Who We Are

The Northern New England Local Bread Wheat Project is a collaborative project among researchers, farmers, millers, and bakers in Maine and Vermont to help local farmers increase the production and quality of organic bread wheat through research, education, and networking.

Project Directors
Sustainable Agriculture Extension Specialist
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
495 College Ave, Orono, ME  04473
ellen.mallory@maine.edu

Dr. Heather Darby
Agronomist and Nutrient Management Specialist
University of Vermont Extension
278 S. Main St., Saint Albans, VT  05478





Project Technicians
Tom Molloy
Research Associate
Dept. of Plant, Soil and Environmental Sciences
University of Maine
5722 Deering Hall, Orono, ME  04473
thomas.molloy@maine.edu

Erica Cummings
Research Technician
University of Vermont Extension
278 S. Main St., Saint Albans, VT  05478
erica.cummings@uvm.edu




Project Team and Advisory Board
Jim Amaral
Founder and Owner, Borealis Bread and Bistro
Portland, Wells, and Waldoboro, Maine
http://www.borealisbreads.com/index.shtml
Advisory board member
Brent Beidler    
Owner, Beidler Family Farm
Organic dairy, whole wheat flour, corn meal
Randolph Center, Vermont
http://beidlerfarm.com/products.html
Advisory Board member
Dr. Sid Bosworth Extension Agronomist and Instructor, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont Researcher - Agronomy
Dr. Mary Ellen Camire    
President, AACC International, University of Maine, Orono, Maine
Researcher - Food Science
Jake Dyer
A.J. Qualey Farms
Organic small grains (oats, barley, wheat)
Benedicta, Maine
Farm Superintendent, J.F. Witter Research & Training Farm, University of Maine, Orono, Maine
Advisory Board member
Dr. Eric Gallandt        
Associate Professor of Weed Ecology and Management, University of Maine, Orono, Maine   
http://www.umaine.edu/weedecology/

Researcher - Weed Ecology
Randy George
Owner, Red Hen Bakery
Middlesex, Vermont
http://www.redhenbaking.com/
Advisory Board member
Jim Gerritsen    
Owner, Wood Prairie Farm
Organic seed potatoes & grains
Bridgewater, Maine
https://www.woodprairie.com
Advisory Board member
Ben Gleason
Owner, Gleason Grains
2076 East Street
Bridport, VT 05734
gleasongrains@gmail.com
Advisory Board member
Dr. John Halloran    
Agricultural Economist, USDA-ARS New England Plant, Soil and Water Laboratory, Orono, Maine    
Researcher - Agricultural Economics
Jeffrey Hammelman
Certified Master Baker
King Arthur Flour Company
Norwich, Vermont
http://www.kingarthurflour.com/
Advisory Board member
Ann Hazelrigg    
Extension Instructor, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
Researcher - Plant Pathology
Ken Van Hazinga
Owner, Tio Grain Farm
Organic grains, oats, wheat
Orwell, Vermont
Advisory Board member
Richard Kersbergen    
Extension Professor, University of Maine, Orono, Maine    
Researcher - Extension Educator
Lauren Kolb    
University of Maine, Orono, Maine
Graduate student - Weed Science
Dr. Dave Lambert
Associate Professor of Plant Pathology, University of Maine, Orono, Maine    
Researcher - Plant Pathology
Amber Lambke
Co-founder & President, Somerset Grist Mill, LLC, Skowhegan, Maine
Chair, Kneading Conference
Board member, Maine Street Skowhegan
http://somersetgristmill.blogspot.com
http://www.kneadingconference.com
http://www.mainstreetskowhegan.org
Advisory Board member
Jack Lazor        
Owner, Butterworks Farm
Organic dairy and grains
Westfield, Vermont
http://www.butterworksfarm.com/

Advisory Board member
Katie McPhee    
University of Maine, Orono, Maine
Research technician
Susan Monahan
University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
Graduate student
Roger Rainville
Owner, Borderview Farms
Alburg, Vermont
Advisory Board member
Dr. Stewart Smith    
Professor of Resource Economics & Policy, University of Maine, Orono, Maine
Researcher - Economics
Doug Freilich       
Owner, Naga Bakehouse
MIddletown Springs, Vermont
http://www.nagabakehouse.com/
Advisory Board member
Julie Sperling    
Owner, Naga Bakehouse
Middletown Springs, Vermont
http://www.nagabakehouse.com/
Advisory Board member
Matt & Linda Williams    
Owners, Aurora Mills & Farm
Organic barley, oats, and wheat
Linneus, Maine
Advisory Board members
John Zirkle    
University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont    
Graduate student











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