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UMaine Extension Experts Participating in Event with Commerce Undersecretary

Two University of Maine Cooperative Extension experts will represent UMaine Extension at a public meeting Thursday in Alfred, Maine, with Kevin Concannon, U.S. Department of Agriculture undersecretary for food, nutrition and consumer services.

UMaine Extension educators Frank Wertheim and Barbara Murphy will attend the meeting, which is sponsored by Partners for a Hunger-Free York County, a local coalition of people and organizations in York County, working to identify needs, mobilize resources, and create innovative, sustainable solutions to ending hunger in the county. The coalition brings together farmers, gardeners, educators, nutritionists, food pantries and non-profit organizations including UMaine Extension.

The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the dining commons of York County Shelter Programs, located at 3 George Street.

Concannon, who is originally from Portland, has served during the last 25 years as director of state health and human services departments in Maine, Oregon and Iowa.

For more information contact Kristine Jenkins of Partners for a Hunger-Free York County at (207) 985-3359, ext. 217.

Contact: Kristine Jenkins, (207) 985-3359, ext. 217; Jessica Bloch, (207) 581-3777

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