Ellen Mallory,  Professor and Sustainable Agriculture Extension Specialist with the University of Maine, conducts research and outreach on issues related to grain production, soil health, soil fertility, and climate adaptation. Since 2009, she’s been working to help Maine farmers successfully grow and sell grains for higher-value food and beverage markets, including organic. She provides one-on-one assistance, informational resources, educational events, and networking opportunities for farmers, as well as conducts research on production practices that will help them succeed. Ellen is thrilled to be part of Maine Grain Alliance’s efforts to expand Maine’s grain economy.