Gallandt, EPSCoR Cited in BDN Article on John Bapst Grad

The Bangor Daily News published a feature article on Diego Grossmann, a recent John Bapst Memorial High School graduate. Grossmann was accepted to Bowdoin College, but plans to take a year off between high school and college to volunteer abroad with World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms, an organization that pairs volunteers with farms around the world, according to the article. In high school Grossmann discovered his love of agriculture and took part in a Maine EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) internship at the University of Maine, the article states. While there, Grossmann worked with Eric Gallandt, a professor of weed ecology and management, studying organic solutions to combatting weeds. “I have no doubt he’s going to be a great contributor to the field of organic agriculture,” Gallandt said of Grossmann. “We need to figure out, ‘How do we help these young and small farms become more efficient and more profitable?’”