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Northern New England Local Bread Wheat


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Who We Are

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

Project Directors

Dr. Ellen Mallory Dr. Heather Darby
Sustainable Agriculture Extension Specialist
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
495 College Ave, Orono, ME 04473
ellen.mallory@maine.edu
Agronomist and Nutrient Management Specialist
University of Vermont Extension
278 S. Main St., Saint Albans, VT 05478
heather.darby@uvm.edu

Project Technicians

Tom Molloy Erica Cummings
Research Associate
Dept. of Plant, Soil and Environmental Sciences
University of Maine
5722 Deering Hall, Orono, ME 04473
thomas.molloy@maine.edu
Research Technician
University of Vermont Extension
278 S. Main St., Saint Albans, VT 05478
erica.cummings@uvm.edu

Project Team and Advisory Board

Jim Amaral
Advisory board member
Founder and Owner, Borealis Bread and Bistro
Portland, Wells, and Waldoboro, Maine
www.borealisbreads.com/index.shtml


Brent Beidler
Advisory Board member
Owner, Beidler Family Farm
Organic dairy, whole wheat flour, corn meal
Randolph Center, Vermont
http://beidlerfarm.com


Dr. Sid Bosworth
Researcher – Agronomy
Extension Agronomist and Instructor
University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont


Dr. Mary Ellen Camire
Researcher – Food Science
President, AACC International
University of Maine, Orono, Maine


Jake Dyer
Advisory Board member
A.J. Qualey Farms
Organic small grains (oats, barley, wheat)
Benedicta, Maine
Farm Superintendent, J.F. Witter Research & Training Farm
University of Maine, Orono, Maine


Doug Freilich
Advisory Board member
Owner, Naga Bakehouse
MIddletown Springs, Vermont
www.nagabakehouse.com


Dr. Eric Gallandt
Researcher – Weed Ecology
Associate Professor of Weed Ecology and Management
University of Maine, Orono, Maine   
www.umaine.edu/weedecology


Randy George
Advisory Board member
Owner, Red Hen Bakery
Middlesex, Vermont
www.redhenbaking.com


Jim Gerritsen
Advisory Board member
Owner, Wood Prairie Farm
Organic seed potatoes & grains
Bridgewater, Maine
www.woodprairie.com


Ben Gleason
Advisory Board member
Owner, Gleason Grains
2076 East Street
Bridport, VT 05734
gleasongrains@gmail.com


Dr. John Halloran
Researcher – Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Economist, USDA-ARS New England Plant, Soil and Water Laboratory
Orono, Maine


Jeffrey Hammelman
Advisory Board member
Certified Master Baker
King Arthur Flour Company
Norwich, Vermont
www.kingarthurflour.com


Ann Hazelrigg
Researcher – Plant Pathology
Extension Instructor, University of Vermont
Burlington, Vermont


Ken Van Hazinga
Advisory Board member
Owner, Tio Grain Farm
Organic grains, oats, wheat
Orwell, Vermont


Richard Kersbergen
Researcher – Extension Educator
Extension Professor, University of Maine
Orono, Maine


Lauren Kolb
Graduate student – Weed Science
University of Maine
Orono, Maine


Dr. Dave Lambert
Researcher – Plant Pathology
Associate Professor of Plant Pathology
University of Maine, Orono, Maine


Amber Lambke
Advisory Board member
Co-founder & President, Somerset Grist Mill, LLC, Skowhegan, Maine
Chair, Kneading Conference
Board member, Maine Street Skowhegan
http://somersetgristmill.blogspot.com
www.kneadingconference.com
www.mainstreetskowhegan.org


Jack Lazor
Advisory Board member
Owner, Butterworks Farm
Organic dairy and grains
Westfield, Vermont
www.butterworksfarm.com


Katie McPhee
Research technician
University of Maine
Orono, Maine


Susan Monahan
Graduate student
University of Vermont
Burlington, Vermont


Roger Rainville
Advisory Board member
Owner, Borderview Farms
Alburg, Vermont


Dr. Stewart Smith
Researcher – Economics
Professor of Resource Economics & Policy
University of Maine, Orono, Maine


Julie Sperling
Advisory Board member
Owner, Naga Bakehouse
Middletown Springs, Vermont
www.nagabakehouse.com


Matt & Linda Williams
Advisory Board members
Owners, Aurora Mills & Farm
Organic barley, oats, and wheat
Linneus, Maine


John Zirkle
Graduate student
University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont


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Contact Information

Northern New England Local Bread Wheat
495 College Avenue
Orono, ME 04473
Phone: 207.581.2942E-mail: ellen.mallory@maine.edu
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1110
A Member of the University of Maine System