School of Food and Agriculture

BDN reports on McNamara’s project to improve students’ health behaviors

The Bangor Daily News shared a University of Maine news release highlighting a community-based participatory research (CBPR) project led by Jade McNamara, an assistant professor of human nutrition at UMaine. The project, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, will involve creating a course to teach students […]

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Students to create college health program in UMaine-led project

Jade McNamara hopes to curtail behavior among young adults that can result in long-term health problems by recruiting their peers to create intervention programming tailored to their community. The University of Maine assistant professor of human nutrition will lead a study with Makenzie Barr, an assistant professor of dietetics and human nutrition with the University […]

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UMaine Extension offers ‘Recipe to Market’ online workshop May 14

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer an online workshop for entrepreneurs and farmers interested in starting a home-based, specialty food business in Maine from 9 a.m.–noon May 14.  “Recipe to Market” is a multidisciplinary program with topics including business basics, an overview of the specialty food industry and product development process, licensing and regulations, […]

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Jemison talks with BDN about lead in garden soil

The Bangor Daily News spoke with John Jemison, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension soil and water quality professor, about having garden soil tested for lead to avoid growing vegetables in contaminated soil. The story also promoted UMaine’s soil testing service.

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‘The Maine Question’ asks if you’re ready to garden

Springtime in Maine can mean turning on the heat in the morning and the air conditioner in the afternoon. Spring also is when people flock to vegetable gardens, patios, flower beds and orchards.  Gardening, which has been particularly popular during the pandemic, has a number of benefits — from reducing stress to increasing property values.  […]

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Media report on study of climate change impacts on blueberry barrens

The Bangor Daily News, Mainebiz, Morning Ag Clips, the Penobscot Bay Pilot and Eurasia Review, picked up a University of Maine news release highlighting research which shows that the blueberry barrens of Downeast Maine are warming at a faster rate than the rest of Maine, suggesting that unique strategies to mitigate climate change are required to sustain the […]

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