Modern Farmer features UMaine Extension’s Maine Harvest for Hunger

In an article about gleaning, an  age-old practice that involves collecting leftover crops from farmers’ fields after a harvest, Modern Farmer highlighted that in 2000, the University of Maine Cooperative Extension launched Maine Harvest for Hunger, an organization focused on expanding access to food and reducing food waste from farms. Since its start over two decades ago, the program has donated more than two million pounds of food to those in need. “Every farmer, no matter how big or how small, gets to the point where they have more than they can use,” said Lynne Holland, horticulture and social media professional at the UMaine Extension.