York County

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From hatch to catch, industry and UMaine scientists collaborate on lobster research 

The University of Maine’s collaborative research with the lobster industry will continue thanks to the support of businesses that rely on the fishery.  The national restaurant chain Red Lobster, Cranberry Isles Fishermen’s Co-Op in Islesford, Maine, and Ready Seafood Co., a supplier and processor headquartered in Saco, Maine, teamed up to fund this sixth consecutive […]

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UMaine Extension hires dairy specialist Glenda Pereira

Glenda Pereira has been named assistant Extension professor and statewide dairy specialist with University of Maine Cooperative Extension. She also is an assistant professor of animal science with the UMaine School of Food and Agriculture. Pereira grew up on her family’s dairy farm in the Azores with 100 purebred registered Holsteins. She pursued her passion […]

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$57.5M to support UMaine Research included in draft Senate Appropriations bills 

The Fiscal Year 2022 Appropriations bills were officially released from the Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday, October 18. U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $57,537,000 in funding to support research and initiatives at the University of Maine and the University of Maine System.   Included in the bill is […]

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USM, UMaine receive $500K for economic development partnership

The Economic Development Administration has awarded the University of Southern Maine and the University of Maine $509,000 over five years to fund the University Center for Economic Development, a collaboration of experts from the University of Maine System that will provide technical assistance and research for the implementation of the state’s 10-year economic development strategy.  […]

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UMaine Extension 4-H dairy team brings home blue ribbons from the Big E

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H welcomed four members of the state dairy team home after their successful event competitions at the Eastern States Exposition Sept. 17–18 in Springfield, Massachusetts. The multistate fair, known as the Big E, is an annual event that draws 4-H members from across the Northeast. UMaine Extension 4-H was represented […]

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Increasingly crowded U.S. forests

A new study of the United States tree size-density trends in the past two decades, indicators of potential shifts in forest dynamics, health and productivity, has produced a novel, nationally consistent baseline assessment of current forest relative density. The baseline assessment could assist scientists, managers and policymakers in decision making related to future forest carbon […]

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Cameron Houde: Insuring the future

Cameron Houde, a management and marketing double major from Dayton, Maine, spent the summer as part of the Cross Insurance Emerging Risk Management Trainee Program. Based in Portland, Maine, the paid 10-week summer program is open to full-time students entering their junior or senior year. Read Houde’s story online. Contact: Melanie Brooks, melanie.brooks@maine.edu

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Participants in University of Maine Innovation for Educators course receive Rethinking Remote Education Ventures awards

The Maine Department of Education has announced more than $2 million in pilot implementation funding for Maine schools that have created innovative pilot programs as part of the Rethinking Remote Education Ventures (RREV) project. Seven of the nine schools to receive funding completed the Innovation for Educators course offered by the University of Maine through […]

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