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In 1883, the Maine Board of Agriculture called for the establishment of a formal experiment station in Orono. With the support of state funds the Maine Fertilizer Control and Agricultural Experiment Station (later becoming the Maine Agricultural & Forest Experiment Station). Eventually the Station would expand its research into genetics and breeding, entomology, forestry, food, potatoes, blueberries, and dairy. Such studies have been funded by both state and federal agriculture grants.

The records mainly contain textual information created and curated by the University of Maine's Maine Agricultural & Forest Experiment Station. The record series Administrative Records includes: budget reports including spending estimates, requests, and actuals, various salary information for Station and College of Agriculture staff.

Publication Date



Education, Agriculture, Science and Technology


Agriculture | Animal Sciences | History

Size of Collection

11 boxes

Dates of Collection

1888-1987, bulk 1955-1972

Manuscript Number

UA RG 0006.007.004

Maine Agricultural & Forest Experiment Station (University Of Maine) Records, 1888-1987