Donna Coffin

Extension EducatorDonna Coffin
165 East Main Street, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426-1396
Phone: 207.564.3301

Donna Coffin is responsible for planning, conducting, and evaluating Extension educational programs for a variety of clientele in Piscataquis, Penobscot, and Hancock Counties. Clientele includes livestock and crop farmers, beginning farmers, horticulturists, home gardeners, and the general public. Donna is the statewide contact for beef and equine programming. Currently, Donna is PI for the SARE Advanced Poultry Science Training for New England and New York agriculture service providers. Donna has authored a number of agriculture and home horticulture extension publications, administers county and state livestock websites, and county Facebook pages. She also writes a regional farming newsletter and statewide beef newsletter.


  • M.S. University of Maine, Orono, May 1976
    Major: Animal Science in the area of Animal Nutrition
  • B.S. University of Maine, Orono, May 1974
    Major: Animal Science

Work-related Certificates:

  • 2010 – 2018 CITI – Social & Behavioral Research – Basic/Refresher
  • 2015 – 2019 CITI – General RCR
  • 2010 – 2018 CITI – Working with IACUC
  • 2013 – 2017 CITI – UMS Financial Conflict of Interest
  • 1983 – 2018 Certified Private Pesticide Applicator

Professional Organizations:

  • 1978 to present: CAST – Council of Agriculture Science and Technology
  • 1978 to present: National Association of County Agriculture Agents (NACAA) − Northeast Vice Chair – Communications Program (2014-present)
  • 1982 to present: Maine Association of Extension Agents (ME-NACAA)
  • 2002 to present : American Society of Animal Science