School of Food and Agriculture

Times Record promotes Dumas event at Lincoln Theater

The Times Record reported that Rob Dumas, food science innovation coordinator at the University of Maine, will sit down in conversation with Cherie Scott, founder of Mumbai to Maine, for a one-on-one conversation to kick off the Lincoln Theater’s third season of Talking Food in Maine: Intimate Conversations on Thursday Sept. 29 at 7 p.m.

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Maine cattlemen’s college features forage nutrition, pasture health

For the fifth year, University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Beef Producers Association will host the Maine Cattlemen’s College on Saturday, Oct. 15, beginning at 9 a.m., at the J. F. Witter Teaching and Research Center, 160 University Farm Road, Old Town. This year’s event will focus on forage and include topics such […]

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Calderwood speaks to News Center Maine about wild blueberry irrigation

Lily Calderwood, wild blueberry specialist with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke to News Center Maine for an article about Brodis Blueberries in Hope using irrigation to combat recent drought. Calderwood said there has been a renewed focus on irrigation among farmers in Maine. “Large producers already have irrigation in place in the form of […]

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Yarborough speaks to Ellsworth American about drought shrinking blueberry crop

David Yarborough, professor emeritus of horticulture and emeritus wild blueberry specialist at the University of Maine, was interviewed by the Ellsworth American about the negative impact of this year’s drought on the wild blueberry crop. This season will see a decrease in yields due to the dry weather, with variations across regions depending on the […]

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Camire speaks to Washington Post about organic food

Mary Ellen Camire, professor of food science and human nutrition in the University of Maine School of Food and Agriculture, was interviewed by the Washington Post about the nutritional value of organic foods. Camire said that bringing produce from a distance can have a bad effect on nutrients, whether it is conventional or organic.

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Calderwood featured on Maine Calling

Lily Calderwood, Extension wild blueberry specialist and assistant professor of horticulture, was one of two panelists on Maine Public’s show Maine Calling to talk about Maine’s wild blueberries and the industry.

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Ellsworth American reports on UMaine student winning gardening scholarship

The Ellsworth American reported that Zoe Olson, a University of Maine junior studying earth and climate science with a minor in horticulture, was awarded the $1,000 Peter H. Dolliver Legacy Scholarship presented in partnership with the Bar Harbor Garden Club. For the past two summers, Olson has worked as a landscaper on Mount Desert Island, […]

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Maine Calling features Bolton as VIP caller

Jason Bolton, associate Extension professor and food safety specialist at the University of Maine, was featured as a VIP caller on Maine Public’s show Maine Calling for a segment about starting a food or beverage business in Maine.

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Klimis-Zacas co-edits new book

Dorothy Klimis-Zacas, professor of clinical nutrition in the School of Food and Agriculture, co-edited with Ana Rodriguez-Mateos the book “Berries and Berry Bioactive Compounds in Promoting Health.” More information is on the Royal Society of Chemistry website.

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