Maine

The grants summary  includes a project highlight, a breakdown of funding by SARE project type, the total funding for the state since 1988 and state grant recipients.

Northeast SARE’s network of state coordinators--housed at each land grant university throughout the region--conduct professional development programs and share information about our grant programs and other sustainable agriculture resources in their respective states.

State Contacts

Peyton Ginakes

Peyton Ginakes

University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Bio
Peyton Ginakes is a Research Associate in University of Maine Cooperative Extension. She conducts applied research to address knowledge gaps in specialty crop production for Maine farmers. With a background in organic soil and weed management, she is currently focused on developing fruit and vegetable variety selection and cultural practice recommendations, and exploring sustainable soil management practices, such as tarping and composting, for diversified vegetable operations. She received her BS in Environmental Science and Soil Science, and PhD in Applied Plant Sciences, from the University of Minnesota.
Ellen Mallory

Ellen Mallory

State Coordinator
University of Maine
Bio
Ellen is a professor of Sustainable Agriculture and Extension Specialist at the University of Maine where her research and outreach programs focus on grain, pulse, and oilseed production, both organic and conventional, for local food and feed markets, and on the use of organic amendments like manure, compost, and green manures for crop fertility. She received her B.S. from Swarthmore College, M.S. from the University of Wisconsin, and Ph.D. from the University of Maine.

SARE in Maine

Since 1988, SARE has awarded numerous grants in every state and Island Protectorate. Aimed at advancing sustainable innovations, these grants add up to an impressive portfolio of sustainable agriculture efforts across the nation.

Six people standing around in a tall grass field in groups of two talking
Agricultural service providers and farmers learn about cereal grains and soil health.

Maine Impacts

$9.1
million
in funding since 1988
263 projects
funded since 1988