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Cooperative Extension Service
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The cooperative extension service is designed to help people use research based knowledge to improve their land.  Administered through thousands of county extension offices, extension brings land-grant expertise to the most local of levels in affiliation with the state's designated land-grant universities.& ...

 

Smart Ag

Our vision at Smart Ag is to become the autonomous farming platform of choice in a driverless future.

In our opinion, the smartest way to solve the huge worldwide challenge of feeding a fast growing population is to empower farmers to complete operations faster, more consistently and with less labor than ever before, we believe they can unlock the potential of the land better than anyone else. With the correct tools, technology and knowledge, farmers can do the seemingly impossible.

Our goal is to give farmers the technology to operate smarter and eliminate the choice between what is best for their farm and constraints like available labor, brands of equipment or the cost of larger machinery. That is why our first product AutoCart can be used with an operator in the grain cart tractor or autonomously and will be compatible with any brand of equipment.

Contact Us

2710 S. Loop Drive

Ames, IA 50010

(515) 599-0346 • info@smart-ag.com

 

Agrilyst Inc.

Agrilyst is a web-based software platform that helps indoor farms manage their crops and gain data-driven insights to make more profitable production decisions.

Run your farm optimally at all times. With Agrilyst, you can create quick and easy seeding plans from templates for each of your crops. Built for indoor operations, templates make it simple to schedule cut-and-come again varieties, partial harvests, vine harvests, and more. Seeding plans sync automatically with tasks so everyone in your facility knows what to do every day.

Contact Information

Address:

68 Jay St., Suite 201

Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone:

(646) 878-6840

Email:

info@agrilyst.com

 

How to receive conservation assistance from NRCS
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Do you farm or ranch and want to make improvements to the land that you own or lease? NRCS offers technical and financial assistance to help farmers, ranchers and forest landowners.

 

Connecting retiring landowners and beginning farmers to keep agriculture alive
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Are you a retiring farmer, looking for someone to take over? Land Link is a valuable program that connects beginning farmers with retiring landowners to faciliate farm transfers.

 

Small Farms and Woodlots
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Learn about how woodlots of today provide much more for their owners, including income from selling wood and nonwood products, forest-based income opportunities such as lease hunting and recreation, solitude and escape from emotional pressures and stress of modern living and working, and simply the pride of owning and caring for the land.

 

Getting Started in Farming
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This guide was published in NIFA's Small Farm Digest designed for people considering starting up as begining farmers and ranchers.  Provides information on the opportinities and challenges of farming, land ownership, links to programs and resources to help get you started.

 

New Farmers Website

An online resource provides centralized, one-stop shopping for beginning farmers and ranchers to explore the variety of USDA initiatives designed to help them succeed.

USDA’s new farmers site has in-depth information, including:

  • how to increase access to land and capital;
  • build new markets;
  • participate in conservation opportunities;
  • select and use the right risk management tools; and
  • access USDA education and technical support programs.

 

National Young Farmers' Coalition

The National Young Farmers' Coalition represents, mobilizes, and engages young farmers to ensure their success across the country. NYFC supports practices and policies that will sustain young, independent, and prosperous farmers now and in the future through supporting independent family farms, sustainable farming pracices , affordable land for farmers, fair labor practices, farmer-to-farmer training, farmers of every ender, race and sexual orientaion, and cooperation and friendship between all farmers. Click Here.

 

National FFA Organization

The National FFA Organization FFA is an intracurricular student organization for those interested in agriculture and leadership. It is one of the three components of agricultural education.  

The letters “FFA” stand for Future Farmers of America. These letters are a part of our history and our heritage that will never change. But FFA is not just for students who want to be production farmers; FFA also welcomes members who aspire to careers as teachers, doctors, scientists, business owners and more. For this reason, the name of the organization was updated in 1988 after a vote of national convention delegates to reflect the growing diversity and new opportunities in the industry of agriculture.

Today, the National FFA Organization remains committed to the individual student, providing a path to achievement in premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

 

Mix My Sprayer for iOS and Android

Clemson University developed Mix My Sprayer to aid with quick, accurate calculations of product mixes to be applied with spraying equipment. Users can create custom lists of favorite products by category. Simply add or select a product, insert values in each input box, and the app automatically calculates the amount of product to include in the user-defined mix size. Units for each input can be customized by tapping the unit buttons. Products are saved with the user settings last used.

This free mobile smartphone app is designed for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android devices. Click here to download.

 

Local Dirt

Buy, sell and find local food with Local Dirt. How it works, buyers can search and source local food in their area with the added convenience of online ordering. Sellers can easily find new buyers and sell their products online. Local Dirt will even automate your invoicing and track your inventory. Farmer markets, buying clubs and co-ops can automate ordering, inventory, price sheets and invoicing. Click Here!

 

goCrop

Take farming further with goCrop™

goCrop uses integrated web and mobile applications to help farmers plan, analyze and report nutrient management practices with streamlined speed. Designed by farmers who understand the virtue of efficiency, goCrop keeps you focused on farming.

The app is available for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Learn more

 

Fieldprint Calculator

The Fieldprint Calculator is a free online tool for growers to voluntarily and securely analyze how their management choices impact natural resources and operational efficiency. Field To Market has developed the Calculator as an easy way to find out how your current land use, energy use, water use, greenhouse gas emissions, and soil loss compare with state and national averages.

 

 

 

 

Farmland Information Center (FIC)

 

Farm and Dairy Agri-Book

Farm and Dairy Agri-Book contains a catalog of Agribusinesses as well as Regional, State, Local Listings of Agri-Bureaus, Agencies, Associations and Organizations (Government and Private Sectors). Click here.

 

COMET-FARM™

COMET-FARM™ is a  whole farm and ranch carbon and greenhouse gas accounting system.  The tool guides you through describing your farm and ranch management practices including alternative future management scenarios. Once complete, a report is generated comparing the carbon changes and greenhouse gas emissions between your current management practices and future scenarios.

 

Best Tree Finder

The Arbor Day Foundation has created a tool that helps you find the best tree for your area. Just answer a few quick questions as to what you are looking for and the environment that you are in and the Tree-Finder will give you a list of suggested species. Click here.

 

Annie's Project

Annie's Project offers a variety of extension classes across the country that educate farm women on risk management. The classes empower farm women to be better business partners through networks and by managing and organizing critical information. Click here to see courses offered in your state.

 

Agricultural Marketing Resource Center (AgMRC)

The Agricultural Marketing Resource Center is an electronic, national resource for producers interested in value-added agriculture. The site works to provide unbiased, science-based marketing information for U.S. farmers and ranchers. There is information related to commodities and products, market and industry trends, business creation and operation, research results and value-added resources.

This site is an on-going project of the Iowa State University and partially funded by USDA Rural Development. Click here. 
 

 

Fifth annual cover crop survey results
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The 2016-2017 cover crop survey report from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension (SARE) program, Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) and American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is now available.& ...

 

Beginningfarmers.org

First launched in September of 2008, Beginningfarmers.org is a comprehensive compilation of information resources on farm financing, finding land, business planning, agricultural production and marketing, and much more. It is also a constantly updated blog providing the latest information and news on farm policy, farming jobs and internships, agricultural research, and the changing face of American agriculture. Beginning Farmers provides content relevant to new, experienced, and aspiring farmers, as well as farm educators, activists, and policy makers.

Through core resource pages and frequent blog postings, Beginning farmers provides a robust and constantly growing forum for sharing information and ideas about starting new farms, and a broad range of content related to the development of sustainable agriculture and food systems.

 

What are Food Hubs
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A Food Hub is a business or organization that actively manages the aggregation, distribution, and marketing of course-identified food products primarily from local and regional producers to strengthen their ability to satisfy wholesale, retail, and institutional demand.

 

2012 Census of Agriculture - Maine State and County Data
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The census provides a comprehensive picture of American agriculture in 2012.

 

The 75th Annual Maine Agricultural Trades Show
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January 12th-14th, 2016 at the Augusta Civic Center.

 

National Organic Farming Handbook
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The handbook describes organic systems and identifies key resources to guide conservation planning and implementation on organic farms. Producers and other audiences may also find the handbook useful, particularly the resources listed in various sections.

 

2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation
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The 2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation was prepared as an introduction for fish and wildlife conservation providers – the on-the-ground biologists and conservation partners who help deliver Farm Bill conservation programs to landowners.

 

Start Farming! Resources for the Beginning Farmer
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If you are seriously considering starting up an agricultural business, there are a number of important things to consider. Get started on the right path by defining your goals and skills, gaining experience and education, choosing your marketing strategies, and financing your agricultural venture.

 

The Biology of Soil Compaction
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Soil compaction is a common and constant problem on most farms that till the soil. Heavy farm machinery can create persistent subsoil compaction (Hakansson and Reeder, 1994).

 

Farmer's Tax Guide
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This publication explains how the federal tax laws apply to farming. Use this publication as a guide to figure your taxes and complete your farm tax return.& ...

 

Let’s Get Serious About Conservation
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This Farm and Dairy article explains how conservation is a journey for our country.

 

Younger Beginning Farmers Tend To Operate Larger Farms
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Younger beginning farmers are more likely to operate large farms than are older operators of beginning farms. These farmers tend to earn more on their farm, and less off their farm, but have more debt than older beginning farmers.

 

Local Food a Growing Trend for Land Trusts
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Land trusts across the country are preserving agricultural lands to support local food systems. 

 

Conservation Buffers on your Land

Considering conservation buffers on your land?  The USDA has 250,000 or more buffer contracts with about 160,000 farms and ranches. They may be a good choice for your land and for the environment.

 

Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities - A Guide to Federal Programs for Sustainable Agriculture, Forestry, Entrepreneurship, Conservation, Food Systems, and Community Development
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This guide lists funding opportunities offered by federal programs, and is indispensable for anyone seeking government help to foster their innovative enterprise in forestry and agriculture.

 

Does America Need More Organic Farmers?
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Organic farming has been one of the fastest growing segments of U.S. agriculture for over a decade.  After the USDA implemented national organic standards in 2002, certified organic farmland doubled by 2005.

 

Show Beginning Farmer Organizations & Professionals (243)
There are 243 resources serving Franklin County in the following categories:
map itMap of Beginning Farmer Organizations & Professionals serving Franklin County
Agronomists and Crop Advisers
AgMatters LLC
Lauchlin W. Titus CPAg/CCA - Vassalboro, ME
Conservation Districts
Franklin County Soil & Water Conservation District
Rosetta Thompson - Executive Director & Education Coordinator - Farmington, ME
Maine Association of Conservation Districts
Tom Gordon - Executive Director - Portland, ME
Conservation Groups and Associations
Access Fund
Jim Chase - Operations Director - Boulder, CO
Agrarian Trust
Ian McSweeney - Director - Weare, NH
AGree
- Transforming Food & Ag Policy - Washington, DC
American Agri-Women
- Colchester, VT
American Forest Foundation
- Washington, DC
American Forests
Eric Sprague - Director of Forest Conservation - Washington, DC
American Friends of Canadian Land Trusts
Sandra Tassel - Program Coordinator - Bellingham, WA
American Hiking Society
- Silver Spring, MD
American Tree Farm System
Paul DeLong - Senior Vice President, ATFS & Conservation - Washington, DC
Appalachian Mountain Club
- Boston, MA
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
- Harpers Ferry, WV
Arbor Day Foundation
- Nebraska City, NE
Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
- Washington, DC
Atlantic Coast Joint Venture
Debra Reynolds - Communication Coordinator - Hadley, MA
Bat Conservation International
- Austin, TX
Biobased Maine
- Portland, ME
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - New Brunswick Chapter
Roberta Clowater - Executive Director - Fredericton, NB
Center for Collaborative Conservation
Warner College of Natural Resources - Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO
Center for Large Landscape Conservation
- Bozeman, MT
Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance
- Missoula, MT
CitSci.org
Greg Newman - Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO
Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC)
- West Lafayette, IN
Continental Dialogue on Non-Native Forests Insects and Diseases
- Sheffield, MA
EcoResults!
- Flagstaff, AZ
Equine Land Conservation Resource
Denise O’Meara, PLA - Director of Education - Lexington, KY
Forest Landowners Association
Scott P. Jones - Chief Executive Office - Atlanta, GA
Forest Stewards Guild
Zander Evans - Executive Director - Madison, WI
Forest Stewardship Council
- Minneapolis, MN
Friends of Maine Seabird Islands
- Rockland, ME
Garden for Wildlife
National Wildlife Federation - Merrifield, VA
Hidden Valley Nature Center
Andy Bezon - Forest and Recreation Specialist - Jefferson, ME
High Peaks Alliance
- Strong, ME
Journey North
- Madison, WI
Keeping Maine’s Forests
- Augusta, ME
Lakes Environmental Association
Peter Lowell - Executive Director - Bridgton, ME
Land Conservation and Advocacy Trust
Steve Meltzer - Founder and Executive Director - Framingham, MA
Land For Good
- Keene , NH
Land Trust Alliance
- Washington, DC
Maine Christmas Tree Association
- Easton, ME
Maine Forest Products Council
Roberta Scruggs - Communications Director - Augusta, ME
Maine Huts & Trails
- Kingfield, ME
Maine Lakes Society
Cheryl Perusse Daigle - Executive Director - Belgrade Lakes, ME
Maine Natural Resource Conservation Program
Dawn Hallowell - Maine DEP - Augusta, ME
Maine Rivers
Landis Hudson - Executive Director - Yarmouth, ME
Maine Sporting Camp Association
- Augusta, ME
Maine Sporting Camp Heritage Foundation
John Rust - President - Hampden, ME
Maine TREE Foundation
Henry L. Whittemore - Executive Director - Augusta, ME
Mississippi Wildlife Federation
- Madison , MS
Monarch Joint Venture
- St. Paul, MN
MultiState Conservation Grant Program
- Washington, DC, VA
National Association of State Foresters
- Washington , DC
National Audubon Society
- New York, NY
National Family Farm Coaltion
- Washington, DC
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Jeff Trandahl - Executive Director and CEO - Washington, DC
National Forestry Association
Keith A. Argow - President, Director at Large - Vienna, VA
National Grazing Lands Coalition
Monti Golla - National GLC Executive Director - College Station, TX
National Mitigation Banking Association
- Washington, DC
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
Jeremy Emmi - Managing Director - Washington, DC
National Trust for Historic Preservation
- Washington, DC
National Wild Turkey Federation
- Edgefield, SC
National Wildlife Federation
- Reston, VA
NatureServe
Mary Klein - President & CEO - Arlington, VA
Northern Forest Canoe Trail
- Waitsfield, VT
Pheasants Forever
- St Paul, MN
Pinchot Institute for Conservation
V. Alaric Sample - President - Washington, DC
Pollinator Partnership
- San Francisco, CA
Quality Deer Management Association
- Bogart, GA
Quebec-Labrador Foundation
Larry Morris - President - Ipswich, MA
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
- Washington, DC
Saco River Corridor Commission
Joy Chasse - Administrative Assistant - Cornish, ME
Sand County Foundation
Kevin Kiley, Development & Communications - Madison, WI
Savory Institute
- Boulder, CO
Soil and Water Conservation Society
- Ankeny, IA
Sportsman's Alliance of Maine
David Trahan - Executive Director - Augusta, ME
Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development
Judith KohlerCO
St. Croix International Waterway Commission
Heather Almeda - Manager - St. Stephen, NB
Sustainable Forestry Initiative
Kathy Abusow - President and CEO - Washington, DC
Sustainable Forests Roundtable
Tax Credit Connection, Inc.
Ariel Steele, Owner - Longmont, CO
Terrafirma RRG LLC
Jeremy Johnston - Account Administrator, Marsh Captive Solutions - Burlington, VT
The American Chestnut Foundation
- Asheville, NC
The Climate Trust
- Portland, OR
The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
Lindsay Thomas - Chairman - Washington, DC
The Conservation Fund
- Arlington, VA
The Fund for Wild Nature
Jeff Petersen, Esq. - Executive Director - Kelso, WA
The Garden Conservancy
- Cold Spring, NY
The Land Institute
- Salina, KS
The Trust for Public Land, Maine State Office
- Portland, ME
The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
- Portland, OR
Thunder Bay Field Naturalists
Bruce Thacker - President - Thunder Bay, ON
Tin Mountain Conservation Center
- Albany, NH
Trout Headwaters, Inc.
- Livingston, MT
Turtle Islands Earth Stewards
Tyhson Banighen - Tappen, BC
Two Countries, One Forest
Bill Weber - Executive Director - Toronto, ON
U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA)
- Chesterfield, MO
Upper Thames River Conservation Authority
Ian Wilcox - General Manager/Secretary-Treasurer - London, ON
USA National Phenology Network
Jake Weltzin - Executive Director - Tucson, AZ
Valleys 2000
Bill Huether - Treasurer - Bowmanville, ON
Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation
- Halifax, VA
Webb Lake Association
Jim Stewart - President - Weld, ME
Wild Ones
Donna VanBuecken - Executive Director - Neenah, WI
Wildlife Alliance of Maine
Daryl DeJoy - Executive Director - Bangor, ME
Women, Food & Agriculture Network
- Ames, IA
Cooperative Extension
Cooperative Extension in Franklin County
- Farmington, ME
Federal and State Tax Incentives and Programs
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center - Raleigh, NC
Farmland Tax Law Program
Maine Revenue Services - Property Tax Division - Augusta, ME
Federal Endangered Species Tax Deduction
US Fish and Wildlife Service - Arlington, VA
Open Space Current Use Program
Maine Revenue Services - Property Tax Division - Augusta, ME
Tree Growth Current Use Program
Maine Revenue Services - Property Tax Division - Augusta, ME
Working Waterfront Program
Maine Revenue Services - Property Tax Division - Augusta, ME
Government Agencies
Bureau of Land Management
Nikki Haskett - Office of National Conservation Lands and Community Partnerships - Washington, DC
Bureau of Land Management
Eastern States State Office - Washington, DC
Farm Service Agency
USDA - Washington, DC
Farmington NRCS Field Office
Amanda Burton - District Conservationist - Farmington, ME
Franklin County Farm Service Agency Office
Gary Raymond - County Executive Director - Farmington, ME
Lewiston Office
USDA Rural Development - Lewiston, ME
Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
- Augusta, ME
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
- Augusta, ME
Maine NRCS State Office
Juan Hernandez - State Conservationist - Bangor, ME
Maine State FSA Office
- Bangor, ME
National Invasive Species Council
U.S. Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
Natural Resources Conservation Service
USDA - Washington, DC
State and Private Forestry
USDA Forest Service - Office of Communication - Washington, DC
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
- Washington, DC
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
U.S. Forest Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture - Washington, DC
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
USDA Rural Development - Maine Office
- Bangor, ME
Irrigation Suppliers and Contractors
Agri Drain
Charlie Schafer - President - Adair, IA
BountiGel
mOasis Inc - Union City, CA
Maximized Water Management LLC
William (Bill) Fuchs - Owner - Chester, ID
Netafim Drip-Micro Irrigation Products
Netafim USA - Fresno, CA
Pump Monitor
PowWow Energy, Inc. - Sunnyvale, CA
Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Chris Roth - President - Deshler, NE
Tule Evapotranspiration
Tule Technologies Inc - Tom Shapland - Concord, CA
Land Surveyors
Brian P. Taylor
Plisga & Day Land Surveyors - Bangor , ME
Corner Post Land Surveying
- Springvale, ME
Doucet Survey, Inc.
William J. Doucet - Newmarket, NH
Ed Friedman
Point of View Helicopter Services - President / Chief Pilot - Bowdoinham, ME
Mark A. Adams
Sebago Technics, Inc. - President/CEO - South Portland, ME
Steven Michaud, LLS
Doucet Survey, Inc. - Vice President - Newmarket, NH
Rural-Farmer, Rancher, and Fishery Cooperatives
Agri-Mark Inc.
Richard Stammer - President/CEO - Lawrence, MA
Farmington Farmers Union
Liz Theriault - General Manager - Farmington, ME
Get Real Get Maine
Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry - Augusta, ME
Maine Potato Growers Inc.
Jennifer Sonntag - CFO - Presque Isle, ME
Pineland Farms, Inc.
Dale Maschino - New Gloucester, ME
San Pedro Land & Cattle CO
Chase Currie - CARRIZO SPRINGS, TX
Select Sire Power, Inc.
Norm Vincel - General Manager - Rocky Mount, VA
Slow Money Maine
Avery Larned - Administrative Assistant - York Harbor, ME
Winter Harbor Lobster Cooperative
Douglas Torrey - President - Winter Harbor, ME
Small Farm Resources
Beginning Farmer Resource Network of Maine
Tori Jackson - Chair - Lisbon Falls, ME
Calvin A. Luther
Penobscot Evergreens - Bucksport, ME
Dirt Capital Partners
Jacob Israelow - Founder & Managing Director - Hudson, NY
Keep Local Farms Fund
- Boston, MA
Michael Splane
- Agent - Damariscotta, ME
Millstone Farm
- Wilton, CT
New England Small Farm Institute
- Belchertown, MA
Northeast Farm Access, LLC
Bob Bernstein - Managing Director - Keene, NH
Paris Farmers Union
Audrey Chapman - South Paris, ME
Rick Chase
Chase Farms - Owner - Wells, ME
Slow Money Maine
Avery Larned - Administrative Assistant - York Harbor, ME
Thomas DeCoste
Foxgreen Farm - Owner - Seboeis Plantation, ME
WoodPrairie Farm
Jim & Megan Gerritsen - Bridgewater, ME
State Funding / Technical Resources
Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership
Dr. Lisa Havel - Coordinator - Arlington, VA
Beginning Farmer Resource Network of Maine
Tori Jackson - Chair - Lisbon Falls, ME
Kent Nelson
Maine Forest Service - Fire Prevention Specialist/Firewise State Liaison - Augusta, ME
Land for Maine's Future
Sarah Demers - Director - Augusta, ME
Maine Farmland Protection Program
Stephanie Gilbert - Farmland Protection Specialist
Maine Department of Agriculture Food, and Rural Resources - Augusta, ME
Maine Farms for the Future Program
Stephanie Gilbert - Farmland Protection Specialist
Maine Department of Agriculture Food, and Rural Resources - Augusta, ME
Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund
Carol Gay - Secretariat - Pittston, ME
Senior Farm Share Program
Julie Waller - Senior FarmShare Manager - Augusta, ME
Stewardship Program offered by the Maine Forest Service (Archived)
- Maine Forest Service - Augusta, ME
Whitewater to Bluewater Project
Lisa Havel - Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership Coordinator - Arlington, VA
Woods Wise Incentives to Stewardship Enhancement
Andy Shultz - MFS Landowner Outreach Forester - Augusta, ME
USDA - FSA Programs
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Biomass Crop Assistance Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Conservation Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Forest Restoration Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Operating Loans & Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Operating Loans - Maine
Don Todd - State Executive Director - USDA Farm Service Agency - Bangor, ME
Farm Ownership Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Ownership Loans - Maine
Don Todd - State Executive Director - USDA Farm Service Agency - Bangor, ME
Farmable Wetlands Program (FWP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Grassland Reserve Program- REPEALED
USDA Farm Service Agency
Guaranteed Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Forage Disaster Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Indemnity Program
USDA FSA
Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers- Maine
Don Todd - State Executive Director - USDA Farm Service Agency - Bangor, ME
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Transition Incentives Program (TIP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Tree Assistance Program (TAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
USDA - NRCS Programs
Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA)
Dave Mason - Financial Assistance Programs Division - Washington, DC
Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP)- REPEALED
Mark Parson - Program Contact
Big Flats Plant Materials Center
Shawnna Clark - PMC Manager - Corning, NY
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)
- Washington, DC
Conservation of Private Grazing Land (CPGL)
Conservation Security Program
Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA)
NRCS
Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI)- REPEALED
Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP)
Fred Reaves - National Emergency Watershed Protection Program Manager
Emergency Watershed Protection Program- Floodplain Easement
Jason Weller, Chief - USDA-NRCS - Washington, DC
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
USDA NRCS
EQIP Organic Initiative
Lindsay Haines - EQIP Specialist for Organic
Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP)- REPEALED
Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc.
- Tampa, FL
Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) REPEALED
Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP)
USDA NRCS
Maine Conservation Stewardship Program
Bill Yamartino - State CSP ContactME
Maine Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Alice Begin - USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service - Bangor, ME
National Water Quality Initiative
USDA NRCS
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
David Kidwell-Slak - PMC Manager - Beltsville, MD
Regional Conservation Partnership Program
Louis Aspey, Chief of Staff - Regional Conservationist - Washington, DC
Small scale solutions for your farm
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentives Program (VPA-HIP)
NRCS
Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program (WREP)- REPEALED
Garry Lee - Acting Director, Easement Programs Division - Washington, DC
Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP)- REPEALED
- Washington, DC
Wisconsin Environmental Quality Incentives Program
- Madison, WI
Working Lands for Wildlife
Tim Griffiths - Bozeman, MT
USDA Programs - Other
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program
Denis Ebodaghe - National Program Leader - Division of Agricultural Systems - Washington, DC
Celebrate Urban Birds
Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Ithaca, NY
Conservation Reserve Program Longleaf Pine Initiative
Farm Labor Housing Loans and Grants
USDA Rural Development
Farmers Market Promotion Program
Douglas Keeler, Director - Farmers Markets and Local Food Marketing
Food Linc
Jim Barham - USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
Local Food Promotion Program
Nicole Nelson Miller - LFPP Program Manager - Washington, DC
New Farmers
USDA
Organic Certification Cost Share Programs
Rita Meade - OCCSP Coordinator - Washington, DC
Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program
Lori Washington - USDA Rural Development Loan Specialist
The Advanced Biofuel Payment Program
Business and Cooperative Programs - National Office, USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)
USDA Rural Development - Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Guaranteed Loans & Grants - Washington, DC
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development

 Farm Best Management Practices

   
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Agrilyst Inc.

Agrilyst is a web-based software platform that helps indoor farms manage their crops and gain data-driven insights to make more profitable production decisions.

Run your farm optimally at all times. With Agrilyst, you can create quick and easy seeding plans from templates for each of your crops. Built for indoor operations, templates make it simple to schedule cut-and-come again varieties, partial harvests, vine harvests, and more. Seeding plans sync automatically with tasks so everyone in your facility knows what to do every day.

Contact Information

Address:

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Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone:

(646) 878-6840

Email:

info@agrilyst.com

 

Mix My Sprayer for iOS and Android

Clemson University developed Mix My Sprayer to aid with quick, accurate calculations of product mixes to be applied with spraying equipment. Users can create custom lists of favorite products by category. Simply add or select a product, insert values in each input box, and the app automatically calculates the amount of product to include in the user-defined mix size. Units for each input can be customized by tapping the unit buttons. Products are saved with the user settings last used.

This free mobile smartphone app is designed for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android devices. Click here to download.

 

Fifth annual cover crop survey results
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The 2016-2017 cover crop survey report from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension (SARE) program, Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) and American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is now available.& ...

 

Stream Crossing
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Learn about small scale solutions for your farm with this instructional pamphlet.

 

AgroClimate

AgroClimate is an innovative web-resource for decision-support and learning, providing interactive tools and climate information to improve crop management decisions and reduce production risks associated with climate variability, climate change, and extreme weather events. Users can monitor variables of interest such as growing degree days, chill hours, freeze risk, disease risks for selected crops, and current and projected drought conditions. Users can also learn about the impacts of climate cycles affecting the Southeastern United States, such as the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO).

AgroClimate uses crop simulation models along with historic, current, and forecasted climate data to allow decision makers to compare changes in probable outcomes under different climate conditions.

Water and carbon footprint calculators on AgroClimate can provide system-specific estimates of how efficiently water and energy are being used. AgroClimate also includes educational resources, including videos and fact sheets, about management practices and technologies that can help improve efficiency of production and decrease the vulnerability of agricultural systems to climate variability and change.

AgroClimate is regularly used during training events for County Extension faculty and during workshops with agricultural producers. Its modular platform allows for an easy replication in other geographies and for content expansion.

 

How to Compost and Use Horse Manure- A Step-By-Step Guide for Horse Owners
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Provides essential steps for building and using a horse manure composting system that can be managed without the aid of a tractor. This system is intended for backyard or small farm (ranchette) operations with 1 to 5 horses.

 

Creating & Using a Sacrifice Area for Horses- A Good Start for Healthy Pastures
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A sacrifice area is any small enclosure intended to be a horse's outdoor living quarters during the winter and spring. These areas can improve the health and productivity of pastures.

 

Farmer's Tax Guide
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This publication explains how the federal tax laws apply to farming. Use this publication as a guide to figure your taxes and complete your farm tax return.& ...

 

How to Choose a Certification Agency and the Organic Certification Process
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There are many USDA accredited certification agencies that can certify your farm or enterprise as organic. So how do you find the right agency to work with you? Here are some questions you should ask the agencies and some things to ask neighboring farmers.

 

Managing Manure with Biogas Recovery Systems BMPs
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Improved performance at competitive costs is promised by this 2002 EPA publication all about anaerobic digestion and biogas recovery for energy.

 

Working Lands For Wildlife
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Through Working Lands for Wildlife —a voluntary, incentive-based effort—the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and its conservation partners will provide landowners with technical and financial assistance to: Restore populations of declining wildlife species.

 

Managing Manure Nutrients at Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs)

A lengthy document from EPA (2004), Managing Manure contains information pertinent to Large CAFOs in the Dairy Cows and Cattle other than Veal Calves and the Swine, Poultry, and Veal Calves subcategories of the final CAFO regulations.

 

Working Trees for Agriculture
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Putting trees to work in conservation and production systems for farms, ranches, and nearby communities means planting the right trees, in the right places and in the correct design to achieve desired objectives.

 

Watering Facilities for Managed Grazing Systems
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Drainage Ditch Research Reveals Opportunities for Cleaning Up Runoff
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 Vegetated drainage ditches can help clean up runoff water.

 

Farmers’ Guide to Wind Energy
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A 293 page guide to the Legal Issues in Farming the Wind on your farm from June 2007

 

Nutrient Management Conservation Practice Standard
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Nutrient Management is defined as the management of the 4R's of Nutrient Management:Right amount (rate), Right source, Right placement (method of application), Right timing of commercial fertilizers, manure, soil amendments, and organic by-products to agricultural landscapes as a source of plant nutrients while protecting local air, soil and water quality.

 

 Farm Income Opportunities

   
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Maine Food Atlas

The Maine Food Atlas has been created by the Network of Community Food Councils, working closely with the Center for Community GIS.

The Maine Food Atlas encourages diverse food operators—growers, processors, farm to school groups, food security organizations—to use the website and put themselves “on the map.” Users can establish free Maine Food Atlas accounts, which allow them to richly describe their work, load photos, and independently manage their postings over time.

As the Maine Food Atlas grows, Community Food Councils will provide mid-level support and serve as regional moderators for listings in their respective service areas. Through “curated crowdsourcing,” assigned local food council members will be alerted whenever a new listing is added. They will also be available to reach out to help folks create robust, beautiful listings.

The Atlas was launched in "beta" format in May 2015 following pilot mapping work in Oxford County. The site will continue to evolve and improve. Feedback is great, so please tell us what you think. 

The Maine Network of Community Food Councils is seeking partners to grow and enhance the Maine Food Atlas and welcomes opportunities to discuss and explore collaborations and partnerships.

 

Local Dirt

Buy, sell and find local food with Local Dirt. How it works, buyers can search and source local food in their area with the added convenience of online ordering. Sellers can easily find new buyers and sell their products online. Local Dirt will even automate your invoicing and track your inventory. Farmer markets, buying clubs and co-ops can automate ordering, inventory, price sheets and invoicing. Click Here!

 

Harvest To Hand

Are you looking for a local harvest festival, farmers market, pick-your-own, locally made products or family-friendly farms? Harvest to Hand is a smartphone app here to help promote a sustainable way of life for local agriculture across the United States (available for iPhone® and Android™ mobile devices). Consumers have easy access to fresh farm products, events and home-spun goods right at their fingertips through our free Harvest to Hand app. Click here to explore the app online. 

 

Grassroots Guide to Federal Farm and Food Programs

 

AgProfit™

AgProfit™ is a computer program designed to assist agricultural producers make long-run decisions when implementing technologies to a specific crop or analyzing cropping systems. AgProfit™ estimates machinery, labor, and production input costs as well as fruit size, grade, and total yield for calculating returns for crops with multiple establishment and production years. The program allows you to inflate specific return and input cost items over time to analyze the net present value, internal rate of return, and financial feasibility when implementing a particular technology, making minor changes to returns or input costs, or comparing cropping systems.

AgProfit™ is free to use and requires users to register with the AgTools website and obtain a license.

View the AgProfit™ presentation

UPDATE:

The AgTools™ web site is currently unavailable. If you are requesting a AgProfit™, AgLease™, or AgFinance™ program, a license file, or need other assistance please contact Clark Seavert, clark.seavert@oregonstate.edu.

The new online program AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC will replace the AgTools™ suite of software programs. This exciting new program will be released about September 1, 2015. You can track the progress of the AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC program by following us on Facebook or Twitter.

 

Taking the First Step - Farm and Ranch Alternative Enterprise and Agritourism Resource Evaluation Guide
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This publication was prepared in response to requests from local advisors, farmers, and ranchers for a simple guide to the first step in identifying alternative income-producing agricultural enterprises and agritourism opportunities.

 

What are Food Hubs
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A Food Hub is a business or organization that actively manages the aggregation, distribution, and marketing of course-identified food products primarily from local and regional producers to strengthen their ability to satisfy wholesale, retail, and institutional demand.

 

The Regional Food Hub Resource Guide
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The guide is an extensive collection of information and resources, providing background on everything needed to develop or participate in a regional food hub.

 

Farmer’s Markets

Farmers' markets are one of the oldest forms of direct marketing by small farmers.

 

Community Supported Agriculture - What It is and Where to Find It

Community-supported agriculture (CSA) is the practice of focusing on the local production of high quality foods with the support of a consumer group that is willing to fund a whole season's budget in order to get quality foods.

 

Grasslands and Carbon - Processes and Trends
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Rebecca McCulley of the University of Kentucky, Dept. of Plant & Soil Sciences presents this video short course on Grasslands, which make up 30% of the U.S ...

 

Guide to Environmental Markets for Farmers and Ranchers
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The Guide to Environmental Markets for Farmers and Ranchers, produced by the American Farmland Trust (AFT), provides an overview of available market opportunities for environmental credits and services, how farmers and ranchers can get involved in them, and ways to encourage their continued growth.

 

Regional Food Hubs - Linking Producers to new markets
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This presentation illustrates what the core components of food hubs are; provides examples of  successful food hubs, one urban - La Montanita Co-op Food Market in New Mexico, and one rural - Appalachian Sustainable Development in Virginia; describes the lessons learned to date about coordinating successful food hubs; maps existing and potential food hubs; and, finally, gives the Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Regional Food Hub Subcommittees work plan for the future.

 

Selling at Farmers Markets
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Ideas and information to make your venture a success.

 

Rural Bounty

Explore North America's Rural Bounty

Discover the rich bounty of farm fresh fruits and vegetables, outdoor activities, and family fun that our rural countryside has to offer!

  • Daytrip or Vacation to a Farm or Ranch
  • Pick Your Own-Fruits, Pumpkins, Trees
  • Discover Charming Countryside Wineries
  • Challenge Your Hunting & Outdoor Skills

In the U.S. and Canada, there are approximately 65,000 farms and ranches that invite the public to visit, and more and more are becoming members on the Rural Bounty website. We invite you to come back often to plan relaxing day trips, or weeks away, enjoying the Rural Bounty of North America.  Visit website »

 

 

Show Farm Income Opportunities Organizations & Professionals (383)
There are 383 resources serving Franklin County in the following categories:
map itMap of Farm Income Opportunities Organizations & Professionals serving Franklin County
Agritourism
Alden Longfellow's Greenhouses
- Farmingdale, ME
Amber Lambke
Maine Grains - Skowhegan, ME
Applecrest Farm
- Hampton Falls, NH
Get Real Get Maine
Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry - Augusta, ME
Globo Surf
David Hamburg - Founder - San Diego, CA
Harvest Hill Farms
Kathie & Peter Bolduc - Mechanic Falls, ME
Pineland Farms, Inc.
Dale Maschino - New Gloucester, ME
Thomas DeCoste
Foxgreen Farm - Owner - Seboeis Plantation, ME
Treworgy Orchards
- Levant, ME
Turner Farm & Nebo Lodge Island Inn & Restaurant
Hannah Pingree - North Haven, ME
Conservation Credit Markets
Blue Source
Jessica Stalberger - Office Manager - Murray, UT
Bradley Raffle
Conservation Capital - CEO - Eugene, OR
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
William Coleman - Co-Founder & CEO - Redwood City, CA
Ecosystem Economics LLC
- Bend, OR
Ecosystem Services Market Consortium
Debbie Reed - Executive Director - Falls Church, VA
EP Carbon
Zach Barbane - Director, Projects and Operations - Berkeley, CA
Forest Carbon Fund
- Berkeley, CA
Indigo Ag
- Boston, MA
National Mitigation Banking Association
- Washington, DC
Resource Environmental Solutions, LLC
Ross Guidry - Region Land Manager - Lafayette, LA
Tax Credit Connection, Inc.
Ariel Steele, Owner - Longmont, CO
TerraCarbon LLC
- Peoria, IL
Conservation Districts
Franklin County Soil & Water Conservation District
Rosetta Thompson - Executive Director & Education Coordinator - Farmington, ME
Maine Association of Conservation Districts
Tom Gordon - Executive Director - Portland, ME
Cooperative Extension
Cooperative Extension in Franklin County
- Farmington, ME
Department of Interior - Fish and Wildlife Service Programs
Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Task Force
Dr. Susan Pasko - Executive Secretary, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Falls Church, VA
Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Candidate Conservation Program
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Emergency Stabilization - Burned Area Rehabiliation
Erv Gasser - DOI National Interagency BAER Team Leader - Seattle, WA
Fish Passage Program - Northeast Region
- Fish Passage Program Coordinator - Hadley, MA
Habitat Conservation Plans
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Landowner Incentive Program
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
MultiState Conservation Grant Program
- Washington, DC, VA
National Fish Passage Program
Susan Wells - National Fish Passage Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Grants Program
Guy Foulks - NMBCA Program Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Grants Program
U.S. Department of the Interior - Arlington, VA
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Small Grants Program
Rodecia Mcknight - Small Grants Program Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Standard Grants Program
Stacy Sanchez - U.S. Standard Grants Program Proposal Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Scott Schwenk - Acting Coordinator & Science Coordinator - Hadley, MA
Partners For Fish And Wildlife Program - National
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Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program in Maine
Fred Seavey - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Orono, ME
Safe Harbor Agreements
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Coastal Program
Samantha Brooke - Coastal Program Team Lead - Falls Church, VA
Working Lands for Wildlife
Tim Griffiths - Bozeman, MT
Ecotourism
Aroostook State Park
- Presque Isle, ME
Baxter State Park Authority
- Millinocket, ME
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
- Boothbay, ME
Freeport Wild Bird Supply
Jeannette and Derek Lovitch - Owners - Freeport, ME
Libby Camps
Matt & Ellen Libby - Masardis, ME
Lupine Farm
- Vassalboro, ME
Maine Huts & Trails
- Kingfield, ME
McLaughlin Garden & Homestead
- South Paris, ME
Mt. Blue State Park
- Weld, ME
New England Outdoor Center
Matt Polstein - Owner - Millinocket, ME
Rangeley Lake State Park
- Rangeley, ME
Ten High Street
- Camden, ME
The Bradford Camps
Igor and Karen Sikorsky - Ashland, ME
Turner Farm & Nebo Lodge Island Inn & Restaurant
Hannah Pingree - North Haven, ME
White Mountain National Forest
- Campton, NH
Farm Ranch And Forest Retailers
Cobacha, LLC
Kurt Oriol - Director - New York, NY
CoBank
Robert B. Engel - Chief Executive Officer - Greenwood Village, CO
Dow AgroSciences LLC
- Indianapolis, IN
Forest Safety Products
Forest Safety Products - Van Hornesville, NY
Go Native Tree Farm
John Rosenfeld - Owner - Lancaster, PA
Mark Rabon
Integrated Forest Management Inc - President - Turner , ME
MooseWood Millworks
Keith Ressler - Manager - Ashland, ME
Pineland Farms, Inc.
Dale Maschino - New Gloucester, ME
San Pedro Land & Cattle CO
Chase Currie - CARRIZO SPRINGS, TX
Food Hubs and Farmers Markets
Amber Lambke
Maine Grains - Skowhegan, ME
Applecrest Farm
- Hampton Falls, NH
Broken Acres Farm at Augusta Farmers Market CSA
Teresa Johnston - Jefferson, ME
Farmington Farmers Market
- Farmington, ME
Kingfield Farmers Market
- Kingfield, ME
Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets
Leigh Hallett - Executive Director - Pittsfield, ME
New Sharon Farmers Market
- New Sharon, ME
Phillips Farmers Market
- Phillips, ME
Phillips Farmers Market and Faire
- Phillips, ME
Rangeley Area Farmers Market
- Rangeley, ME
Sandy River Farmers Market in Farmington
- Farmington , ME
Western Maine Market
- Farmington, ME
Grant Programs
Acorn Foundation
- Oakland, CA
Acres for America
Thomas E. Kelsch - Vice President, Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund - Washington, DC
BoatUS Foundation Grassroots Grants
Alanna Keating - Alexandria, VA
Bring Back the Natives
Kirstin Neff, Ph.D. - Manager, Southwest Rivers Program - Portland, OR
Celebrate Urban Birds
Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Ithaca, NY
Clean Trail Grant Program
Leah Leitch - Grant Outreach - ExtremeTerrain.com - Malvern, PA
Clean Water Act Section 319
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Washington, DC
Common Counsel Foundation
Laura Livoti - CEO - Oakland, CA
Conservation Partners Program
Eric Forward - Program Director, Central Region Working Lands - Bloomington, MN
Conservation Partners Program
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Eric Forward - Washington, DC
Cooperative Watershed Management Program
Bureau of Reclamation Office of Program & Policy Services - Denver, CO
Dirt Capital Partners
Jacob Israelow - Founder & Managing Director - Hudson, NY
Environmental Solutions for Communities
Carrie Clingan - Manager, Community-Based Conservation Programs - Washington, DC
FACT's Fund-a-Farmer Grants
Food Animal Concerns Trust - Chicago, IL
FishAmerica Foundation Conservation Grants
Ruth Jackson - Grants Manager - Alexandria, VA
Forestry on Indian Lands
U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs - Washington, DC
Keep Local Farms Fund
- Boston, MA
Keystone Initiatives
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Washington, DC
Maine Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Program
Ellen Mallory, Maine Coordinator - Univ. of Maine Cooperative Extension - Orono, ME
Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas (MCFA)
Yasuyuki Sugiura - President - New York, NY
Monarch Butterfly and Pollinators Conservation Fund
Crystal Boyd - Manager, Pollinator Programs - Washington, DC
National Wildlife Refuge Friends Group Grant Program
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Washington, DC
No Small Potatoes Investment Club
Sally Madore - York Harbor, ME
Organic Farming Research Foundation
Brise Tencer - Executive Director - Santa Cruz, CA
Pulling Together Initiative
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Washington, DC
SFI Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program
Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. - Washington, DC
The Conservation Alliance
John Sterling - Executive Director - Bend, OR
The FruitGuys Community Fund
Chris Mittelstaedt - Founder and Project DirectorCA
The Fund for Wild Nature
Jeff Petersen, Esq. - Executive Director - Kelso, WA
The Summerlee Foundation
Lynne Starnes - Director of Administration - Dallas, TX
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentives Program (VPA-HIP)
NRCS
Small Farm Resources
Beginning Farmer Resource Network of Maine
Tori Jackson - Chair - Lisbon Falls, ME
Calvin A. Luther
Penobscot Evergreens - Bucksport, ME
Dirt Capital Partners
Jacob Israelow - Founder & Managing Director - Hudson, NY
Keep Local Farms Fund
- Boston, MA
Michael Splane
- Agent - Damariscotta, ME
Millstone Farm
- Wilton, CT
New England Small Farm Institute
- Belchertown, MA
Northeast Farm Access, LLC
Bob Bernstein - Managing Director - Keene, NH
Paris Farmers Union
Audrey Chapman - South Paris, ME
Rick Chase
Chase Farms - Owner - Wells, ME
Slow Money Maine
Avery Larned - Administrative Assistant - York Harbor, ME
Thomas DeCoste
Foxgreen Farm - Owner - Seboeis Plantation, ME
WoodPrairie Farm
Jim & Megan Gerritsen - Bridgewater, ME
State Funding / Technical Resources
Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership
Dr. Lisa Havel - Coordinator - Arlington, VA
Beginning Farmer Resource Network of Maine
Tori Jackson - Chair - Lisbon Falls, ME
Kent Nelson
Maine Forest Service - Fire Prevention Specialist/Firewise State Liaison - Augusta, ME
Land for Maine's Future
Sarah Demers - Director - Augusta, ME
Maine Farmland Protection Program
Stephanie Gilbert - Farmland Protection Specialist
Maine Department of Agriculture Food, and Rural Resources - Augusta, ME
Maine Farms for the Future Program
Stephanie Gilbert - Farmland Protection Specialist
Maine Department of Agriculture Food, and Rural Resources - Augusta, ME
Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund
Carol Gay - Secretariat - Pittston, ME
Senior Farm Share Program
Julie Waller - Senior FarmShare Manager - Augusta, ME
Stewardship Program offered by the Maine Forest Service (Archived)
- Maine Forest Service - Augusta, ME
Whitewater to Bluewater Project
Lisa Havel - Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership Coordinator - Arlington, VA
Woods Wise Incentives to Stewardship Enhancement
Andy Shultz - MFS Landowner Outreach Forester - Augusta, ME
Sustainable Ag / Community Supported Agriculture
3 Level Farm
Christopher Hahn - South China, ME
A Stone’s Throw Farm
Paul & Christine Lipsky - Newburgh, ME
AAA Greenhouse and Valley Farms
Bruce Valley - Corinna, ME
After the Fall Farm Winter CSA
Maia Campoamor & Jacob Mentlik - Montville, ME
Agricola Farms
- Union, ME
Albee Farming
Everett Albee - Alna, ME
Alma Farm
Gina & Geof Hancock - Porter, ME
Andy’s Greens
Andre Gagnon - York, ME
Apple Creek Farm CSA
- Bowdoinham, ME
Applecrest Farm
- Hampton Falls, NH
Applegard Farm
Sofie Larsen - N Berwick, ME
Ararat Farms
Jed Beach - Lincolnville, ME
Ashgrove Farm & Gardens
John & Lucy Pincince - Lincolnville, ME
Bahner Farm
Christa & Mike Bahner - Belmont, ME
Bar Harbor Community Farm
Brandon and Glenon - Bar Harbor, ME
Beddington Ridge
Ron & Carol Varin - Beddington, ME
Beech Hill Farm
Alisha Strater, Farm Manager - Mount Desert, ME
Black Bear Food Guild
Eric Gallandt - Orono, ME
Black Kettle Farm
Laura Neale - Lyman, ME
Bluebird Hill Farm
Rosey Guest - Jefferson, ME
Brae Maple Farm
Andrea Smith - Union, ME
Brighton Farm
Bob & Arleen Lovelace - Athens, ME
Broadturn Farm
Stacy Brenner or John Bliss - Scarborough, ME
Broken Acres Farm
Terry Johnston - Jefferson, ME
Broken Acres Farm at Augusta Farmers Market CSA
Teresa Johnston - Jefferson, ME
Buckwheat Blossom Farm
Jeff or Amy Burchstead - Wiscasset, ME
Buttermilk Hill Farm
Sue & Ellen Gawler - Belgrade, ME
Carding Brook Farm
Jennifer Schroth & Jonathan Ellsworth - Brooklin, ME
Carding Brook Farm
Jennifer Schroth or Jonathan Ellsworth - Sedgwick, ME
Cobscook Bay Resource Center
Will Hopkins - Eastport, ME
Counterpoint Farm
Leslie & Ben Geissinger - Jay, ME
County Fair Farm
Sue Williamson - Jefferson, ME
Crystal Spring Community Farm
Seth Kroeck or Maura Bannon - Brunswick, ME
Cultivating Community
Craig Lapine - Executive Director - Portland, ME
Dandelion Spring Farm
Beth Schiller - Newcastle, ME
Darthia Farm
Bill & Cynthia Thayer - Gouldsboro, ME
David's Folly Farm
Greg, Meg & Aubrey - Brooksville, ME
DeerWood Farm & Gardens
Beverly and Brian Hendricks - Waterford, ME
Deri Farm
Justin Deri - N. Yarmouth, ME
Dig Deep Farm
Dalziel Lewis - Richmond, ME
Dragonfly Cove Farm
- Dresden, ME
Fail Better Farm
Clayton Carter - Etna, ME
Fairwinds Farm
Pete & Cathy Karonis - Topsham, ME
Fare Share Farm
Albert E Small III or Lauri Ackley - Canton, ME
Finson Farm
Bill Fletcher - S Berwick, ME
Fire Fly Farm
Billi Barker - St Albans, ME
Fishbowl Farm
Christopher Cavendish - Bowdoinham, ME
Fisher Farm
Dennis Fisher & Beth Haine - Winterport, ME
Freedom Farm
Daniel Price or Ginger Dermott - Freedom, ME
Fresh Start Farms
Amy Carrington - Lisbon, ME
Frith Farm
Daniel Mays - Scarborough, ME
Get Real Get Maine
Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry - Augusta, ME
Göranson Farm
Jan Göranson - Dresden, ME
Goshen Farm
William Young - Bridgewater, ME
Grassland Organic Farm
Sarah & Garin Smith - Skowhegan, ME
Green Ledges Farm
Jason Hartford - Parkman, ME
Green Spark Farm
Austin & Mary Ellen Chadd - South Portland, ME
Green Valley Farm
Jim Peterson - Dresden, ME
Groundwork Farm
Luke Donahue - Alfred, ME
Guini Ridge Farm
Bruce & Wendy Reinemann - Union, ME
Happy Town Farm
Paul & Karen Volckhausen - Orland , ME
Harris Farm
Rachel Harris - Dayton, ME
Harvest Hill Farms
Kathie & Peter Bolduc - Mechanic Falls, ME
Hatch Knoll Farm
Kim Roos - Jonesboro, ME
Hatchet Cove Farm
Reba Richardson or Bill Pluecker - Warren, ME
Hatchtown Farm
- Bristol, ME
Heritage Hill Farm
Lani & Chance Carlson - Belgrade, ME
Highland Blueberry Farm and Highland Organics®
Tom and Theresa Gaffney - Stockton Springs, ME
Home Grown Farm
Cynthia Rosen - Washington, ME
Hoof 'n Paw Farm
Bob Basile & Karla Bock - New Sharon, ME
Hope’s Edge Farm & CSA
Tom Griffin - Hope, ME
Island Farm
Jim & Ellen James - Avon, ME
Jordan's Farm
Penny Jordan - Cape Elizabeth, ME
Juniper Edge Farm
Jeanne E. Johnson - Brunswick, ME
Keep Local Farms Fund
- Boston, MA
Kelley Farm and Greenhouse
Chris Kelley - Monmouth, ME
King Hill Farm
Paul Schultz - Penobscot, ME
Lalibela Farm
Jaime & Andrew Berhanu - Dresden, ME
Laughing Stock Farm
Lisa Turner - Freeport, ME
Life Force Farm
Ben Dearnley - Bowdoinham, ME
Little Ridge Farm
Keena Tracy - Lisbon Falls, ME
Little River Flower Farm
Nancy & Bruce Stedman - Buxton, ME
Living Land Farm
Mark Allen Jr - Winterport, ME
LolliePapa Farm
Don & Jeanette Baldridge - West Paris, ME
Lone Moose Farm
R.D. “Moose” Sibley - Carroll Plantation, ME
Long Meadow Farm
Denis Thoet - West Gardiner, ME
Longmeadows Farm
Xandy Brown - Benton, ME
Lupine Farm
- Vassalboro, ME
MacLeod Farm
- New Sweden, ME
Maine Christmas Tree Association
- Easton, ME
Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA)
- Unity, ME
Maine Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Program
Ellen Mallory, Maine Coordinator - Univ. of Maine Cooperative Extension - Orono, ME
Mandala Farm
Sara Faull - Gouldsboro, ME
Many Hands Farm
- Thorndike, ME
Maple Ridge Farm and Fishery
Tracy Ames - Sabattus, ME
Maple Springs Farm
Mark Heidmann - Harrison, ME
Marble Family Farms
Andrew Marble - Farmington, ME
Mary’s Gardens
Mary Gaeta and Joe Varricchio - Pittsfield, ME
Meadowood Farm
Donald Beckwith & Bruce Hincks - Yarmouth, ME
Meadowsweet Farm
Paula & Sumner Roberts - Swanville, ME
Meservey Farms
Corrine Meservey - Buxton, ME
Milkweed Farm
Michael and Lucretia Woodruff - Brunswick, ME
Milky Way Organic Farm and Farm Stand
Joan Gibson Call - Levant, ME
Millstone Farm
- Wilton, CT
Moodytown Gardens
Johanna Burdet - Palmyra, ME
Moondance Gardens
Rae Avery - South Berwick, ME
Morgan Hill Farm
Dan McClure - New Gloucester, ME
Morning Dew Farm
Brendan McQuillen or Brady Hatch - Newcastle, ME
Mysty Mountain Farm
Bill Whitman - Turner, ME
Nature’s Circle Farm
- Houlton, ME
Nettie Fox Farm
Molly Crouse - Newburgh, ME
New American Sustainable Agriculture Program (NASAP)
Craig Lapine - Executive Director - Portland, ME
New Beat Farm
Adrienne Lee & Ken Lamson - Knox, ME
New Day Farm
Jenny & Cody Tibbetts - Jackson, ME
Newforest Institute
David Wessels - Brooks, ME
Nezinscot Farm
Greg or Gloria Varney - Turner, ME
No View Farm, Bakery & Greenhouse
Annette Marin - Rumford, ME
Northern Girl, LLC
- Limestone, ME
Out on a Limb Apple CSA
John Bunker - Palermo, ME
Pagett Farm
Pam Page & Don Barrett - Palermo, ME
Parker Produce
Ryan Parker - East Newport, ME
Peaceful Harbor Farm
Carla Harris - Vinalhaven, ME
Phoenix Farm
Nancy Chandler - Monmouth, ME
Pine Tree Poultry
- New Sharon, ME
Pleasant Valley Acres
Gene Weir - Cumberland Ctr, ME
Poland Family Farm LLC.
Kevin and Ginny Poland - Brooklin, ME
Porter Hill Farm
Burt & Nancy Knapp - Farmington, ME
Post Family Farm
Sarah King - St. Albans, ME
Proud Peasant Farm
MOFGA Farmers in Residence: - Unity, ME
Redbird Farm
Sheila & Phil Chretien - Harrington, ME
Ripley Farm
Gene & Mary Margaret Ripley - Dover-Foxcroft, ME
Roy's Family Farm
Jessica Roy - Rumford, ME
Seacolors
Nan Kennedy - Washington, ME
Shalom Orchard & Winery
Charlotte Young - Franklin, ME
Skyview Family Farm
Scott King & Jennifer Gunderman-King - Montville, ME
Small Wonder Organics, LLC
Sarah Trask Peter Engler - Bowdoinham, ME
Smith's Log Smokehouse
Andy & Libby Smith - Monroe, ME
Snafu Acres Dairy Farm
Ivan and Nancy Smith - Monmouth, ME
Snakeroot Organic Farm
Tom Roberts or Lois Labbe - Pittsfield, ME
Snell Family Farm
Ramona Snell - Buxton , ME
Sound Pine Farm: Free-Choice Vegetable CSA
Alessia McCobb & Virginia Winkler - Brunswick, ME
South Paw Farm
Meg Liebman - Freedom, ME
Spear's Vegetable Farm
Bob & Janet Spear - Nobleboro, ME
Spiller Farm
Anna & Bill Spiller - Wells, ME
Squire Tarbox Farm
Kyle DePietro & Angela Trombley - Westport, ME
Star Root Farm
Kyle Doerr - Hancock, ME
Stokdijk Farm & Greenhouse
Tim & Kimberly Stokdijk - New Sweden, ME
Stonecipher Farm
Ian and Tabitha Jerolmack - Bowdoinham, ME
Stormy Hill Farm
943 Belfast Rd. - Knox, ME
Stutzman's Farm Stand & Bakery
Sid & Rainie Stutzman - Sangerville, ME
Summit Springs Farm
John Sayles & Sonya Theriault - Poland, ME
Sweet Sue's Farmers Market
Sue Waite York - Houlton, ME
Sweet Willow Farm
Cynthia Millar - Washington, ME
Terra Optima Farm
Cheryl Denz - Appleton, ME
The Farmers Eight Daughters
Tammy Locke - New Gloucester, ME
The Farmetta Farm
Rose Rapp - Morrill, ME
Thomas DeCoste
Foxgreen Farm - Owner - Seboeis Plantation, ME
Tide Mill Organic Farm
Carly DelSignore - Edmunds, ME
Tom’s Veggie Club
Tom Stevenson - Leeds, ME
Treble Ridge Farm
Alice or Rufus Percy - Whitefield, ME
Turner Farm & Nebo Lodge Island Inn & Restaurant
Hannah Pingree - North Haven, ME
Two Coves Farm
Joseph Grady - Harpswell, ME
Two Sisters Farm
Craig Collins - Woolwich, ME
Two Toad Farm
Jordan Pike - Lebanon, ME
Valley Garden Produce
Mary O’Donnell - Canaan, ME
Valley View Farm
Kathy Shaw - Auburn, ME
Village Green Organic Produce
Joyce Benson - Troy, ME
Villageside Farm
Prentice Grassi & Polly Shyka - Freedom, ME
Vine and Branch Farm
Mark & Linda McBrine - Bangor, ME
Watershed Farm
Jason or Jen Glick - Montville, ME
Wealden Farm
John Schwenk - Freeport, ME
Webb Family Farm
Katie Webb - Pittston, ME
Weskeag Farms
Larry or Georgene Arbour - Thomaston, ME
Whispering Winds Farm
Mark or Paula Stotts - Mechanic Falls, ME
Whole Earth Farm
- Presque Isle, ME
Wholesome Holmstead
Karen Trenholm - Winthrop, ME
Willow Pond Farm
Jill Agnew - Sabattus, ME
Winterberry Farm
Mary Perry - Belgrade, ME
WinterGreen Herbs & Vegetables
- Winslow, ME
Wolf Pine Farm
Amy Sprague - Alfred, ME
Wood's Edge Farm
Kim Patnode - Albany Twp, ME
USDA - FSA Programs
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Biomass Crop Assistance Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Conservation Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Forest Restoration Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Operating Loans & Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Operating Loans - Maine
Don Todd - State Executive Director - USDA Farm Service Agency - Bangor, ME
Farm Ownership Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Ownership Loans - Maine
Don Todd - State Executive Director - USDA Farm Service Agency - Bangor, ME
Farmable Wetlands Program (FWP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Grassland Reserve Program- REPEALED
USDA Farm Service Agency
Guaranteed Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Forage Disaster Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Indemnity Program
USDA FSA
Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers- Maine
Don Todd - State Executive Director - USDA Farm Service Agency - Bangor, ME
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Transition Incentives Program (TIP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Tree Assistance Program (TAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
USDA - NRCS Programs
Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA)
Dave Mason - Financial Assistance Programs Division - Washington, DC
Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP)- REPEALED
Mark Parson - Program Contact
Big Flats Plant Materials Center
Shawnna Clark - PMC Manager - Corning, NY
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)
- Washington, DC
Conservation of Private Grazing Land (CPGL)
Conservation Security Program
Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA)
NRCS
Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI)- REPEALED
Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP)
Fred Reaves - National Emergency Watershed Protection Program Manager
Emergency Watershed Protection Program- Floodplain Easement
Jason Weller, Chief - USDA-NRCS - Washington, DC
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
USDA NRCS
EQIP Organic Initiative
Lindsay Haines - EQIP Specialist for Organic
Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP)- REPEALED
Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc.
- Tampa, FL
Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) REPEALED
Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP)
USDA NRCS
Maine Conservation Stewardship Program
Bill Yamartino - State CSP ContactME
Maine Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Alice Begin - USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service - Bangor, ME
National Water Quality Initiative
USDA NRCS
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
David Kidwell-Slak - PMC Manager - Beltsville, MD
Regional Conservation Partnership Program
Louis Aspey, Chief of Staff - Regional Conservationist - Washington, DC
Small scale solutions for your farm
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentives Program (VPA-HIP)
NRCS
Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program (WREP)- REPEALED
Garry Lee - Acting Director, Easement Programs Division - Washington, DC
Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP)- REPEALED
- Washington, DC
Wisconsin Environmental Quality Incentives Program
- Madison, WI
Working Lands for Wildlife
Tim Griffiths - Bozeman, MT
USDA Programs - Other
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program
Denis Ebodaghe - National Program Leader - Division of Agricultural Systems - Washington, DC
Celebrate Urban Birds
Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Ithaca, NY
Conservation Reserve Program Longleaf Pine Initiative
Farm Labor Housing Loans and Grants
USDA Rural Development
Farmers Market Promotion Program
Douglas Keeler, Director - Farmers Markets and Local Food Marketing
Food Linc
Jim Barham - USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
Local Food Promotion Program
Nicole Nelson Miller - LFPP Program Manager - Washington, DC
New Farmers
USDA
Organic Certification Cost Share Programs
Rita Meade - OCCSP Coordinator - Washington, DC
Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program
Lori Washington - USDA Rural Development Loan Specialist
The Advanced Biofuel Payment Program
Business and Cooperative Programs - National Office, USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)
USDA Rural Development - Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Guaranteed Loans & Grants - Washington, DC
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development

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Cooperative Extension Service
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The cooperative extension service is designed to help people use research based knowledge to improve their land.  Administered through thousands of county extension offices, extension brings land-grant expertise to the most local of levels in affiliation with the state's designated land-grant universities.& ...

 

Smart Ag

Our vision at Smart Ag is to become the autonomous farming platform of choice in a driverless future.

In our opinion, the smartest way to solve the huge worldwide challenge of feeding a fast growing population is to empower farmers to complete operations faster, more consistently and with less labor than ever before, we believe they can unlock the potential of the land better than anyone else. With the correct tools, technology and knowledge, farmers can do the seemingly impossible.

Our goal is to give farmers the technology to operate smarter and eliminate the choice between what is best for their farm and constraints like available labor, brands of equipment or the cost of larger machinery. That is why our first product AutoCart can be used with an operator in the grain cart tractor or autonomously and will be compatible with any brand of equipment.

Contact Us

2710 S. Loop Drive

Ames, IA 50010

(515) 599-0346 • info@smart-ag.com

 

Agrilyst Inc.

Agrilyst is a web-based software platform that helps indoor farms manage their crops and gain data-driven insights to make more profitable production decisions.

Run your farm optimally at all times. With Agrilyst, you can create quick and easy seeding plans from templates for each of your crops. Built for indoor operations, templates make it simple to schedule cut-and-come again varieties, partial harvests, vine harvests, and more. Seeding plans sync automatically with tasks so everyone in your facility knows what to do every day.

Contact Information

Address:

68 Jay St., Suite 201

Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone:

(646) 878-6840

Email:

info@agrilyst.com

 

How to receive conservation assistance from NRCS
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Do you farm or ranch and want to make improvements to the land that you own or lease? NRCS offers technical and financial assistance to help farmers, ranchers and forest landowners.

 

Connecting retiring landowners and beginning farmers to keep agriculture alive
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Are you a retiring farmer, looking for someone to take over? Land Link is a valuable program that connects beginning farmers with retiring landowners to faciliate farm transfers.

 

Mix My Sprayer for iOS and Android

Clemson University developed Mix My Sprayer to aid with quick, accurate calculations of product mixes to be applied with spraying equipment. Users can create custom lists of favorite products by category. Simply add or select a product, insert values in each input box, and the app automatically calculates the amount of product to include in the user-defined mix size. Units for each input can be customized by tapping the unit buttons. Products are saved with the user settings last used.

This free mobile smartphone app is designed for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android devices. Click here to download.

 

Maine Food Atlas

The Maine Food Atlas has been created by the Network of Community Food Councils, working closely with the Center for Community GIS.

The Maine Food Atlas encourages diverse food operators—growers, processors, farm to school groups, food security organizations—to use the website and put themselves “on the map.” Users can establish free Maine Food Atlas accounts, which allow them to richly describe their work, load photos, and independently manage their postings over time.

As the Maine Food Atlas grows, Community Food Councils will provide mid-level support and serve as regional moderators for listings in their respective service areas. Through “curated crowdsourcing,” assigned local food council members will be alerted whenever a new listing is added. They will also be available to reach out to help folks create robust, beautiful listings.

The Atlas was launched in "beta" format in May 2015 following pilot mapping work in Oxford County. The site will continue to evolve and improve. Feedback is great, so please tell us what you think. 

The Maine Network of Community Food Councils is seeking partners to grow and enhance the Maine Food Atlas and welcomes opportunities to discuss and explore collaborations and partnerships.

 

Forage Information System

The Forage Information System, provided by Oregon State University is a resource for forage-related topics, including Extension, research, and teaching.

 

Geospatial Data Gateway

The Geospatial Data Gateway (GDG) provides access to a map library of over 100 high resolution vector and raster layers in the Geospatial Data Warehouse. It is the One Stop Source for environmental and natural resources data, at any time, from anywhere, to anyone. It allows you to choose your area of interest, browse and select data, customize the format, then review and download. 

This service is made available through a close partnership between the three Service Center Agencies (SCA); Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Rural Development (RD).

 

Greenbook Plant Protection Product Search

Greenbook.net has an extensive database of chemical product information that you can use to help control unwanted plants. You can search by plant name and the database will list what chemicals you could use. If you need to know more about a specific chemical, you can type it in and search for product info. You need to register with the site to get the detailed information.  Some chemicals require a pesticide license.

 

goCrop

Take farming further with goCrop™

goCrop uses integrated web and mobile applications to help farmers plan, analyze and report nutrient management practices with streamlined speed. Designed by farmers who understand the virtue of efficiency, goCrop keeps you focused on farming.

The app is available for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Learn more

 

Fieldprint Calculator

The Fieldprint Calculator is a free online tool for growers to voluntarily and securely analyze how their management choices impact natural resources and operational efficiency. Field To Market has developed the Calculator as an easy way to find out how your current land use, energy use, water use, greenhouse gas emissions, and soil loss compare with state and national averages.

 

 

 

 

Farmland Information Center (FIC)

 

Farm and Dairy Agri-Book

Farm and Dairy Agri-Book contains a catalog of Agribusinesses as well as Regional, State, Local Listings of Agri-Bureaus, Agencies, Associations and Organizations (Government and Private Sectors). Click here.

 

Driftwatch - a tool to help protect pesticide-sensitive crops and habitats

Driftwatch™ is a tool to help protect pesticide-sensitive crops and habitats in Nebraska. Managers of ecologically sensitive areas and owners of commercial fields and apiaries may register. The Driftwatch™ registry is intended for commercial sites that are at least a half-acre in Indiana Minnesota Michigan Illinois Wisconsin Montana Nebraska Colorado Missouri It is not intended for homeowners.

Driftwatch™ was designed by staff from the Purdue University Agricultural and Biological Engineering and Agricultural Communications departments with input and support from Purdue University Cooperative Extension Specialists.

The Driftwatch site is meant to help pesticide applicators, specialty crop growers, and stewards of at-risk habitats in Nebraska communicate more effectively to protect pesticide-sensitive areas. The DriftWatch map is designed to display sensitive commercial agricultural areas. Driftwatch is not intended to be a registry for homeowners or sites less than half an acre.

This site features an easy-to-use Google Maps™ interface that clearly shows applicators the locations of registered areas so they can take the appropriate precautions before they spray. It's important to remember that the lines on the maps are not property lines; they merely indicate approximate positions of sensitive lands submitted to us. Sensitive crop areas registered on this site include beehives, certified organic crops, fruits, grapes, nursery crops, pumpkins, melons, tomatoes, and vegetables.

 

Annie's Project

Annie's Project offers a variety of extension classes across the country that educate farm women on risk management. The classes empower farm women to be better business partners through networks and by managing and organizing critical information. Click here to see courses offered in your state.

 

Fifth annual cover crop survey results
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The 2016-2017 cover crop survey report from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension (SARE) program, Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) and American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is now available.& ...

 

Cover Crop Economics Tool

The Cover Crop Economics Tool is a user-friendly economic assessment tool to assess the costs and benefits of incorporating cover crops into a crop rotation. The tool assesses both the short term and long term expected costs and benefits. For questions, please contact Bryon Kirwan, bryon.kirwan@il.usda.gov.

Download: Cover Crop Economics Tool

 

Pioneer® Field360™

DuPont Pioneer is bringing the next generation of powerful Web-based field management tools to growers with the introduction of Pioneer® Field360™ Select software. This new subscription service combines field-by-field data with real-time agronomic and weather information to help growers make informed management decisions.  Check out Field360 Select.

"Pioneer®Field360 Select software guides growers to better use the field data they have collected, currently and in prior years, to increase farm productivity and profitability," says Justin Heath, DuPont Pioneer new services manager.

UPDATE:

The Pioneer® Field360™ website is no longer available. EncircaSM Services is the current DuPont Pioneer program that combines the latest technology for weather, soils, agronomy and analytics to help agricultural producers maximize crop yields and reduce risk. Contact your DuPont Pioneer Sales Professional for more information.

 

AgBizEnvironment™

AgBizEnvironment gives you the ability to account for environmental impacts when analyzing business decisions.

AgBizEnvironment utilizes various components to measure and track environmental aspects of crop and livestock production. Aspects include pesticide, herbicide, fertilizer, and energy use, as well as tillage and land management practices. Combined with other AgBiz Logic tools, users can compare environmental, economic and financial tradeoffs.

An example of a component utilized by AgBizEnvironment is the Environmental Impact Quotient (EIQ) developed by Cornell University. The EIQ measures the effect of various pesticides and herbicides on consumers, workers, and ecosystems.

Learn more about EIQ and other AgBizEnvironment components when you sign up for AgBiz Logic.

 

AgLease™

AgLease™ is a computer program designed to assist growers and landowners establish equitable crop share and cash rent lease agreements. With AgLease™ you can easily comprehend and evaluate the potential risks associated with annual and long-term leases, reevaluate current leases, or changing cropping systems. AgLease™ estimatesmachinery, labor, and production input costs as well as fruit size, grade, and total yield for calculating returns for crops with multiple establishment and production years. The program allows you to inflate specific return and input cost items over time to analyze the net present value, internal rate of return, and financial feasibility for a crop share and cash rent lease.

AgLease™ is free to use and requires users to register with the AgTools website and obtain a license.

UPDATE:

The AgTools™ web site is currently unavailable. If you are requesting a AgProfit™, AgLease™, or AgFinance™ program, a license file, or need other assistance please contact Clark Seavert, clark.seavert@oregonstate.edu.

The new online program AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC will replace the AgTools™ suite of software programs. This exciting new program will be released about September 1, 2015. You can track the progress of the AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC program by following us on Facebook or Twitter.

View the AgLease™ Presentation

 

AgFinance™

AgFinance™ is a computer program designed to assist agricultural producers make long-run decisions on a whole farm and ranch basis. You can load scenario files from AgProfit™ and AgLease™ into AgFinance™ to analyze your farm’s financial ratios and performance measures, which include working liquidity, solvency, profitability, debt repayment capacity, and efficiency. You can change the number of units in each scenario and observe the financial effects of implementing technologies, adding value to your products, conservation practices, changing cropping systems or livestock enterprises, or leasing additional land.  Visit AgFinance™

UPDATE:

The AgTools™ web site is currently unavailable. If you are requesting a AgProfit™, AgLease™, or AgFinance™ program, a license file, or need other assistance please contact Clark Seavert, clark.seavert@oregonstate.edu.

The new online program AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC will replace the AgTools™ suite of software programs. This exciting new program will be released about September 1, 2015. You can track the progress of the AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC program by following us on Facebook or Twitter.

 

AgProfit™

AgProfit™ is a computer program designed to assist agricultural producers make long-run decisions when implementing technologies to a specific crop or analyzing cropping systems. AgProfit™ estimates machinery, labor, and production input costs as well as fruit size, grade, and total yield for calculating returns for crops with multiple establishment and production years. The program allows you to inflate specific return and input cost items over time to analyze the net present value, internal rate of return, and financial feasibility when implementing a particular technology, making minor changes to returns or input costs, or comparing cropping systems.

AgProfit™ is free to use and requires users to register with the AgTools website and obtain a license.

View the AgProfit™ presentation

UPDATE:

The AgTools™ web site is currently unavailable. If you are requesting a AgProfit™, AgLease™, or AgFinance™ program, a license file, or need other assistance please contact Clark Seavert, clark.seavert@oregonstate.edu.

The new online program AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC will replace the AgTools™ suite of software programs. This exciting new program will be released about September 1, 2015. You can track the progress of the AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC program by following us on Facebook or Twitter.

 

AgroClimate

AgroClimate is an innovative web-resource for decision-support and learning, providing interactive tools and climate information to improve crop management decisions and reduce production risks associated with climate variability, climate change, and extreme weather events. Users can monitor variables of interest such as growing degree days, chill hours, freeze risk, disease risks for selected crops, and current and projected drought conditions. Users can also learn about the impacts of climate cycles affecting the Southeastern United States, such as the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO).

AgroClimate uses crop simulation models along with historic, current, and forecasted climate data to allow decision makers to compare changes in probable outcomes under different climate conditions.

Water and carbon footprint calculators on AgroClimate can provide system-specific estimates of how efficiently water and energy are being used. AgroClimate also includes educational resources, including videos and fact sheets, about management practices and technologies that can help improve efficiency of production and decrease the vulnerability of agricultural systems to climate variability and change.

AgroClimate is regularly used during training events for County Extension faculty and during workshops with agricultural producers. Its modular platform allows for an easy replication in other geographies and for content expansion.

 

What are Food Hubs
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A Food Hub is a business or organization that actively manages the aggregation, distribution, and marketing of course-identified food products primarily from local and regional producers to strengthen their ability to satisfy wholesale, retail, and institutional demand.

 

Property Tax Bulletin No. 20 - Farmland Tax Law
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The Farm and Open Space Tax Law provides for the valuation of land that has been classified as farmland based on its current use as farmland, rather than its potential fair market value for uses other than agricultural.

 

2012 Census of Agriculture - Maine State and County Data
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The census provides a comprehensive picture of American agriculture in 2012.

 

The 75th Annual Maine Agricultural Trades Show
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January 12th-14th, 2016 at the Augusta Civic Center.

 

National Organic Farming Handbook
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The handbook describes organic systems and identifies key resources to guide conservation planning and implementation on organic farms. Producers and other audiences may also find the handbook useful, particularly the resources listed in various sections.

 

2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation
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The 2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation was prepared as an introduction for fish and wildlife conservation providers – the on-the-ground biologists and conservation partners who help deliver Farm Bill conservation programs to landowners.

 

Farmer's Tax Guide
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This publication explains how the federal tax laws apply to farming. Use this publication as a guide to figure your taxes and complete your farm tax return.& ...

 

Let’s Get Serious About Conservation
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This Farm and Dairy article explains how conservation is a journey for our country.

 

Conservation Buffers on your Land

Considering conservation buffers on your land?  The USDA has 250,000 or more buffer contracts with about 160,000 farms and ranches. They may be a good choice for your land and for the environment.

 

Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities - A Guide to Federal Programs for Sustainable Agriculture, Forestry, Entrepreneurship, Conservation, Food Systems, and Community Development
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This guide lists funding opportunities offered by federal programs, and is indispensable for anyone seeking government help to foster their innovative enterprise in forestry and agriculture.

 

AgPlan™

AgPlan™ helps rural business owners develop a business plan. To use AgPlan you first need to register and setup a password to access your business plan.  Once you have registered, you can login to AgPlan using your email address and your password.
Everyone can use AgPlan—for FREE.

  • Develop your own business plan
  • Learn what you need to include in your plan with Tips & Resources
  • View Sample business plans for ideas
  • Share your plan—print, download and work with your own Reviewers

AgPlan™ is brought to you by the Center for Farm Financial Management. Regents of the University of Minnesota

 

Forest Loss on the Rebound - Sustaining Investments for America's Natural Resource Future
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Cool Farm Tool

The Cool Farm Tool (CFT) is an online greenhouse gas calculator that is free for growers to help them measure the carbon footprint of crop and livestock products. The CFT is an online, farm-level greenhouse gas emissions calculator based on empirical research from a broad range of published data sets. It is designed to be intuitive and easy to complete based on information that a farmer will have readily available. Click here to go to the Cool Farm Tool

 

Show Farm Resources Organizations & Professionals (190)
There are 190 resources serving Franklin County in the following categories:
map itMap of Farm Resources Organizations & Professionals serving Franklin County
Agronomists and Crop Advisers
AgMatters LLC
Lauchlin W. Titus CPAg/CCA - Vassalboro, ME
Conservation Districts
Franklin County Soil & Water Conservation District
Rosetta Thompson - Executive Director & Education Coordinator - Farmington, ME
Maine Association of Conservation Districts
Tom Gordon - Executive Director - Portland, ME
Cooperative Extension
Cooperative Extension in Franklin County
- Farmington, ME
Farm Equipment Sales and Service
Agri Drain
Charlie Schafer - President - Adair, IA
Cobacha, LLC
Kurt Oriol - Director - New York, NY
Conservis
- Minneapolis, MN
DripWorks
- Willits, CA
Forest Safety Products
Forest Safety Products - Van Hornesville, NY
Get Real Get Maine
Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry - Augusta, ME
On Target Spray Systems
Progressive Grower Technologies, Inc. - Mt. Angel, OR
Paris Farmers Union
Audrey Chapman - South Paris, ME
Farm Ranch And Forest Retailers
Cobacha, LLC
Kurt Oriol - Director - New York, NY
CoBank
Robert B. Engel - Chief Executive Officer - Greenwood Village, CO
Dow AgroSciences LLC
- Indianapolis, IN
Forest Safety Products
Forest Safety Products - Van Hornesville, NY
Go Native Tree Farm
John Rosenfeld - Owner - Lancaster, PA
Mark Rabon
Integrated Forest Management Inc - President - Turner , ME
MooseWood Millworks
Keith Ressler - Manager - Ashland, ME
Pineland Farms, Inc.
Dale Maschino - New Gloucester, ME
San Pedro Land & Cattle CO
Chase Currie - CARRIZO SPRINGS, TX
Federal and State Tax Incentives and Programs
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center - Raleigh, NC
Farmland Tax Law Program
Maine Revenue Services - Property Tax Division - Augusta, ME
Federal Endangered Species Tax Deduction
US Fish and Wildlife Service - Arlington, VA
Open Space Current Use Program
Maine Revenue Services - Property Tax Division - Augusta, ME
Tree Growth Current Use Program
Maine Revenue Services - Property Tax Division - Augusta, ME
Working Waterfront Program
Maine Revenue Services - Property Tax Division - Augusta, ME
Federal Incentives
Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Program
U.S. Department of Defense - Washington, DC
Sustainable Ranges Initiative
John Conger, Acting Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations & Environment) - US Department of Defense
Irrigation Suppliers and Contractors
Agri Drain
Charlie Schafer - President - Adair, IA
BountiGel
mOasis Inc - Union City, CA
Maximized Water Management LLC
William (Bill) Fuchs - Owner - Chester, ID
Netafim Drip-Micro Irrigation Products
Netafim USA - Fresno, CA
Pump Monitor
PowWow Energy, Inc. - Sunnyvale, CA
Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Chris Roth - President - Deshler, NE
Tule Evapotranspiration
Tule Technologies Inc - Tom Shapland - Concord, CA
Mapping/Cartographic and GIS services
Aaron Drake
Integrated Forest Management - Vice President GIS/IT & Certification - Turner, ME
Alfred D Schaeffer
Northern Forests Llc - Owner - Gray , ME
American Forest Management
- Charlotte, NC
Blaine N. Miller
Dirigo Timberland Management - Owner - North Anson, ME
David Wardrop
Golden Forestry Services - President - Veazie , ME
Ed Friedman
Point of View Helicopter Services - President / Chief Pilot - Bowdoinham, ME
FB Environmental
Forrest Bell - FBE Owner & Principal Scientist - Portland, ME
Jeff Littleton
Moosewood Ecological - Chesterfield, NH
Mark Rabon
Integrated Forest Management Inc - President - Turner , ME
Mike Howie
American Forest Management - Forester - Ellsworth, ME
Steven Michaud, LLS
Doucet Survey, Inc. - Vice President - Newmarket, NH
Susan Bickford
Wells Reserve GIS Service Center - GIS Specialist - Wells, ME
Western Ecosystems Technology, Inc
NE/Mid-Atlantic Region - Waterbury, VT
Mediators
Design Workshop
Anna Laybourn - Principal - Aspen, CO
Resource Analytical & Management Group, LLC
Billy K. Lemons - President & Principal Consultant - Nacogdoches, TX
Riparian and Wetlands Specialists
Boyle Associates
James Boyle - President - Gorham, ME
Jeff Littleton
Moosewood Ecological - Chesterfield, NH
Jonathan Milne
- Environmental Consultant - Sidney, ME
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
- Augusta, ME
Merlin Benner
Wildlife Specialists, LLC - President - Wellsboro, PA
Western Ecosystems Technology, Inc
NE/Mid-Atlantic Region - Waterbury, VT
Seed / Seedling Suppliers
American Tree Seedling
- Bainbridge, GA
ArborGen
- Ridgeville, SC
ATS Partners, LLC
Chuck Whittaker - Bainbridge, GA
Bell Brothers, Inc.
- Claxton, GA
Big Flats Plant Materials Center
Shawnna Clark - PMC Manager - Corning, NY
Brent and Becky's Bulbs
- Gloucester, VA
Buckeye Nursery, Inc
- Perry, FL
Central Florida Lands & Timber Nursery, L.L.C.
- Mayo, FL
Chestnut Hill Nursery & Orchards
- Alachua, FL
Creative Land And Wildlife Solutions, LLC
Rans Thomas - Owner - Athens, GA
Davids Nursery, LLC
David Tankard - Exmore, VA
Deep South Growers
- Douglas, GA
Dwight Stansel Farm Nursery
- Wellborn, FL
Elberta Forest Tree Nursery
Rayonier Inc. - Elberta, AL
Gingerbread Farm Perennials
- Wayne, ME
High Mowing Organic Seeds
Tom Stearns - Founder/Head Seedsman - Wolcott, VT
Ivy Garth Seeds & Plants, Inc.
- Chesterland, OH
J. R. Simplot Company
- Boise, ID
Johnny's Selected Seeds
- Winslow, ME
Lancaster Farms, Inc.
- Suffolk, VA
Mobjack Nurseries, Inc.
- Foster, VA
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
David Kidwell-Slak - PMC Manager - Beltsville, MD
Osborne Seed Company, LLC
Chris Osborne - Mount Vernon, WA
Ranchland Development Inc.
Roland N. Spencer - Founder - Winfield, KS
Rock Bridge Trees
David Hughes - Bethpage, TN
Speedling, Inc.
- Ruskin, FL
Superior Trees, Inc.
- Lee , FL
Wild Seed Project
- Portland, ME
Wildflower Farm
- Coldwater, ON
WoodPrairie Farm
Jim & Megan Gerritsen - Bridgewater, ME
Soil / Water Testing Labs
Cobscook Bay Resource Center
Will Hopkins - Eastport, ME
DBSA Soil Testing & Research Laboratory
Joleen Hines - Laboratory Manager - Albuquerque, NM
Perry Agricultural Laboratory
- Bowling Green, MO
Resource Analytical & Management Group, LLC
Billy K. Lemons - President & Principal Consultant - Nacogdoches, TX
TPS Lab
- Edinburg, TX
State Funding / Technical Resources
Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership
Dr. Lisa Havel - Coordinator - Arlington, VA
Beginning Farmer Resource Network of Maine
Tori Jackson - Chair - Lisbon Falls, ME
Kent Nelson
Maine Forest Service - Fire Prevention Specialist/Firewise State Liaison - Augusta, ME
Land for Maine's Future
Sarah Demers - Director - Augusta, ME
Maine Farmland Protection Program
Stephanie Gilbert - Farmland Protection Specialist
Maine Department of Agriculture Food, and Rural Resources - Augusta, ME
Maine Farms for the Future Program
Stephanie Gilbert - Farmland Protection Specialist
Maine Department of Agriculture Food, and Rural Resources - Augusta, ME
Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund
Carol Gay - Secretariat - Pittston, ME
Senior Farm Share Program
Julie Waller - Senior FarmShare Manager - Augusta, ME
Stewardship Program offered by the Maine Forest Service (Archived)
- Maine Forest Service - Augusta, ME
Whitewater to Bluewater Project
Lisa Havel - Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership Coordinator - Arlington, VA
Woods Wise Incentives to Stewardship Enhancement
Andy Shultz - MFS Landowner Outreach Forester - Augusta, ME
USDA - FSA Programs
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Biomass Crop Assistance Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Conservation Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Forest Restoration Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Operating Loans & Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Operating Loans - Maine
Don Todd - State Executive Director - USDA Farm Service Agency - Bangor, ME
Farm Ownership Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Ownership Loans - Maine
Don Todd - State Executive Director - USDA Farm Service Agency - Bangor, ME
Farmable Wetlands Program (FWP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Grassland Reserve Program- REPEALED
USDA Farm Service Agency
Guaranteed Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Forage Disaster Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Indemnity Program
USDA FSA
Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers- Maine
Don Todd - State Executive Director - USDA Farm Service Agency - Bangor, ME
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Transition Incentives Program (TIP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Tree Assistance Program (TAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
USDA - NRCS Programs
Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA)
Dave Mason - Financial Assistance Programs Division - Washington, DC
Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP)- REPEALED
Mark Parson - Program Contact
Big Flats Plant Materials Center
Shawnna Clark - PMC Manager - Corning, NY
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)
- Washington, DC
Conservation of Private Grazing Land (CPGL)
Conservation Security Program
Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA)
NRCS
Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI)- REPEALED
Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP)
Fred Reaves - National Emergency Watershed Protection Program Manager
Emergency Watershed Protection Program- Floodplain Easement
Jason Weller, Chief - USDA-NRCS - Washington, DC
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
USDA NRCS
EQIP Organic Initiative
Lindsay Haines - EQIP Specialist for Organic
Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP)- REPEALED
Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc.
- Tampa, FL
Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) REPEALED
Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP)
USDA NRCS
Maine Conservation Stewardship Program
Bill Yamartino - State CSP ContactME
Maine Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Alice Begin - USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service - Bangor, ME
National Water Quality Initiative
USDA NRCS
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
David Kidwell-Slak - PMC Manager - Beltsville, MD
Regional Conservation Partnership Program
Louis Aspey, Chief of Staff - Regional Conservationist - Washington, DC
Small scale solutions for your farm
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentives Program (VPA-HIP)
NRCS
Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program (WREP)- REPEALED
Garry Lee - Acting Director, Easement Programs Division - Washington, DC
Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP)- REPEALED
- Washington, DC
Wisconsin Environmental Quality Incentives Program
- Madison, WI
Working Lands for Wildlife
Tim Griffiths - Bozeman, MT
USDA Programs - Other
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program
Denis Ebodaghe - National Program Leader - Division of Agricultural Systems - Washington, DC
Celebrate Urban Birds
Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Ithaca, NY
Conservation Reserve Program Longleaf Pine Initiative
Farm Labor Housing Loans and Grants
USDA Rural Development
Farmers Market Promotion Program
Douglas Keeler, Director - Farmers Markets and Local Food Marketing
Food Linc
Jim Barham - USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
Local Food Promotion Program
Nicole Nelson Miller - LFPP Program Manager - Washington, DC
New Farmers
USDA
Organic Certification Cost Share Programs
Rita Meade - OCCSP Coordinator - Washington, DC
Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program
Lori Washington - USDA Rural Development Loan Specialist
The Advanced Biofuel Payment Program
Business and Cooperative Programs - National Office, USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)
USDA Rural Development - Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Guaranteed Loans & Grants - Washington, DC
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development
Veterinarians - Large Animal
Paula Benner
Lupine Valley Equine Veterinary Services - Washington, ME
Robert Patterson
Clearwater Veterinary Hospital - Farmington, ME
Veterinarians - Small Animal
Andrea Bergman Hupp
Farmington Veterinary Clinic - Farmington, ME
Cathy Morton
Falls Road Veterinary Clinic - Farmington, ME
David Chaplin
Falls Road Veterinary Clinic - Farmington, ME
J.A. Benson
Carrabassett Veterinary Services & Pet Resort - Kingfield, ME
Kenneth Rockwood
Falls Road Veterinary Clinic - Farmington, ME
Nancy Kessler
Clearwater Veterinary Hospital - Farmington, ME
Richard O. Whitaker
Central Maine Veterinary Hospital - Turner, ME
Stephanie Heikkinen
Maine Woods Mobile Vet - North Jay, ME
Water Districts and Associations
Mike Howie
American Forest Management - Forester - Ellsworth, ME
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
Atlantic Coast Joint Venture
Debra Reynolds - Communication Coordinator - Hadley, MA
Blaine N. Miller
Dirigo Timberland Management - Owner - North Anson, ME
Boyle Associates
James Boyle - President - Gorham, ME
David Wardrop
Golden Forestry Services - President - Veazie , ME
Deborah Perkins, M.S.
First Light Wildlife Habitats - Wildlife Biologist - Poland Spring, ME
Jonathan Milne
- Environmental Consultant - Sidney, ME
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
- Augusta, ME
Merlin Benner
Wildlife Specialists, LLC - President - Wellsboro, PA
Rodney Kelshaw
Boyle Associates Environmental Consulting - Wildlife Bilogist - Gorham, ME
Steven Young
- Certified Wildlife Biologist - FRENCHVILLE, ME

 Organic Certification

   
Show Articles on Organic Certification (10)
Guide for Organic Livestock Producers
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This guide is an overview of the process of becoming certified organic. It is designed to explain the USDA organic regulations as they apply to livestock producers.

 

Organic Farming - Results from the 2014 Organic Survey
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In 2014, the United States had 14,093 organic farms producing $5.5 billion in organic products.

 

Organic Certification Guide
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This publication provides an overview of organic certification and provides some additional resources for prospective organic farms and businesses.

 

National Organic Farming Handbook
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The handbook describes organic systems and identifies key resources to guide conservation planning and implementation on organic farms. Producers and other audiences may also find the handbook useful, particularly the resources listed in various sections.

 

Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities - A Guide to Federal Programs for Sustainable Agriculture, Forestry, Entrepreneurship, Conservation, Food Systems, and Community Development
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This guide lists funding opportunities offered by federal programs, and is indispensable for anyone seeking government help to foster their innovative enterprise in forestry and agriculture.

 

Guide for Organic Crop Producers
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This guide is intended to help lead farmers through the organic certification process. Chapters 1 through 4 explain the National Organic Program (NOP) and describe the process of organic certification.

 

How to Choose a Certification Agency and the Organic Certification Process
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There are many USDA accredited certification agencies that can certify your farm or enterprise as organic. So how do you find the right agency to work with you? Here are some questions you should ask the agencies and some things to ask neighboring farmers.

 

What is Organic Certification?
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Organic certification verifies that your farm or handling facility located anywhere in the world complies with the USDA organic regulations and allows you to sell, label, and represent your products as organic.

 

Managing Manure with Biogas Recovery Systems BMPs
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Improved performance at competitive costs is promised by this 2002 EPA publication all about anaerobic digestion and biogas recovery for energy.

 

Does America Need More Organic Farmers?
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Organic farming has been one of the fastest growing segments of U.S. agriculture for over a decade.  After the USDA implemented national organic standards in 2002, certified organic farmland doubled by 2005.

 

Show Organic Certification Organizations & Professionals (48)
There are 48 resources serving Franklin County in the following categories:
map itMap of Organic Certification Organizations & Professionals serving Franklin County
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Maine Resource Recovery Association
Victor Horton - Executive Director - Bangor, ME
Organic Certification Programs
A Bee Organic
Sarah Costin and Ro Elgas - De Luz, CA
Agricultural Services Certified Organic (ASCO)
Katherine Borchard - ASCO Director - Salinas, CA
Americert International
Jonathan Austin - Gainesville, FL
Certified Naturally Grown
Alice Varon - Executive Director - Brooklyn, NY
Ecocert ICO
Dave DeCou - Greenwood, IN
EQIP Organic Initiative
Lindsay Haines - EQIP Specialist for Organic
Global Organic Alliance, Inc
Betty Kananen - President/CEO - Bellefontaine, OH
International Certification Services, Inc
Christina Dockter - President & CEO - Medina, ND
Midwest Organic Services Association, Inc.
Stephen Walker - Processor Certification and Compliance Manager - Viroqua, WI
Minnesota Crop Improvement Association
Susan Stewart - Organic Certification Specialist - St. Paul, MN
National Organic Program (NOP)
Miles McEvoy - Deputy Administrator - Washington, DC
Natural Food Certifiers
Reuven Flamer - Spring Valley, NY
OCIA International
Kevin Koester - President, USA - Lincoln, NE
OneCert, Inc.
Sam Welsch - Lincoln, NE
Oregon Tilth
- Corvallis, OR
Primus Auditing Operations
- Santa Maria, CA
Pro-Cert Organic Systems Ltd.
- Saskatoon, SK
Quality Assurance International
Jonathan Lackie - San Diego, CA
Quality Certification Services
- Gainesville, FL
Scientific Certification Systems, Inc.
Ned Halaby - Emeryville, CA
Stellar Certification Services
Sally Lammers - Certification Director - Philomath, OR
USDA National Organic Program
Miles McEvoy - Deputy Administrator - Washington, DC
Organic Products and Services
Agricola Farms
- Union, ME
Andy’s Greens
Andre Gagnon - York, ME
Big Tree Organic Farms
Susan Cook - Customer Service - Turlock, CA
Brae Maple Farm
Andrea Smith - Union, ME
Brighton Farm
Bob & Arleen Lovelace - Athens, ME
Certified Naturally Grown
Alice Varon - Executive Director - Brooklyn, NY
Coulee Region Organic Produce Pool (CROPP)
- La Farge, WI
DeerWood Farm & Gardens
Beverly and Brian Hendricks - Waterford, ME
Get Real Get Maine
Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry - Augusta, ME
High Mowing Organic Seeds
Tom Stearns - Founder/Head Seedsman - Wolcott, VT
Highland Blueberry Farm and Highland Organics®
Tom and Theresa Gaffney - Stockton Springs, ME
Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA)
- Unity, ME
Mandala Farm
Sara Faull - Gouldsboro, ME
Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service
Faye Jones - Executive Director - Spring Valley, WI
National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service
- Butte, MT
Nature’s Circle Farm
- Houlton, ME
Organic Farming Research Foundation
Brise Tencer - Executive Director - Santa Cruz, CA
Osborne Seed Company, LLC
Chris Osborne - Mount Vernon, WA
Pineland Farms, Inc.
Dale Maschino - New Gloucester, ME
Queen Bee-New Elm Farm
- Freeport, ME
Regenterra Solutions
Matthew Honkonen - Founder - Quincy, MA
Treble Ridge Farm
Alice or Rufus Percy - Whitefield, ME
Vine and Branch Farm
Mark & Linda McBrine - Bangor, ME
WinterGreen Herbs & Vegetables
- Winslow, ME
WoodPrairie Farm
Jim & Megan Gerritsen - Bridgewater, ME
 

 Google News about Farm Resources

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Beginning Farmer News Items
Best crops to grow to make money — Homestead — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine - Bangor Daily News
6/27/2019 3:00:00 AM
Best crops to grow to make money — Homestead — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine    Bangor Daily News

Report: Maine's organic farms encompass less acreage, but yield higher sales - Mainebiz
4/30/2019 3:00:00 AM
Report: Maine's organic farms encompass less acreage, but yield higher sales    Mainebiz

More focus turns to Maine farmland access as economic development tool - Mainebiz
3/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
More focus turns to Maine farmland access as economic development tool    Mainebiz

UMaine team researching ways to help farmers adapt to climate change - Bangor Daily News
11/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
UMaine team researching ways to help farmers adapt to climate change    Bangor Daily News

Annual trade show, forums, conventions on tap in January for Maine growers - Bangor Daily News
1/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
Annual trade show, forums, conventions on tap in January for Maine growers    Bangor Daily News

LePage: Maine agriculture 'can become a major industry, not just a boutique industry' - Bangor Daily News
1/11/2017 3:00:00 AM
LePage: Maine agriculture 'can become a major industry, not just a boutique industry'    Bangor Daily News

Maine dairy farmer wants to retire; who will run his farm? - Bangor Daily News
5/27/2016 3:00:00 AM
Maine dairy farmer wants to retire; who will run his farm?    Bangor Daily News

Organic farming: Maine's small economic bright spot — Editorials — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine - Bangor Daily News
9/30/2015 3:00:00 AM
Organic farming: Maine's small economic bright spot — Editorials — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine    Bangor Daily News

Farm Income Opportunities News Items
At Legal Food Hub, attorneys help food businesses, pro bono - Mainebiz
11/11/2019 11:40:56 AM
At Legal Food Hub, attorneys help food businesses, pro bono    Mainebiz

Maine's Shrimp Crisis Reveals A Big Climate Change Problem We're Not Talking About - HuffPost
11/11/2019 6:18:00 AM
Maine's Shrimp Crisis Reveals A Big Climate Change Problem We're Not Talking About    HuffPost

Almost 40% of farmers' income in 2019 to come from government insurance and aid - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
11/3/2019 2:00:00 AM
Almost 40% of farmers' income in 2019 to come from government insurance and aid    NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ

Union fraud victim tries to reopen store but faces many obstacles - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
11/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
Union fraud victim tries to reopen store but faces many obstacles    NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ

To help small farmers, this Maine city needs to update its zoning regulations - The Maine Wire
10/29/2019 3:00:00 AM
To help small farmers, this Maine city needs to update its zoning regulations    The Maine Wire

Maine Food Sovereignty Act - Free the Udders! - Down East
10/24/2019 8:35:51 AM
Maine Food Sovereignty Act - Free the Udders!    Down East

Avesta celebrates opening of Scarborough senior housing development - Mainebiz
10/24/2019 3:00:00 AM
Avesta celebrates opening of Scarborough senior housing development    Mainebiz

Maine Nonprofits - Stories of Giving Back - Down East
10/22/2019 4:08:52 PM
Maine Nonprofits - Stories of Giving Back    Down East

New Maine Credit Union To Focus On Agriculture - Maine Public
10/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
New Maine Credit Union To Focus On Agriculture    Maine Public

Reps. Fay and Ingwersen: For Maine to beat forever chemicals, we need federal and state solutions - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
10/3/2019 3:00:00 AM
Reps. Fay and Ingwersen: For Maine to beat forever chemicals, we need federal and state solutions    Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Then Again: Early back-to-the-landers inspired a generation, first in Vermont, then in Maine - vtdigger.org
9/29/2019 3:00:00 AM
Then Again: Early back-to-the-landers inspired a generation, first in Vermont, then in Maine    vtdigger.org

Maine Nonprofit Provides Patient Capital For Budding Rural Businesses - Forbes
9/28/2019 3:00:00 AM
Maine Nonprofit Provides Patient Capital For Budding Rural Businesses    Forbes

Music festival planned for Lewis Farm in Concord hits the road due to lack of approval back home - Concord Monitor
9/18/2019 3:00:00 AM
Music festival planned for Lewis Farm in Concord hits the road due to lack of approval back home    Concord Monitor

As Amish Leave Farming For Other Work, Some Leave Their Homestead - Maine Public
9/17/2019 3:00:00 AM
As Amish Leave Farming For Other Work, Some Leave Their Homestead    Maine Public

Farmers need a bill of rights — Contributors — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine - Bangor Daily News
8/31/2019 3:00:00 AM
Farmers need a bill of rights — Contributors — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine    Bangor Daily News

Maine Farm Days rolls out robotic milking demonstration - Press Herald
8/21/2019 3:00:00 AM
Maine Farm Days rolls out robotic milking demonstration    Press Herald

How to start a market garden — Homestead — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine - Bangor Daily News
8/20/2019 3:00:00 AM
How to start a market garden — Homestead — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine    Bangor Daily News

Sande's Picks: Maine oysters a delicious, growing business - Press Herald
8/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
Sande's Picks: Maine oysters a delicious, growing business    Press Herald

Farmers need more than Trump has done — Contributors — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine - Bangor Daily News
8/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
Farmers need more than Trump has done — Contributors — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine    Bangor Daily News

Letter to the Editor: Group is helping farmers in Maine - Press Herald
7/26/2019 3:00:00 AM
Letter to the Editor: Group is helping farmers in Maine    Press Herald

Local farm gives it all away to help those in need have good food - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
7/22/2019 3:00:00 AM
Local farm gives it all away to help those in need have good food    NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ

Farmed scallops cater to consumer demand, fishermen's future - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
7/22/2019 3:00:00 AM
Farmed scallops cater to consumer demand, fishermen's future    NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ

Maine farmers were milking goats long before it was trendy - Bangor Daily News
7/17/2019 3:00:00 AM
Maine farmers were milking goats long before it was trendy    Bangor Daily News

Is 'agri-energy' an answer for Maine's dairy industry? - Mainebiz
7/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
Is 'agri-energy' an answer for Maine's dairy industry?    Mainebiz

Best crops to grow to make money — Homestead — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine - Bangor Daily News
6/27/2019 3:00:00 AM
Best crops to grow to make money — Homestead — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine    Bangor Daily News

Seaweed fudge, anyone? Maine lobstermen try a new, watery crop. - The Christian Science Monitor
6/21/2019 3:00:00 AM
Seaweed fudge, anyone? Maine lobstermen try a new, watery crop.    The Christian Science Monitor

Maine Poised for Big Boost in Clean Energy: Solar Energy in Maine - Natural Resources Council of Maine
6/19/2019 3:00:00 AM
Maine Poised for Big Boost in Clean Energy: Solar Energy in Maine    Natural Resources Council of Maine

Finding a market: Farmers find ways to grow a profit - Mainebiz
6/10/2019 3:00:00 AM
Finding a market: Farmers find ways to grow a profit    Mainebiz

How Augusta overcharges you for milk - The Maine Wire
6/10/2019 3:00:00 AM
How Augusta overcharges you for milk    The Maine Wire

Auburn agriculture zone changes spark debate over what's the best way forward - Mainebiz
5/27/2019 3:00:00 AM
Auburn agriculture zone changes spark debate over what's the best way forward    Mainebiz

Maine solar bill would expand access and increase net metering cap - Energy News Network
5/20/2019 3:00:00 AM
Maine solar bill would expand access and increase net metering cap    Energy News Network

Census: Farmland, farms, farm income down in Maine - WABI
5/6/2019 3:00:00 AM
Census: Farmland, farms, farm income down in Maine    WABI

Future Farm Maine Prepares for its 2019 Growing Season - Yahoo Finance
4/30/2019 3:00:00 AM
Future Farm Maine Prepares for its 2019 Growing Season    Yahoo Finance

Maine woman wants to start a seaweed farm that would employ women in recovery - Bangor Daily News
4/21/2019 3:00:00 AM
Maine woman wants to start a seaweed farm that would employ women in recovery    Bangor Daily News

With new retail products, Atlantic Sea Farms seeks to expand kelp market - Mainebiz
4/17/2019 3:00:00 AM
With new retail products, Atlantic Sea Farms seeks to expand kelp market    Mainebiz

Assistant Farm Manager Maine Salary - Money Diary - Refinery29
4/9/2019 3:00:00 AM
Assistant Farm Manager Maine Salary - Money Diary    Refinery29

Free farm shares available for eligible Maine seniors - PenBayPilot.com
4/3/2019 3:00:00 AM
Free farm shares available for eligible Maine seniors    PenBayPilot.com

How Maine Farmers Get By When They Find Themselves Buried In Snow - mainepublic.org
3/25/2019 3:00:00 AM
How Maine Farmers Get By When They Find Themselves Buried In Snow    mainepublic.org

Efforts to broaden the 'death tax' in Maine will backfire - The Maine Wire
3/11/2019 3:00:00 AM
Efforts to broaden the 'death tax' in Maine will backfire    The Maine Wire

Mainers feeling the crunch as government shutdown enters its 5th week - Bangor Daily News
1/24/2019 3:00:00 AM
Mainers feeling the crunch as government shutdown enters its 5th week    Bangor Daily News

Maine Is Scaling Up its Local Grain Economy - Civil Eats
11/26/2018 3:00:00 AM
Maine Is Scaling Up its Local Grain Economy    Civil Eats

'Farming While Black': A Guide To Finding Power And Dignity Through Food - Maine Public
11/10/2018 3:00:00 AM
'Farming While Black': A Guide To Finding Power And Dignity Through Food    Maine Public

How farmers can survive tariffs: diversify — Contributors — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine - Bangor Daily News
10/24/2018 3:00:00 AM
How farmers can survive tariffs: diversify — Contributors — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine    Bangor Daily News

New agriculture map seeks to promote Maine farms to the tourism market - Bangor Daily News
1/28/2017 3:00:00 AM
New agriculture map seeks to promote Maine farms to the tourism market    Bangor Daily News

How Maine farmers stay busy and make money in the winter - Bangor Daily News
1/24/2017 3:00:00 AM
How Maine farmers stay busy and make money in the winter    Bangor Daily News

On a Maine farm, African refugees go back to their roots - Christian Science Monitor
9/3/2014 3:00:00 AM
On a Maine farm, African refugees go back to their roots    Christian Science Monitor

Farm Resources News Items
Letter to the Editor: Group is helping farmers in Maine - Press Herald
7/26/2019 3:00:00 AM
Letter to the Editor: Group is helping farmers in Maine    Press Herald

Organic Certification News Items
Report: Maine's organic farms encompass less acreage, but yield higher sales - Mainebiz
4/30/2019 3:00:00 AM
Report: Maine's organic farms encompass less acreage, but yield higher sales    Mainebiz

N.Y. organic foods firm acquires Tenants Harbor nutritional supplement maker - Mainebiz
3/13/2019 3:00:00 AM
N.Y. organic foods firm acquires Tenants Harbor nutritional supplement maker    Mainebiz

How three generations are making it work on a Maine farm - Bangor Daily News
3/9/2019 3:00:00 AM
How three generations are making it work on a Maine farm    Bangor Daily News

Newly approved farm bill seen as an overall win for Maine farms - Bangor Daily News
12/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
Newly approved farm bill seen as an overall win for Maine farms    Bangor Daily News

This sparkling Maine-made drink is a bitter taste you can love - Bangor Daily News
11/9/2018 3:00:00 AM
This sparkling Maine-made drink is a bitter taste you can love    Bangor Daily News

Future Farm's Maine Hemp Farms Prepare for October Harvest - GlobeNewswire
9/25/2018 3:00:00 AM
Future Farm's Maine Hemp Farms Prepare for October Harvest    GlobeNewswire

Meet the new director of MOFGA — Homestead — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine - Bangor Daily News
7/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
Meet the new director of MOFGA — Homestead — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine    Bangor Daily News

Maine organic farming icons file for bankruptcy — Business — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine - Bangor Daily News
5/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
Maine organic farming icons file for bankruptcy — Business — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine    Bangor Daily News

Proposed farm bill could mean bad news for Maine's organic farmers - Bangor Daily News
5/25/2018 3:00:00 AM
Proposed farm bill could mean bad news for Maine's organic farmers    Bangor Daily News

At UMaine farm, the students are in charge of the crops - Bangor Daily News
8/5/2017 3:00:00 AM
At UMaine farm, the students are in charge of the crops    Bangor Daily News

Why the Tom's of Maine Founder Thinks He Can Create the Next Patagonia - Inc.com
4/12/2017 5:35:22 AM
Why the Tom's of Maine Founder Thinks He Can Create the Next Patagonia    Inc.com

These singing farmers want to change how Mainers buy flour - Bangor Daily News
3/1/2017 3:00:00 AM
These singing farmers want to change how Mainers buy flour    Bangor Daily News

Organic landscaping class for professionals travels to Maine - Total Landscape Care
6/27/2016 3:00:00 AM
Organic landscaping class for professionals travels to Maine    Total Landscape Care

Why some Maine farmers say organic certification is worth the effort - Bangor Daily News
6/23/2016 3:00:00 AM
Why some Maine farmers say organic certification is worth the effort    Bangor Daily News

An international love story, a Maine honeymoon and a different kind of farm - Bangor Daily News
5/19/2016 3:00:00 AM
An international love story, a Maine honeymoon and a different kind of farm    Bangor Daily News

Some Maine farmers farm organically but pass on certification - Bangor Daily News
9/13/2015 3:00:00 AM
Some Maine farmers farm organically but pass on certification    Bangor Daily News

Farming tradition strong at Penobscot's Horsepower Farm — Homestead — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine - Bangor Daily News
7/27/2015 3:00:00 AM
Farming tradition strong at Penobscot's Horsepower Farm — Homestead — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine    Bangor Daily News

Tree controversy growing near Belfast Municipal Airport — Midcoast — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine - Bangor Daily News
5/15/2015 3:00:00 AM
Tree controversy growing near Belfast Municipal Airport — Midcoast — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine    Bangor Daily News

A chef and an architect farm organically in Maine - The Boston Globe
1/18/2012 3:00:00 AM
A chef and an architect farm organically in Maine    The Boston Globe