Brzozowski named leader of UMaine Extension’s Maine Food System effort

Richard BrzozowskiUniversity of Maine’s Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Jeff Hecker has appointed Richard Brzozowski the program administrator for University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Brzozowski, who began his duties Sept. 1, will provide support for the UMaine Extension Maine Food System effort.

Brzozowski has been with UMaine Extension for more than 28 years. While based in Cumberland County he was a UMaine Extension agent, educator, and poultry and small ruminant specialist. Brzozowski’s professional accomplishments include being awarded more than $1 million in external grants in the past four years. He has conducted applied research in sheep diseases, led professional development projects in poultry science, and has held leadership roles with the National Association of County Agricultural Agents. He is known for the diversity of his educational programming and his commitment to Maine agriculture and family farms.

Brzozowski will serve as UMaine Extension staff to the UMaine Board of Agriculture, serve as associate director of the Maine Agricultural Center, and represent UMaine Extension on the Agricultural Council of Maine. He will supervise UMaine Extension faculty and professionals working in the Maine Food System along with faculty and professionals in the UMaine Extension offices of Aroostook and Waldo counties.

More information about UMaine Extension’s efforts to support and grow the Maine Food System is available online or by calling Brzozowski at 951.7155.