Donna Rae Coffin, MS

Biography

I received B. S. (1974) and M.S. (1976) from the University of Maine. I joined the faculty in 1980 and serve as UMaine’ Extension Sustainable Agriculture and Home Horticulture County Educator in Piscataquis and Penobscot Counties.

Current Extension Program: I develop educational programs for livestock and crop farmers, horticulturists and home gardeners; assist livestock associations, land stewardship organizations, and farmer marketing organizations.

Ongoing Projects Include

  • Editor of Central Maine Farming Newsletter – electronic
  • Editor of Maine Beef Newsletter – electronic
  • Coordinate the regional So You Want to Farm in Maine program for beginning farmers
  • Coordinate the “One Tomato” project in Piscataquis County to encourage vegetable gardening
  • Develop topic-focused educational programs for farmers and gardeners

Websites

Research

My current research includes working with the Equine Clinical Studies Coordinating Committee NECC1200, to determine research needs in the northeast.

Recent Publications