Bee Khim Chim

Bee Khim ChimAssistant Extension Professor,
Assistant Professor of Sustainable Agriculture

57 Houlton Road, Presque Isle, ME 04769
Phone: 207.764.3361

Bee Chim is an Assistant Extension Professor at UMaine Cooperative Extension. Bee is responsible for helping Maine growers to address high-priority production issues for agronomic crops including potatoes, grain, and rotation crops. She is also responsible for developing an active applied research program that meets the needs of the growers. Bee is based in Aroostook County, Presque Isle Office, as an Extension Crop Specialist and Agronomist; however, she has statewide responsibilities. Her areas of focus are potatoes, nutrient management, soil fertility, crop water management, precision agriculture, cover crops, and alternative crops. She has a 90/10 split appointment between UMaine Cooperative Extension and teaching at the University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMPI) in the Agricultural Science and Agribusiness Program.


  • 2020 Postdoctoral Research Associate/ORISE Scholar, USDA–ARS, Brookings, SD.
  • 2018 Postdoctoral Associate, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.
  • 2016 Ph.D., Agronomy, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.
  • 2012 MSc., Soil Fertility, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK.
  • 2009 BSc., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK.

Professional Organizations:

  • The Maine Sustainable Agriculture Society (MESAS) Jan 2021– Present
  • Northeast Weed Science Society (NWSS) Jan 2021– Present
  • National Association County Agricultural Agents (NACAA) Nov 2020 – Present
  • American Journal of Potato Research (PAA) Nov 2020 – Present
  • International Society of Precision Agriculture (ISPA) Nov 2020 – Present
  • American Society of Agronomy (ASA) Feb 2010 – Present
  • Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) Feb 2010 – Present
  • Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) Feb 2010 – Present
  • Nitrogen Use Efficiency Group Jul 2009 – Present