AP reports on Yarborough’s 2019 retirement

The Associated Press reported David Yarborough, a professor in the School of Food and Agriculture and a wild blueberry specialist with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, will transition into retirement in early 2019. Yarborough is a well-known authority on the fruit, which is one of the biggest agricultural products in the state and the source of a handful of summer festivals, according to the article. Yarborough will be replaced by Lily Calderwood, a new wild blueberry specialist and assistant professor of horticulture at UMaine, the report states. Calderwood said she is looking forward to learning under Yarborough in the coming year and identifying the needs of Maine’s wild blueberry growers. The Seattle Times, The Sacramento Bee, Bangor Daily News, Morning Ag Clips, News Center Maine and WABI (Channel 5) carried the AP report.