Economic Development

News Center talks with Wilson about the Big Gig Pitch-Off finale

News Center Maine talked with Emma Wilson, Big Gig coordinator at the University of Maine, about the final event of the 2021 season. According to Wilson, conducting the pitch-off events virtually has facilitated increased participation and publicity for the contestants and their businesses. Joan Ferrini-Mundy, University of Maine System vice chancellor for research and innovation […]

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Bangor Daily column cites April 9 biodiversity summit

A Bangor Daily News column by U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree highlighted the April 9 Maine Forest Bioeconomy Summit, which will feature Jake Ward, University of Maine vice president for innovation and economic development, and Adam Daigneault, assistant professor of forest, conservation and recreation policy, as panelists in discussions of sustainable forestry and climate change and […]

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Media advance small grains research

The Bangor Daily News, the Penobscot Bay Pilot, Morning Ag Clips and the Daily Bulldog shared a news release about University of Maine researchers assisting in a multi-institutional effort to create new strategies for producing and marketing small grains like bread wheat, naked barley, hulless oats, rye and others. Cornell University is leading the project, and has […]

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UMaine experts assist in small grains research to bolster industry

University of Maine researchers are assisting in a multi-institutional effort to create new strategies for producing and marketing small grains like bread wheat, naked barley, hulless oats, rye and others.  Farmers often underutilize small grains because they have less economic value than other crops. To increase their value and provide more revenue streams for Northeastern […]

Read more, WFMZ share Stoll’s findings about alternative seafood networks and WFMZ (Channel 69 in Allentown, Pennsylvania) picked up a University of Maine news release highlighting the publication of a study by Joshua Stoll, an assistant professor in the School of Marine Sciences at UMaine, in the journal Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. The study found that alternative seafood networks (ASNs) can diversify food supply chains and […]

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Mitchell Center to host first annual food waste forum April 9

The Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine will host the first annual Maine Food Waste Solutions Summit 10 a.m.–noon April 9 via Zoom.  In Maine, annual food waste is estimated at 300 million pounds, or 219 pounds per person, which translates to $600 million in financial losses, even […]

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News Center Maine reports on Shaler’s testimony to Congress

News Center Maine reported that Steve Shaler, director of the School of Forest Resources at the University of Maine, testified before the House Committee on Appropriations about investments in infrastructure that would support a sustainable wood products industry in Maine and reinvigorate rural economies and communities. 

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Media report on grants to Graduate & Professional Center

Maine Public, News Center Maine,, Mainebiz, the Sun Journal, The Ellsworth American and the Portland Press Herald reported that the University of Maine Graduate & Professional Center received a private donation of $1 million to support interdisciplinary and market-driven graduate and professional education, and has partnered with the University of Maine System in support of a $1 million U.S. Department […]

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