The County features UMaine professional development for culinary art instructors

The County reported that the University of Maine brought culinary art instructors from their career tech high schools around the state to see what is happening in agriculture in Aroostook County. The program was supported by a Professional Development in Agriculture Literacy grant for $300,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded in January 2021. “I felt like Aroostook County was underrepresented in the conversation about local food in Maine,” said Rob Dumas, food science innovation coordinator at the University of Maine. “[Aroostook County] is an exciting part of where Maine’s local food scene is coming from,” said Kathy Savoie, professor at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension.