Our research efforts focus on the sustainable production of plants and animals, on nutritious diets that promote human health and well-being, and on safety and production issues important to food and agriculturally-related businesses. Reflecting the land grant mission, our programs support Maine’s agricultural community and strengthen Maine’s economy, while promoting human, animal and plant health, and ecosystem sustainability.  We emphasize collaborative, integrated, innovative research built upon the foundational areas of Animal Science, Food Science, Human Nutrition, Plant Science and Soil Science. 

Animal Science

Food Science

Soil Science

Human Nutrition

Plant Science