England Local Bread Wheat Project is a collaborative project among researchers, farmers, millers, and bakers in Vermont and Maine to help farmers increase production and quality of organic bread wheat through research, education, and networking.

Project coordinators:
Ellen Mallory
, University of Maine
Heather Darby
, University of Vermont


Maine Grain and Oilseed Website and Newsletter – from UMaine Extension!

2014 Field Days and Twilight Tours

June 26
UMaine Sustainable Agriculture Twilight Tour
Will include discussions of winter grains and incorporating wheat into dairy rotations
5:00 – 7:45 p.m.  (registration starts at 4:30pm)
UMaine Rogers Forage and Crops Research Farm
Stillwater, Maine

July 24
UVM Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Field Day

10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  (registration starts at 9:15 a.m.)
Borderview Research Farm
146 Line Road, Alburgh, Vermont

2014 Kneading Conference – July 24 & 25, Skowhegan Maine

Watch our video series: Bread Wheat in Denmark and Local Wheat in Quebec

For more, click “Project Updates

This project is supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Organic Research and Extension Initiative, Award No. 2009?01366, “Enhancing farmers’ capacity to produce high quality organic bread wheat.”

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Contact Information

Northern New England Local Bread Wheat
495 College Avenue
Orono, ME 04473
Phone: 207.581.2942E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System