In November 2014, Maine voters approved an $8,000,000 bond referendum to support Maine agriculture, facilitate economic growth in natural resource based industries, and monitor human health threats related to ticks, mosquitoes, and bedbugs through the creation of a new diagnostic and research laboratory administered by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.
Explore the ways the new UMaine Extension Diagnostic and Research Laboratory will benefit Maine:
- Protecting the natural resource based economy
- Protecting food safety and human health
- Providing unique diagnostic and testing services for Maine’s future
The new laboratory is slated to open in 2018. READ MORE