Maine Food and Agriculture Center Expertise Directory


Alyokhin, Andrei

Potato integrated pest management

Contact Information:
School of Biology & Ecology, 5722 Deering Hall Rm 315E, Orono, ME 04469-5722;  207.581.2977;   andrei.alyokhin@umit.maine.edu

Anderson, Gary

Improving decision-making abilities of Maine livestock producers; dairy management; financial and nutrition management

Contact Information:
Cooperative Extension, 5735 Hitchner Hall Rm 145A, Orono, ME 04469-5735;  207.581.3240;   garya@maine.edu

Annis, Seanna

Fungal pathogens of plants (blueberry) and animals, general mycology (mushrooms)

Contact Information:
School of Biology & Ecology, 5735 Hitchner Hall Rm 303, Orono, ME 04469-5735;  207.581.2621;   sannis@maine.edu

Armstrong, Charles

Integrated pest management for cranberries

Contact Information:
Cooperative Extension, 491 College Ave, Orono, ME 04473-1295;   207.581.2967;  charles.armstrong@maine.edu

Bali, Sukhwinder

Sustainable agriculture, precision agriculture

Contact Information:
Cooperative Extension, 57 Houlton Rd, Presque Isle, Maine 04769; 207.764.3361; sukhwinder.bali@maine.edu

Bassano, Louis

Small business development and community-based entrepreneurship

Contact Information:
28 Center Street, Machias, Maine 04654; 207.255.3345; louis.bassano@maine.edu

Bayer, Robert

Lobster

Contact Information:
School of Food & Agriculture, 5763 Rogers Hall Rm 210, Orono, ME 04469-5763;  207.581.2785;  rbayer@maine.edu

Bell, Kathleen

Environmental and natural resource economics and policy; land-use change and management; spatial (GIS) analysis of environmental and natural resource problems

Contact Information:
School of Economics, 5782 Winslow Hall Rm 200, Orono, ME 04469-5782;   207.581.3156;  kathleen.p.bell@umit.maine.edu

Bolton, Jason

Food safety

Contact Information:
Cooperative Extension, 5725 Nutting Hall, Rm 105, Orono, ME 04469;   207.581.1366;    jason.bolton@maine.edu

Borns, Harold

Glacial records; iceflow directions; glacial sediments; radiocarbon dating; Emeritus

Contact Information:
Earth Sciences/Climate Change Institute, 224 Bryand Global Science Center, Orono, ME 04469;  207.581.1203;   Borns@maine.edu

Brann, Jeffrey

Farm superintendent; wild blueberries

Contact Information:
Blueberry Hill Farm, PO Box 189, Jonesboro, ME 04648;   207-434-2291;    jeffrey.brann@maine.edu

Brzozowski, Richard

General agriculture education programs with emphasis in sheep & goat production; poultry production; farm safety; tractor safety; farming with a disability or chronic illness

Contact Information:
Cooperative Extension, 5741 Libby Hall, Room 105A, Orono, ME 04469-5741; 207.581.3222 (desk); 207.951.7155 (cell);  richard.brzozowski@maine.edu

Burnett, Stephanie

Floriculture, greenhouse crop production and plant/soil water relations

Contact Information:
School of Food & Agriculture, 5722 Deering Hall Rm 205, Orono, ME 04469-5722;   207.581.2837;    sburnett@maine.edu

Calder, Beth

Food safety and processing technology; value-added food products and product development; outreach for the Maine food industry

Contact Information:
School of Food & Agriculture/Cooperative Extension, 107 Nutting Hall, Orono, ME 04469;  207.581.2791;   beth.calder@umit.maine.edu

Camire, Mary Ellen

Food processing and sensory evaluation; dietary supplements and functional foods

Contact Information:
School of Food & Agriculture, 5735 Hitchner Hall Rm 105, Orono, ME 04469-5735;    207.581.1627;   mary.camire@umit.maine.edu

Causey, Robert

Equine reproduction and infertility; coordinator Equine Program

Contact Information:
School of Food & Agriculture, 5735 Hitchner Hall Rm 344, Orono, ME 04469-5735;  207.922.7475;    robert.causey@umit.maine.edu

Chen, Xuan

Production economics; agricultural finance; natural disaster risks; causal environmental factors; government policy assessment

Contact Information:
School of Economics, 5782 Winslow Hall Rm 207, Orono, ME 04469-5782;    207.581.3184;    xuan.chen@maine.edu

Coffin, Donna

General agriculture; home horticulture; horses; beef

Contact Information:
Cooperative Extension- Penobscot & Piscataquis Counties, 165 E. Main Street, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426-1396;  207.564.3301;   donna.coffin@maine.edu

Dill, Griffin

Potato integrated pest management (IPM):  development/implementation of new IPM programs; home & garden IPM

Contact Information:
Cooperative Extension, 491 College Avenue, Orono, ME 04473-1295; 207.581.3885; griffin.dill@maine.edu

Dill, James

Pest management; integrated pest management (IPM); pesticide safety training

Contact Information:
Cooperative Extension, 491 College Avenue, Orono, ME 04473-1295;   207.581.3879;  james.dill@maine.edu

Drummond, Francis

Insect ecology; blueberry pollination; blueberry IPM; biological control of insect pests; computer simulation modeling; biostatistics

Contact Information:
School of Biology & Ecology/Cooperative Extension, 5722 Deering Hall Rm 305, Orono, ME 04469-5722;  207-581-2989;   frank.drummond@umit.maine.edu

Dwyer, James

Potato IPM; potato production; alternative crop production

Contact Information:
Cooperative Extension – Aroostook County, PO Box 727, Presque Isle, ME 04769-0727;   207-764-3361;    jimdwyer@maine.edu

Erich, M. Susan

Director of MAFES Analytical Lab and Soil Testing Service; soil chemistry and soil fertility

Contact Information:
School of Food & Agriculture, 5722 Deering Hall Rm 418, Orono, ME 04469-5722;  207-581-2997;    erich@maine.edu

Fernandez, Ivan

Forest soils, biogeochemistry, climate change adaptation

Contact Information:
School of Forest Resources, 5722 Deering Hall Rm 1, Orono, ME 04469-5722;   207-581-2932;    ivanjf@maine.edu

Fitzgerald, Caragh

Commercial crop production, cover crops, nutrient management, sustainable agriculture, soils, home horticulture

Contact Information:
Cooperative Extension – Kennebec County, 125 State St, 3rd floor, Augusta, ME 04330-5692;   207-622-7546;    cfitzgerald@maine.edu

Fuller, David

Non-timber forest products; home horticulture

Contact Information:
Cooperative Extension – Franklin County, 138 Pleasant Street, Ste #1, Farmington, ME 04938-1729;  207-778-4650 or 800-924-7496;    dfuller@maine.edu

Gabe, Todd

Community economic development; economic impact modeling

Contact Information:
School of Economics, 5782 Winslow Hall Rm 200, Orono, ME 04469-5782;   207-581-3307;  todd.gabe@umit.maine.edu

Gallandt, Eric

Sustainable agriculture—weed ecology and management, cropping systems

Contact Information:
School of Food & Agriculture, 5762 Roger Clapp Greenhouse Rm 205, Orono, ME 04469-5762;  207-581-2933;    gallandt@maine.edu

Garland, Katherine

Consumer horticulture education

Contact Information:
Cooperative Extension – Penobscot County, 307 Maine Ave, Bangor, ME 04401;   207-942-7396;  katherine.garland@maine.edu

Groden, Eleanor

Biological control of insect pests

Contact Information:
School of Biology & Ecology, 5722 Deering Hall Rm 306, Orono, ME 04469-5722;  207-581-2984;   eleanor.groden@umit.maine.edu

Handley, David

Vegetable and small fruit production; integrated pest management

Contact Information:
Highmoor Farm, PO Box 179, Monmouth, ME 04259-0179;   207-933-2100;  david.handley@maine.edu

Hao, Jianjun (Jay)

Plant pathology

Contact Information:
School of Food & Agriculture, 5735 Hitchner Hall Rm 174, Orono, ME 04469-5735; 207-581-2564;   jianjun.hao1@maine.edu

Hatley, Joshua

Farm superintendent; livestock; crops research

Contact Information:
J.F. Witter Teaching and Research Center, 101 Winslow Hall, Orono, ME 04469-5782; 207-581-2693; joshua.hatley@maine.edu

Hopkins, Kathryn

Consumer horticulture; maple sugar production

Contact Information:
Cooperative Extension – Somerset County, 7 County Drive, Skowhegan, ME 04976-4209;   207-474-9622;  khopkins@maine.edu

Hoskins, Bruce

Coordinator of soil testing program at the Analytical Soil Testing Lab; soil fertility; plant nutrition

Contact Information:
School of Food & Agriculture, 5722 Deering Hall Rm 409 A, Orono, ME 04469-5722;  207-581-2945;   hoskins@maine.edu

Hutchinson, Mark

Home horticulture and commercial agriculture, composting and nutrient management

Contact Information:
Cooperative Extension- Knox & Lincoln Counties, 377 Manktown Road, Waldoboro, ME 04572;  207-832-0343;    mhutch@maine.edu

Hutton, Mark

Identification of vegetable varieties suitable for Maine; development of sustainable vegetable production practices

Contact Information:
Highmoor Farm, PO Box 179, Monmouth, ME 04259-0179;   207-933-2100;    mark.hutton@maine.edu

Jackson, Tori Lee

Farm business management, new and beginning farmer education, commercial agriculture and home horticulture

Contact Information:
Cooperative Extension -Androscoggin/Sagadahoc, 24 Main Street, Lisbon Falls, ME 04252;   207-353-5550;    tori.jackson@maine.edu

Jemison, John

Reducing herbicide use in crop production; improving fertilizer and manure use efficiency

Contact Information:
Cooperative Extension, 495 College Avenue, Orono, ME 04473-1294; 207-581-3241; jemison@maine.edu

Johnson, Steven

Potato pathology

Contact Information:
Cooperative Extension – Aroostook County, PO Box 727 Houlton Road, Presque Isle, ME 04769-0727;  207-764-3361;   stevenj@maine.edu

Kamath, Pauline L.

Animal disease, population genetics, infectious disease at the wildlife-livestock interface

Contact Information:
School of Food & Agriculture, 5735 Hitchner Hall Rm 342, Orono, ME 04469-5735;    207-581-2935;   pauline.kamath@maine.edu

Keith Kanoti

Forest manager, University Forests: conservation and multiple-use management of nonindustrial forests emphasizing teaching, research, and demonstration

Contact Information:
University Forests, 241 Nutting Hall Rm 215, Orono, ME 04469-5725;   207-581-2849;  keith.kanoti@maine.edu

Kersbergen, Richard

Dairy-nutrition; organic dairy; forage pasture and manure/nutrient management; soil health; home horticulture; integrated farming systems; farm safety; small farm contact

Contact Information:
Cooperative Extension – Waldo County, 992 Waterville Road, Waldo, ME 04915;  207-342-5971;  richard.kersbergen@maine.edu

Kirby, Clay

Insect diagnostics and management recommendations

Contact Information:
Cooperative Extension, Pest Management Office, 491 College Avenue, Orono, ME 04473; 207-581-2963; clay.kirby@maine.edu

Klimis-Zacas, Dorothy

Trace mineral nutrition, vascular functional properties, lipoprotein and arterial glycosaminoglycan structure and metabolism; flavonoids, anthocyanins and cardiovascular disease

Contact Information:
School of Food & Agriculture, 5735 Hitchner Hall Rm 107, Orono, ME 04469-5749;  207-581-3124;   dorothy.klimis@umit.maine.edu

Kloetzli, Cathryn

Commercial agriculture, sustainable agriculture, value-added product development, food safety, home landscapes

Contact Information:
Cooperative Extension – Oxford County, 9 Olsen Road, South Paris, ME 04281; 207-743-6329; cathryn.kloetzli@maine.edu

Knight, Colt

Livestock management

Contact Information:
Cooperative Extension, 495 College Avenue, Rm 105, Orono, Maine  04473; 207.581.2953; colt.knight@maine.edu

Koehler, Glen

Apple pest management; weather-based pest forecasting; pesticide use surveys

Contact Information:
Cooperative Extension, Pest Management Office 491 College Avenue, Orono, ME 04473-1295;   207-581-3882;   glen.koehler@maine.edu

Koller, Gregory

Farm superintendent; fruit and vegetable research

Contact Information:
Highmoor Farm, PO Box 179, Monmouth, ME 04259-0179;   207-933-2100;  gkoller@maine.edu

Libby, Bradly

Horticulture

Contact Information:
Horticulture Facilities, 5762 Roger Clapp Greenhouses, Orono, ME 04469-5762;  207-581-3112;    blibby@maine.edu

Lichtenwalner, Anne

Director, University of Maine Animal Health Laboratory Small ruminant, poultry and general animal health issues

Contact Information:
University of Maine Animal Health Laboratory, 5735 Hitchner Hall, Rm 136, Orono, ME 04469;  207-581-2789;   anne.lichtenwalner@maine.edu

Lilley, Jason

Commercial crop production, sustainable agriculture, soil management, cover crops, reduced tillage, nutrient management, farm safety

Contact Information:
Cooperative Extension – Cumberland County, 75 Clearwater Drive, Suite 104, Falmouth, ME 04105; 207-781-6099; jason.lilley@maine.edu

Lindley, Vina

FoodCorps, school gardens and farm to school programming

Contact Information:
Cooperative Extension – Waldo County, 992 Waterville Rd, Waldo, ME 04915; 207-342-5971 x1013; vina.lindley@maine.edu

Machado, Robson

Food related extension programming

Contact Information:
Cooperative Extension, 5735 Hitchner Hall, Orono, ME 04469-5735; 207-581-3144; robson.machado@maine.edu

Majka, Alan

Human nutrition, diabetes prevention and management

Contact Information:
Cooperative Extension – Washington County, 28 Center St., Machias, ME 04691; 207-255-3345; alan.majka@maine.edu

Mallory, Ellen

Sustainable agriculture, soil quality, nutrient cycling and management, cropping systems

Contact Information:
School of Food & Agriculture, 495 College Avenue, Orono, ME 04473-1294;   207-581-2942;    ellen.mallory@maine.edu

Marcinkowski, David

Educational programs to the dairy industry; applied on-farm research

Contact Information:
School of Food & Agriculture, 5735 Hitchner Hall Rm 132A, Orono, ME 04469-5735;  207-581-2740 or 800-287-7170;   davidmar@maine.edu

McCarty, Kate

Home food preservation

Contact Information:
Cooperative Extension – Cumberland County, 75 Clearwater Drive, Suite 104, Falmouth, ME 04105; 207-781-6099; kate.mccarty@maine.edu

McConnon, James

Educational programs for small business owners; research in community economic development, business development and entrepreneurship

Contact Information:
Cooperative Extension, 10 A Libby Hall, Orono, ME 04469-5741;   207-581-3165 or 800-287-0274;    mcconnon@maine.edu

Moran, Renae

Tree fruit culture, primarily apples

Contact Information:
Highmoor Farm, PO Box 179, Monmouth, ME 04259-0179;    207-933-2100;    rmoran@maine.edu

Morse, Dana L.

Aquaculture (chiefly shellfish), commercial fisheries

Contact Information:
Darling Marine Center, 193 Clark’s Cove Road, Walpole, ME 04573; 207-563-8186; dana.morse@maine.edu

Murphy, Michael

Food science, new product development, food production scale-up, quality assurance with interest in aquaculture

Contact Information:
School of Food & Agriculture, 5735 Hitchner Hall Rm 165, Orono, ME 04469-5735; 207-581-3139; michael.g.murphy@maine.edu

Myracle, Angela D.

Elderberry production, phytochemical composition and health impact

Contact Information:
School of Food & Agriculture, 5735 Hitchner Hall Rm 107, Orono, ME 04469-5735; 207-581-1617; angela.myracle@maine.edu

Nayak, Balunkeswar

Microbial and chemical food safety; new food-processing methods for extraction of bioactive compounds; allergenicity of crustacean products

Contact Information:
School of Food & Agriculture, 5735 Hitchner Hall Rm 109, Orono, ME 04469-5735; 207-581-1629; balunkeswar.nayak@maine.edu

Noblet, Caroline

Individual natural resource decision making; processing information; sustainable behavior

Contact Information:
School of Economics, 5722 Winslow Hall Rm 200, Orono, ME 04469-5722;   207-581-3172;   caroline.noblet@maine.edu

Ohno, Tsutomu

Soil chemistry

Contact Information:
School of Food & Agriculture, 5722 Deering Hall Rm 103, Orono, ME 04469-5722;  207-581-2975;   ohno@maine.edu

Peronto, Marjorie

Elderberry Variety Trial

Contact Information:
Cooperative Extension – Hancock County, 63 Boggy Brook Road, Ellsworth, ME 04605; 207-667-8212; marjorie.peronto@maine.edu

Perry, Jennifer J.

Microbial food safety including risk assessment, processing and antimicrobials; food fermentation

Contact Information:
School of Food & Agriculture, 5735 Hitchner Hall Rm 115, Orono, ME 04469-5735;    207-581-2940;   jennifer.perry@maine.edu

Peterson, Bryan

Environmental horticulture; native ornamentals

Contact Information:
School of Food & Agriculture, 5722 Deering Hall Rm 403, Orono, ME 04469-5722;  207-581-2918;  bryan.j.peterson@maine.edu

Porter, Gregory

Potato management and physiology, crop rotation, soil health, and small grains

Contact Information:
School of Food & Agriculture, 5722 Deering Hall Rm 415, Orono, ME 04469-5722;  207-581-2943;    porter@maine.edu

Roche, Erin

Crop insurance, agricultural risk management

Contact Information:
Cooperative Extension, 496 College Avenue, Orono, ME 04473-1295; 207.949.2490; erin.roche@maine.edu

Romero, Juan

Ruminant nutrition, hay and silage production, enzymology, and bacterial and fungal communities in livestock systems

Contact Information:
School of Food & Agriculture, 5763 Rogers Hall Rm 203, Orono, ME 04469-5763;  207-581-2925;  juan.romero@maine.edu

Sarrantonio, Marianne

Coordinator: Sustainable Agriculture Program; soil quality; cover crops; cropping systems

Contact Information:
School of Food & Agriculture, 5722 Deering Hall Rm 115, Orono, ME 04469-5722;  207-581-2913;   mariann2@maine.edu

Savoie, Kathy

Home food preservation; food safety; nutrition education for limited income audiences

Contact Information:
Cooperative Extension – Cumberland County, 75 Clearwater Dr. Suite 104, Falmouth, ME 04105; 207-781-6099; ksavoie@maine.edu

Sharma, Lakesh K.

Develop sustainable agriculture systems in Maine; develop site-specific farming system with multiple cropping system; crop models for economical fertilizer recommendations for growers; minimum tillage potato cultivation

Contact Information:
Aroostook Farm, 59 Houlton Road, Presque Isle, ME 04769;    207-762-8281;    lakesh.sharma@maine.edu

Singer, John

Bacterial fish diseases; disease in aquaculture; microbial physiology

Contact Information:
Molecular and Biomedical Sciences, 5735 Hitchner Hall Rm 280, Orono, ME 04469-5735;  207-581-2808;    jsinger@maine.edu

Skonberg, Denise

Quality and processing of aquatic foods and utilization of crustacean by-products

Contact Information:
School of Food & Agriculture, 5735 Hitchner Hall Rm 104, Orono, ME 04469-5735;  207-581-1639;   Denise.Skonberg@umit.maine.edu

 

Smith, Randy

Farm superintendent; potatoes and related crops

Contact Information:
Aroostook Farm, 59 Houlton Road, Presque Isle, ME 04769;    207-762-8281;    randy.smith@maine.edu

Stokes, Martin

Ruminant nutrition; forages, silage, production, evaluation and utilization

Contact Information:
School of Food & Agriculture, 5735 Hitchner Hall Rm 130A, Orono, ME 04469-5735;  207-581-2770;    stokes@maine.edu

Sullivan, Susan

Human nutrition; clinical dietetics; vitamin D

Contact Information:
School of Food & Agriculture, 5735 Hitchner Hall Rm 123, Orono, ME 04469-5735;  207-581-3029;    susans@maine.edu

Teisl, Mario

Consumer economics; information and labeling policy; environmental economics

Contact Information:
School of Economics, 5782 Winslow Hall Rm 200, Orono, ME 04469-5782;    207-581-3162;    teisl@maine.edu

Waring, Tim

Social-ecological systems modeling; evolution of local food organizations

Contact Information:
School of Economics, 5782 Winslow Hall Rm 200, Orono, ME 04469-5782;    207-581-3157;    timothy.waring@maine.edu

Weber, James

Veterinarian, Maine Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab; mammalian embryology; effects of hypothyroidism

Contact Information:
School of Food & Agriculture, 5735 Hitchner Hall Rm 342, Orono, ME 04469-5735;  207-581-2774;    jaweber@maine.edu

Wertheim, Frank

General agriculture and home horticulture

Contact Information:
Cooperative Extension – York County, 21 Bradeen Street, Suite 302, Springvale, ME 04083;   207-324-2814;    frank.wertheim@maine.edu

White, Adrienne

Human nutrition; behavior change strategies; young adult nutrition

Contact Information:
School of Food & Agriculture, 5735 Hitchner Hall Rm 113, Orono, ME 04469-5735;  207-581-3134;   awhite@maine.edu

Yarborough, David

Weed management in wild blueberries; affiliated with Blueberry Hill Farm

Contact Information:
School of Food & Agriculture, 5722 Deering Hall Rm 414, Orono, ME 04469-5722;    207-581-2923;    davidy@maine.edu

Yerxa, Kate

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP); community nutrition; implementation and evaluation of educational programs designed for limited-income, food insecure populations; breastfeeding promotion and education.

Contact Information:
UM Cooperative Extension, 5717 Corbett Hall Rm 320, Orono, ME 04469-5717;    207-581-3109;   kate.yerxa@maine.edu

Zhang, Yongjiang

Plant physiology (potentially relevant to the wild blueberry industry)

Contact Information:
School of Biology and Ecology, 5735 Hitchner Hall Rm 261, Orono, ME 04469-5735; yongjiang.zhang@maine.edu