Sen. Roger Sherman appointed to Maine Board of Agriculture

13 years ago

    AUGUSTA — Senator Roger Sherman (R-Aroostook) announced today that he has been appointed by Senate President Kevin L. Raye (R-Washington) to serve on the Maine Board of Agriculture.
    The 20 member Board of Agriculture functions within the University of Maine System and advises the Chancellor of the University of Maine System and the President of the University of Maine at Orono on matters concerning the operation and management of agricultural research conducted by the Maine Agricultural Experiment Station and university farm-based programs, including those of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Service.
    The Maine Agricultural Experiment Station is the research center for University of Maine’s College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture and is focused on agriculture, forestry and wood products, marine fisheries and aquaculture, wildlife, rural economic development, and tourism.
    The programs of the station are geared to enhance the profitability and sustainability of Maine’s natural-resource-based industries, protect Maine’s environment, and improve the health of its citizens.
    “I am pleased to be appointed to the Board of Agriculture and look forward to working with the University of Maine System,” said Senator Sherman. “As the chair of the Maine Legislature’s Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry Committee, I will be focused on overcoming the challenges that our natural-resource-based industries currently face.  Serving on the Board of Agriculture will enable me understand and even help define future opportunities for these industries that are so important to Aroostook County and to Maine.”
    With experience in farming, teaching science, and practicing law, Sen. Sherman now represents Maine Senate District 34 which encompasses southern and central Aroostook County, including Fort Fairfield, Houlton and Presque Isle.