The Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station is the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture’s center for applied and basic research in agriculture and food sciences, forestry and wood products, fisheries and aquaculture, wildlife, outdoor recreation, and rural economic development.

The station’s programs strive to enhance the profitability and sustainability of Maine’s natural resource-based industries, protect Maine’s environment, and improve the health of its citizens. More than 60 faculty members in the college lead R&D projects for the station. These scientists use cutting-edge tools to address new challenges for Maine’s natural resource-based industries and develop the new knowledge that fuels innovation. Other research programs strive to protect Maine’s environment, promote public health, and assist rural communities. Discoveries are translated into new production methods, new pest management and disease treatments, new value-added products, new programs to improve the nutrition of Maine citizens, and new information for community leaders. As part of a federal partnership with USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Maine scientists also work with colleagues at other state experiment stations to integrate activities and pool resources to solve problems that extend beyond state borders.

college research mapTo learn more about station research projects, visit the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture’s interactive map. The map can be searched by research area, topic, town, legislative district, and other categories. To find projects connected to the station, enter the words “experiment station” in the word search field. Click on the map image to the right to get started.

For additional information on the map and for instructions, click on Map Notes.

College faculty who are interested in participating in the research map should read this information.