SFA Faculty Listing

Timothy Bowden, Aquaculture
Stephanie Burnett, Horticulture
Beth Calder, Food Science
Lily Calderwood, Horticulture
Mary Ellen Camire, Food Science
Robert Causey, Animal Science
Susan Erich, Plant and Soil Chemistry
Eric Gallandt, Weed Ecology
Charlene Gray, Horticulture
Jianjun (Jay) Hao, Plant Pathology
Mark Hutton, Vegetable Crops
Pauline Kamath, Animal Health
Dorothy Klimis-Zacas, Clinical Nutrition
Anne Lichtenwalner, Animal Science
Robson Machado, Food Science
Ellen Mallory, Sustainable Agriculture
David Marcinkowski, Animal Science
Jade McNamara, Human Nutrition
Eileen Molloy, Human Nutrition
Renae Moran, Pomology
Angela Myracle, Human Nutrition
Balu Nayak, Food Science
Tsutomu Ohno, Soil Chemistry
Brian Perkins, Food Science
Jennifer Perry, Food Microbiology
Bryan Peterson, Horticulture
Greg Porter, Crop Ecology
Juan Romero, Animal Nutrition
Denise Skonberg, Food Science
Susan Sullivan, Human Nutrition
Mona Therrien, Human Nutrition
Matthew Wallhead, Horticulture
James Weber, Animal Science
Adrienne White, Professor Emerita
David Yarborough, Horticulture
Kate Yerxa, Human Nutrition

Kate Yerxa

Associate Extension Professor, EFNEP CoordinatorYerxa

Degree: M.S., RD 2003,  University of Maine
Phone: 207.581.3109
Email: kate.yerxa@maine.edu
Location: York Complex #1

Professional Interests: Community nutrition; implementation and evaluation of educational programs designed for limited-income, food insecure populations; breastfeeding promotion and education

Teaching: FSN 301 Life Cycle Nutrition

Research: Evaluation of direct education obesity prevention interventions and implementation and evaluation of policy, systems, and environmental change interventions to support healthy eating and physical activity behaviors.

Recent Publications:

Auld G, Baker S, Hernandez-Garbanzo Y, Infante N, Inglis-Widrick R, Procter SB, Yerxa K. The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program’s Impact on Graduates’ Quality of Life. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2018; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2018.07.021.

Mellette T, Yerxa K, Therrien, Camire ME. Whole Grain Muffin Acceptance by Young Adults. Foods. 2018; 7(9). doi:10.3390/foods7060091.

Auld G, Baker D, Infante N, Inglis-Widrick R, Procter SB, Steger MF, Yerxa K. EFNEP’s Impact on Exemplary Educator’s Quality of Life. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2016; 48: 647-654.

Peronto M, Yerxa K. Eat Well Volunteers Program Takes Feeding the Hungry to a New Level. Journal of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents. 2016;9(1). Available at: http://www.nacaa.com/journal/.

Koszewski, W.M.; Hlavacek, M.; Yerxa, K.; Proctor, S.B.; Auld, G.; Baker, S.; Misner, S. 2014. Positive quality of life factors identified from EFNEP participant stories. J. Extension 52(4).

Majka, A.; Fairman, J.; Yerxa, K. 2013. Policy changes for a nutrition education program in Maine: issues and implications. Maine Policy Review 22:55-63.

Majka, A.; Calder, B.; Conroy, J.; Kirkland, L.; Reimer, N.; Yerxa, K. 2010. Using an email group to quickly respond to consumer questions about nutrition, food safety and food preservation. J. Extension 49(3).