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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.& ...

 

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.& ...

 

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 (237)
There are 237 resources serving Kennebec County in the following categories:
map itMap of Beginning Farmer Organizations & Professionals serving Kennebec County
Agronomists and Crop Advisers
AgMatters LLC
Lauchlin W. Titus CPAg/CCA - Vassalboro, ME
Conservation Districts
Kennebec County Soil & Water Conservation District
Dale Finseth - Executive Director - Augusta, 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
Deborah Atwood - Executive Director - Washington, DC
Alliance for Community Trees
Carrie Gallagher - Executive Director - Washington, DC
American Agri-Women
American Chestnut Foundation
Meghan Jordan - Director of Communications - Asheville, NC
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
Gregory A. Miller, Ph.D - President - 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
Ron Regan - Executive Director - Washington, DC
Atlantic Coast Joint Venture
Mitch Hartley - Coordinator - Hadley, MA
Bat Conservation International
Mike Daulton - Executive Director - Austin, TX
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - New Brunswick Chapter
Roberta Clowater - Executive Director - Fredericton, NB
Center for Large Landscape Conservation
Gary M. Tabor - Executive Director - 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
Frank Lowenstein, Forest Health Program - The Nature Conservancy - 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
Friends of Quarry Road
Matt Skehan - Director of Waterville Parks & Recreation - Waterville, ME
Garden for Wildlife
National Wildlife Federation - Merrifield, VA
Hidden Valley Nature Center
Andy Bezon - Forest and Recreation Specialist - Jefferson, 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
- PLT State Coordinator - Augusta, ME
Mississippi Wildlife Federation
- Madison , MS
MultiState Conservation Grant Program
- Washington, DC, VA
National Association of State Foresters
Amanda Cooke - Director of Communications - 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 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
Bryan Burhans - Director of Land Management Programs - 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
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 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
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 Kennebec County
- Augusta, ME
Federal and State Tax Incentives and Programs
Current Agricultural Use Value
- Ohio Department of Agriculture Office of Farmland Preservation - Reynoldsburg, OH
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
Land and Historic Resource Tax Credit
Steve Seidel - Delaware Division of Revenue - Wilmington, DE
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
Augusta NRCS Field Office
Peter Abello - District Conservationist - Augusta, ME
Bureau of Land Management
Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
Farm Service Agency
USDA - Washington, DC
Farm Service Agency County Office
Maria Granger - County Executive Director - Augusta, 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
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
Resource Conservation and Development Councils
Time & Tide RC&D Council
c/o Dale Finseth - KSWCD - Augusta, ME
Rural-Farmer, Rancher, and Fishery Cooperatives
Agri-Mark Inc.
Richard Stammer - President/CEO - Lawrence, MA
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
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
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
- 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
Landowner Assistance Program
Mark Vannah - Robbins Lumber - Searsmont, 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
Prairie Grouse Partners
Ralph Rogers - Executive Director of the North American Grouse Partnership - Waverly, NE
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
CP33 Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds
Kristine Evans, Program Coordinator - Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture Mississippi State University - Mississippi State, MS
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)
Stacy Swartwood - National CIG Program Analyst - 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)
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 Grazing Lands Coalition
Monti Golla - National GLC Executive Director - Fort Worth, TX
National Water Quality Initiative
USDA NRCS
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
Ramon Ortiz - PMC Manager (acting) - 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 Incentive Program
USDA NRCS
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
Working Lands for Wildlife
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
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)
- Washington, DC
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development

 Farm Best Management Practices

   
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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 »

 

 

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There are 393 resources serving Kennebec County in the following categories:
map itMap of Farm Income Opportunities Organizations & Professionals serving Kennebec 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
Dave Gibson
IFC/World Bank - Senior Environmental Risk Specialist - Warrenton, VA
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
William Coleman - Co-Founder & CEO - Redwood City, CA
Ecosystem Economics LLC
- Bend, OR
EP Carbon
Zach Barbane - Director, Projects and Operations - Berkeley, CA
Forest Carbon Fund
- Berkeley, CA
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
Kennebec County Soil & Water Conservation District
Dale Finseth - Executive Director - Augusta, ME
Maine Association of Conservation Districts
Tom Gordon - Executive Director - Portland, ME
Cooperative Extension
Cooperative Extension in Kennebec County
- Augusta, 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
Janice Rowan - Fish Passage Program Coordinator - Hadley, MA
Gulf of Maine Coastal Program
Jed Wright - Gulf of Maine CP Project Leader - Falmouth, ME
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
See Description
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
- Arlington , VA
Working Lands for Wildlife
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
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
New England Outdoor Center
Matt Polstein - Owner - Millinocket, 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
AFM Land Sales, LLC
- Charlotte, NC
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 - 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
Augusta Farmers Market at Mill Park
- Augusta, ME
Augusta Farmers Market Turnpike Mall
- Augusta, ME
Belgrade Lakes Farmers Market
- Belgrade, ME
Belgrade Lakes Market
- Belgrade, ME
Broken Acres Farm at Augusta Farmers Market CSA
Teresa Johnston - Jefferson, ME
Crown O' Maine Organic Cooperative
- North Vassalboro, ME
Downtown Waterville Farmers Market
- Waterville, ME
East Vassalboro Farmers Market
- East Vassalboro, ME
Farmers Market at Mill Park
- Augusta, ME
Gardiner Farmers Market
- Gardiner, ME
Hallowell Market
- Hallowell, ME
Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets
Leigh Hallett - Executive Director - Pittsfield, ME
Mayflower Farmers Market
- Manchester, ME
Viles Arboretum Farmers Market (Augusta)
- Augusta, ME
Wayne Farmers Market
- Wayne, ME
Winthrop Farmers Market
- Winthrop , 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
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Eric Forward - Washington, DC
Conservation Partners Program
Eric Forward - Program Director, Central Region Working Lands - Bloomington, MN
Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund Grants
Kelly Bibb or David Dell - Grant Program Contacts - Atlanta, GA
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
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
Fund-a-Farmer Project
Food Animal Concerns Trust - Chicago, IL
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
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
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
U.S. Endowment for Forests and Communities Program
SFI and US Endowment for Forest and Communities Inc - Washington, DC
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentives Program (VPA-HIP)
NRCS
Resource Conservation and Development Councils
Time & Tide RC&D Council
c/o Dale Finseth - KSWCD - Augusta, 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
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
- 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
Landowner Assistance Program
Mark Vannah - Robbins Lumber - Searsmont, 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
Prairie Grouse Partners
Ralph Rogers - Executive Director of the North American Grouse Partnership - Waverly, NE
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
Emma's Family Farm
Rose, Steve and Helen Hoad - Windsor, 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
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
St. Martin de Tours Organic Farm
Martin Spahn - Palermo, 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
CP33 Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds
Kristine Evans, Program Coordinator - Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture Mississippi State University - Mississippi State, MS
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)
Stacy Swartwood - National CIG Program Analyst - 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)
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 Grazing Lands Coalition
Monti Golla - National GLC Executive Director - Fort Worth, TX
National Water Quality Initiative
USDA NRCS
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
Ramon Ortiz - PMC Manager (acting) - 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 Incentive Program
USDA NRCS
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
Working Lands for Wildlife
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
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)
- Washington, DC
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development

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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.& ...

 

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.& ...

 

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 (228)
There are 228 resources serving Kennebec County in the following categories:
map itMap of Farm Resources Organizations & Professionals serving Kennebec County
Agronomists and Crop Advisers
AgMatters LLC
Lauchlin W. Titus CPAg/CCA - Vassalboro, ME
Conservation Districts
Kennebec County Soil & Water Conservation District
Dale Finseth - Executive Director - Augusta, ME
Maine Association of Conservation Districts
Tom Gordon - Executive Director - Portland, ME
Cooperative Extension
Cooperative Extension in Kennebec County
- Augusta, 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
Ranch Supply
- Burnet, TX
Farm Ranch And Forest Retailers
AFM Land Sales, LLC
- Charlotte, NC
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 - 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
Current Agricultural Use Value
- Ohio Department of Agriculture Office of Farmland Preservation - Reynoldsburg, OH
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
Land and Historic Resource Tax Credit
Steve Seidel - Delaware Division of Revenue - Wilmington, DE
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 - President - Turner, ME
Mike Howie
American Forest Management - Forester - Ellsworth, ME
Newleaf Environmental LLC
Lance D. Ebel - Wildlife Biologist - Newfield, NY
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
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
Deep South Growers
- Douglas, GA
DeepSouth Pine Nursery, Inc.
Gary Cannon, John Manning, Jim Hasty - Bascom, FL
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
Harry Fraser - General Manager - Winslow, ME
Lancaster Farms, Inc.
- Suffolk, VA
Mobjack Nurseries, Inc.
- Foster, VA
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
Ramon Ortiz - PMC Manager (acting) - 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
State Funding / Technical Resources
Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership
- 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
Landowner Assistance Program
Mark Vannah - Robbins Lumber - Searsmont, 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
Prairie Grouse Partners
Ralph Rogers - Executive Director of the North American Grouse Partnership - Waverly, NE
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
CP33 Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds
Kristine Evans, Program Coordinator - Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture Mississippi State University - Mississippi State, MS
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)
Stacy Swartwood - National CIG Program Analyst - 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)
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 Grazing Lands Coalition
Monti Golla - National GLC Executive Director - Fort Worth, TX
National Water Quality Initiative
USDA NRCS
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
Ramon Ortiz - PMC Manager (acting) - 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 Incentive Program
USDA NRCS
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
Working Lands for Wildlife
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
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)
- Washington, DC
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development
Veterinarians - Large Animal
Amy McGee
Kennebec Veterinary Services - Oakland, ME
Caitlin Daly
Mid Coast Equine - Veterinarian - Waldoboro, ME
Charmaine Brown
Annabessacook Veterinary Clinic - Monmouth, ME
Conrad Boulton
Annabessacook Veterinary Clinic - Monmouth, ME
Erin Flood
Hometown Veterinary Care - Fairfield, ME
Jeffrey Fay
Annabessacook Veterinary Clinic - Monmouth, ME
Jessica Matulis
Kennebec Veterinary Services - Oakland, ME
Judith Herman
Animal Wellness Center - Augusta, ME
Karilyn Bonney
Annabessacook Veterinary Clinic - Monmouth, ME
Lawrence Buggia
Annabessacook Veterinary Clinic - Monmouth, ME
Paul Smith
Kennebec Veterinary Services - Oakland, ME
Paula Benner
Lupine Valley Equine Veterinary Services - Washington, ME
Peter Caradonna
Bo-Vet Services - West Gardiner, ME
Veterinarians - Small Animal
Christine Fraser
State of Maine Animal Welfare - Augusta, ME
Colette Bonte
Winthrop Veterinary Hospital - Winthrop, ME
David Bronder
Kennebec Valley Animal Clinic - Farmingdale, ME
Donald Rowe
Winslow Animal Hospital - Winslow, ME
Donelle Paine
Lakeside Veterinary Clinic - Oakland, ME
Eleanor Sabean
Lakeside Veterinary Clinic - Oakland, ME
Elizabeth McEvoy
Maine Department of Agriculture - Augusta, ME
Erika Praul
Windsor Veterinary Clinic - Windsor, ME
G. Russell Danner
New England Animal Hospital - Waterville, ME
Heather MacMillan
Animal Hospital of Waterville - Waterville, ME
Henrietta Beaufait
Maine Department of Agriculture - Augusta, ME
John Flowers
At Home Veterinary Care - West Gardiner, ME
Karen Curtis
Garland Road Veterinary Associates - Winslow, ME
Karen Lipovsky
Annabessacook Veterinary Clinic - Monmouth, ME
Karen Walsh-Meiczinger
Kennebec Valley Animal Clinic - Farmingdale, ME
Kevin Chretien
Annabessacook Veterinary Clinic - Monmouth, ME
M. Celeste Forgeron
Pine Tree Veterinary Hospital - Augusta, ME
Marie Barengo
Pine Tree Veterinary Hospital - Augusta, ME
Mary Sheridan
Winthrop Veterinary Hospital - Winthrop, ME
Nicole Rice
Animal Hospital of Waterville - Waterville, ME
Paul Balboni
Animal Hospital of Waterville - Waterville, ME
Paul Wade
The Cat Hospital - Manchester, ME
Penny Bennington
Companion Animal Clinic - Augusta, ME
Peter Davis
Pine Tree Veterinary Hospital - Augusta, ME
Richard O. Whitaker
Central Maine Veterinary Hospital - Turner, ME
Scott Bennington
Companion Animal Clinic - Augusta, ME
William Bryant
Winthrop Veterinary Hospital - Winthrop, ME
Water Districts and Associations
Mike Howie
American Forest Management - Forester - Ellsworth, ME
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
Atlantic Coast Joint Venture
Mitch Hartley - 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
Newleaf Environmental LLC
Lance D. Ebel - Wildlife Biologist - Newfield, NY
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.

 

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There are 48 resources serving Kennebec County in the following categories:
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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
FarmPlate
Kim Werner - Founder & President - Hanover, NH
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
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
 

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Beginning Farmer News Items
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 Farming has always been a risky and unpredictable way to make a living. Climate change is making even more so.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, ...

Scorecard Ranks States from Farm to Fork - Union of Concerned Scientists
6/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
Scorecard Ranks States from Farm to Fork    Union of Concerned Scientists WASHINGTON (June 12, 2018)—Farms in Maine have among the country's smallest ecological footprints. Maryland farmers are doing some of the most ...

Bill would up funding for beginning farmers - AG Week
4/26/2018 3:00:00 AM
Bill would up funding for beginning farmers    AG Week WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, on April 26 introduced a bill that would reauthorize and double funding ...

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 Farmers, gardeners and anyone with an interest in the state's agricultural landscape will head to Augusta later this month for a series of trade shows, forums and ...

New England Is Cracking the Code to Farming — All Year Long | Fast Forward - OZY
10/9/2017 3:00:00 AM
New England Is Cracking the Code to Farming — All Year Long | Fast Forward    OZY When Seth and Tyler Yentes bought their farm just 3 miles from the Maine homestead where they grew up, the brothers were determined to be a success story.

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 Where [farmers] are all spread out on the landscape during the growing season and the busy time of the year, I think the [trades show] is a good time to get ...

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 MONROE, Maine — Twice a day, when it's time for dairy farmer Jack Hill to milk his small herd of registered Jersey cows, he moves around his old milking pen ...

'We're doing it': Cooperation key for midcoast startup farm - Bangor Daily News
4/2/2016 3:00:00 AM
'We're doing it': Cooperation key for midcoast startup farm    Bangor Daily News They have shared ownership, shared responsibility and shared hopes their unusual venture will be a success.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and ...

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 Editorials: For many sectors of the Maine economy, the story is one of decline and stagnation. But for Maine's organic farms, growth is the theme.. Maine news ...

Farmer grows familiar foods for Maine's African refugees - Press Herald
8/31/2014 3:00:00 AM
Farmer grows familiar foods for Maine's African refugees    Press Herald Directions to Alfred Matiyabo's farm in South Portland are not of the usual turn-at-the-big-red-barn variety: Take a left into a housing development, park next to ...

Farm Income Opportunities News Items
Sen. King: As Washington argues, Maine suffers - Seacoastonline.com
1/22/2019 8:05:17 PM
Sen. King: As Washington argues, Maine suffers    Seacoastonline.com As I write this, we are in the midst of week four of the government shutdown – and while I'm hopeful that we may have reached a solution by the time you read ...

Cal-Maine Foods reports second quarter fiscal 2019 results - Feedstuffs
1/16/2019 4:59:49 AM
Cal-Maine Foods reports second quarter fiscal 2019 results    Feedstuffs Cal-Maine Foods Inc. recently reported results for its second quarter ended Dec. 1, 2018. Net sales were $356.0 million, a 1.4% decrease from $361.2 million for ...

SRQ Daily Jan 15, 2019 - Freshly Squeezed Content Every Morning - SRQ Magazine
1/15/2019 12:01:21 AM
SRQ Daily Jan 15, 2019 - Freshly Squeezed Content Every Morning    SRQ Magazine "We're looking forward to exposing Elite Airway's guests to all that Maine's Western Mountains region has to offer." - Joe Christopher, Sugarloaf Inn. Sign Up for ...

Maine Voices: Maine's rural communities have always been at the edge of the global economy - Press Herald
1/11/2019 3:00:00 AM
Maine Voices: Maine's rural communities have always been at the edge of the global economy    Press Herald CAPE PORPOISE — At 18, I left the central Maine tannery town where I grew up, seeking education and opportunity. Already, back in the late 1960s, the town's ...

Globalization and Maine's rural communities - The Ellsworth American
1/10/2019 2:29:25 PM
Globalization and Maine's rural communities    The Ellsworth American By John Ripton At 18, I left the central Maine tannery town where I grew up seeking education and opportunity. Already, back in the late 1960s, the town's.

Shutdown is felt in Maine, from small business loans to housing vouchers - Press Herald
1/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
Shutdown is felt in Maine, from small business loans to housing vouchers    Press Herald Thousands of federal government employees in Maine already are feeling the pinch of a partial government shutdown in lost wages, but as it drags on, the ...

Guest column: Globalization and Maine's rural communities - Times Record
1/7/2019 11:01:58 AM
Guest column: Globalization and Maine's rural communities    Times Record At 18, I left the Central Maine tannery town where I grew up seeking education and opportunity. Already, back in the late 1960s, the town's economy and its ...

Hancock salmon facility hurting amid government shutdown - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
1/3/2019 3:00:00 AM
Hancock salmon facility hurting amid government shutdown    NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ Sullivan Harbor Farm in Hancock was expecting to re-open its smoked salmon facility before the start of 2019. That's now been put on hold because of the ...

Letters: A project of Maine salmon farm's scale calls for great scrutiny - The Boston Globe
12/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
Letters: A project of Maine salmon farm's scale calls for great scrutiny    The Boston Globe Re “Company responds over its planned Maine salmon farm” (Letters, Dec. 13): We appreciate Nordic Aquafarms' response to The Boston Globe article on the ...

Senate and House pass 2018 Farm Bill, a victory for food sovereignty in Maine - Bangor Daily News
12/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
Senate and House pass 2018 Farm Bill, a victory for food sovereignty in Maine    Bangor Daily News The final version of the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill has passed the U.S. Senate and House. It contains some good news for food sovereignty in Maine after an ...

Fire at well-known Maine farm temporarily closes market - Bangor Daily News
12/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
Fire at well-known Maine farm temporarily closes market    Bangor Daily News A Knox County dispatcher confirmed Wednesday morning that an outbuilding at Beth's Farm Market in Warren was burning.. Maine news, sports, politics, ...

Nordic skeptics, supporters come out for 'community dialogue' about controversial fish farm - Bangor Daily News
11/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
Nordic skeptics, supporters come out for 'community dialogue' about controversial fish farm    Bangor Daily News Midcoast residents packed the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast Wednesday night to participate in a community dialogue about Nordic ...

The E.Coli scare actually helped some Maine farmers - Bangor Daily News
11/28/2018 3:00:00 AM
The E.Coli scare actually helped some Maine farmers    Bangor Daily News A nationwide outbreak of the E.Coli virus linked to romaine lettuce coming out of California has created an increased demand for locally grown greens in Maine.

One year after becoming law, food sovereignty in Maine has taken hold - Bangor Daily News
11/27/2018 3:00:00 AM
One year after becoming law, food sovereignty in Maine has taken hold    Bangor Daily News Since becoming law a year ago, the number of Maine towns and small communities with a food sovereignty ordinance has grown to more than 40.

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 Joel Alex didn't have experience with grain malting or a business background when he launched Blue Ox Malthouse at 27. But he saw a need. In 2012, Alex met ...

Winter farmers market to open Dec. 1 at former Maine Girls' Academy gym - Press Herald
11/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
Winter farmers market to open Dec. 1 at former Maine Girls' Academy gym    Press Herald The Portland Winter Farmers' Market is returning to the recently closed Maine Girls' Academy gymnasium at 631 Stevens Ave. The opening day will be Dec. 1.

Commercial fishermen speak out against proposed 40-acre oyster farm, cite concerns over loss of income and valuable fishing space - Times Record
11/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
Commercial fishermen speak out against proposed 40-acre oyster farm, cite concerns over loss of income and valuable fishing space    Times Record BRUNSWICK — A local group of commercial fishermen asked the Maine Department of Marine Resources to throw out Mere Point Oyster Co.'s application for a ...

Maine Voices: Oyster company's plan for 40-acre lease is bad for bay, public - Press Herald
11/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
Maine Voices: Oyster company's plan for 40-acre lease is bad for bay, public    Press Herald BRUNSWICK — The debate over Mere Point Oyster Co.'s application for a 40-acre lease in Maquoit Bay is more than about aquaculture – it's also about ...

Virtual farmers market connects small farms and customers online - Bangor Daily News
11/11/2018 3:00:00 AM
Virtual farmers market connects small farms and customers online    Bangor Daily News On Oct. 18, Susan Knight Dunn learned why there are no outdoor farmers markets in northern Maine once summer is over.. Maine news, sports, politics, election ...

'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 Leah Penniman was told she wasn't welcome, from her first day in a conservative, almost all-white kindergarten. "I remember this one girl teasing me and saying ...

State rejects Kittery's request to delay decision on oyster farm expansion - Mainebiz
10/22/2018 3:00:00 AM
State rejects Kittery's request to delay decision on oyster farm expansion    Mainebiz The Maine Department of Marine Resources denied a request by the town of Kittery to delay its decision on a proposed expansion of an oyster farming operation ...

State refuses town request for more time on shellfish farm expansion - Bangor Daily News
10/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
State refuses town request for more time on shellfish farm expansion    Bangor Daily News KITTERY, Maine — The state Department of Marine Resources denied the town's request to hold a second public hearing and delay a decision on the Spinney ...

Where Maine's governor candidates stand on sustainability - Press Herald
10/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
Where Maine's governor candidates stand on sustainability    Press Herald With the gubernatorial election coming up on Nov. 6, we wanted to know more about the environmental stances of the four candidates. In interviews this month, ...

Maine's most famous organic gardener updates his classic book - Press Herald
10/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
Maine's most famous organic gardener updates his classic book    Press Herald For three decades now, Eliot Coleman's “The New Organic Grower” has been a must-read for anyone starting a small farm. It has never gone out of print.

Bucksport salmon farm expected to break ground next spring - Bangor Daily News
10/11/2018 3:00:00 AM
Bucksport salmon farm expected to break ground next spring    Bangor Daily News The company planning to build an indoor salmon farm in Bucksport — Maine's second such facility — hopes to begin construction next spring. Whole Oceans ...

Q&A: Maine House District 95 Candidate Bill Pluecker - PenBayPilot.com
10/1/2018 3:00:00 AM
Q&A: Maine House District 95 Candidate Bill Pluecker    PenBayPilot.com Bill Pluecker, I-Warren: I have been farming and raising my family in Warren for 10 years, and in the years before that, we leased farmland in Warren, Friendship ...

Coalition unveils blueprint for Maine's energy future - Mainebiz
9/27/2018 3:00:00 AM
Coalition unveils blueprint for Maine's energy future    Mainebiz A group of 20 Maine businesses, nonprofits and associations representing a broad mix of sectors and interests on Wednesday unveiled six guiding principles ...

Maine's turkey population is booming. But are they a nuisance or 'good wildlife story?' - Bangor Daily News
9/21/2018 3:00:00 AM
Maine's turkey population is booming. But are they a nuisance or 'good wildlife story?'    Bangor Daily News Move over, squirrels: it's time to talk turkey. Although the furry rodent has been in the limelight recently for an apparent population explosion, lots of Mainers have ...

New Hampshire pizza dough maker, 35 other out-of-state producers seek Maine stamp of approval - Press Herald
9/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
New Hampshire pizza dough maker, 35 other out-of-state producers seek Maine stamp of approval    Press Herald What do a New Hampshire pizza dough maker, a Brooklyn-based artist and a cranberry farmer who lives south of Boston have in common? All of them have ...

Maine Has First Confirmed Equine Case of West Nile Virus - U.S. News & World Report
9/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
Maine Has First Confirmed Equine Case of West Nile Virus    U.S. News & World Report AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine officials say a horse in York County has tested positive for the mosquito-borne West Nile virus.

Maine scallop farmers try to crack that market - Press Herald
8/24/2018 3:00:00 AM
Maine scallop farmers try to crack that market    Press Herald Scallops are among the most valuable seafood items in the United States, and a group of Maine firms believes that farming them might be a way of keeping up ...

Maine hemp growers have high hopes for new farm bill - Bangor Daily News
8/22/2018 3:00:00 AM
Maine hemp growers have high hopes for new farm bill    Bangor Daily News Erica Haywood has high hopes for the proposed 2018 Farm Bill when it comes to industrial hemp production in Maine.. Maine news, sports, politics, election ...

Demand for Maine oysters continues to skyrocket - National Fisherman
8/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
Demand for Maine oysters continues to skyrocket    National Fisherman Maine's cold-water oysters are a hot item on the regional shellfish market, and market research shows the industry will be able to continue expanding well into ...

Agritourism in Maine - Barn Swallows - Down East
7/27/2018 3:00:00 AM
Agritourism in Maine - Barn Swallows    Down East Some of Maine's liveliest spots for dinner or drinks these days are down on the farm. Here's an inside look at Maine's agritourism movement.

Fragrant lavender a growing crop for Maine farms - Bangor Daily News
7/24/2018 3:00:00 AM
Fragrant lavender a growing crop for Maine farms    Bangor Daily News The largest number of lavender farms in the world are located in the south of France, where acres of fragrant purple fields stretch with scenic beauty toward the ...

Historic Maine farm will continue to be farmed, says new owner - The Boston Globe
7/23/2018 3:00:00 AM
Historic Maine farm will continue to be farmed, says new owner    The Boston Globe A well-known family farm in Maine that was sold at auction earlier this month will continue to operate as a farm, according to its new owner.

Choose your own adventure, explore participating Maine farms at Open Farm Day - Bangor Daily News
7/22/2018 3:00:00 AM
Choose your own adventure, explore participating Maine farms at Open Farm Day    Bangor Daily News AUGUSTA – Nearly 100 Maine farms invite the public to their farms for a free event Sunday, July 22. The 29th annual Open Farm Day is an informative 'choose ...

Maine growers can now get their cannabis certified 'clean' - Bangor Daily News
7/22/2018 3:00:00 AM
Maine growers can now get their cannabis certified 'clean'    Bangor Daily News MOFGA has created the new certification program so marijuana growers would have a standard for clean, chemical-free growing.. Maine news, sports, politics, ...

As cost of trade war grows, farmers stick with Trump — at least until fall harvest - Bangor Daily News
7/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
As cost of trade war grows, farmers stick with Trump — at least until fall harvest    Bangor Daily News The slumping market hasn't dimmed support for Trump among some farmers.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and obituaries from the Bangor Daily ...

A Twist of Fate Leads Maine Farmer to Destiny Hill - Lancaster Farming
7/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
A Twist of Fate Leads Maine Farmer to Destiny Hill    Lancaster Farming When David and Christina Twitchell were searching for a farm to buy, fate — or as some might say, destiny — guided them to Oxford in southwestern Maine.

Rescue animals live out their best lives at this Maine farm - Bangor Daily News
7/1/2018 3:00:00 AM
Rescue animals live out their best lives at this Maine farm    Bangor Daily News The world is full of animals living in bad situations, but for those that make it to this farm in Jefferson, there are better days ahead.. Maine news, sports, politics, ...

Maine's farm community mourns loss of conservation pioneer who trained generation of farmers - Bangor Daily News
6/19/2018 3:00:00 AM
Maine's farm community mourns loss of conservation pioneer who trained generation of farmers    Bangor Daily News The Maine agricultural community is mourning the recent loss of a Hancock County man described as a pioneer of farmland conservation who shared his love of ...

Snuggling baby goats: A job this Maine farm has no trouble filling - Bangor Daily News
6/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
Snuggling baby goats: A job this Maine farm has no trouble filling    Bangor Daily News In one scene, the baby goat is being cuddled alongside a kitten, because Sunflower Farm is apparently trying to overload the internet with cuteness.. Maine ...

Maine's strawberry, blueberry and apple crops looking good, experts say - Bangor Daily News
5/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
Maine's strawberry, blueberry and apple crops looking good, experts say    Bangor Daily News Several farm experts weigh the knowns and try to imagine the unknowns as they try their best to give an outlook on Maine crops including strawberries, apples ...

Kelsey Kobik has a special eye for photographing farm workers - Press Herald
5/27/2018 3:00:00 AM
Kelsey Kobik has a special eye for photographing farm workers    Press Herald Kelsey Kobik takes beautiful photographs of agricultural life for groups like the Maine Federation of Farmers Markets and Maine Farmland Trust. We wanted to ...

You can spend the night with goats at this Maine Airbnb - Bangor Daily News
5/24/2018 3:00:00 AM
You can spend the night with goats at this Maine Airbnb    Bangor Daily News At Ten Apple Farm Airbnb in Gray, people looking to get away from it all can get away with not only goats, but pigs, sheep, chickens and turkeys.. Maine news ...

How the world's second largest indoor salmon farm could take shape in Maine - Bangor Daily News
5/10/2018 3:00:00 AM
How the world's second largest indoor salmon farm could take shape in Maine    Bangor Daily News You might have to squint through the trees to spot the world's second largest salmon farm in Belfast, according to computer renderings unveiled Wednesday.

Cooperative farmland ownership provides important benefits to agricultural producers - Lewiston Sun Journal
4/24/2018 3:00:00 AM
Cooperative farmland ownership provides important benefits to agricultural producers    Lewiston Sun Journal Those of us at Maine Farmland Trust firmly believe that we need to employ many different types of tools to get more farmers on the land. Cooperative ownership ...

Fearing a mousepocalypse, Maine farmers aren't messing around - Press Herald
4/22/2018 3:00:00 AM
Fearing a mousepocalypse, Maine farmers aren't messing around    Press Herald At one point, farmer Kate Hall resorted to setting up security cameras. By then she had a pretty good idea about what was decimating entire trays of her tender ...

Giant Maine indoor salmon farm approaches first obstacle - Bangor Daily News
4/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
Giant Maine indoor salmon farm approaches first obstacle    Bangor Daily News On Tuesday, Belfast city councilors will decide whether to change the zoning at the company's proposed site.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and ...

Maine farmers offer lifeline for imperiled low-income food program - Press Herald
4/7/2018 3:00:00 AM
Maine farmers offer lifeline for imperiled low-income food program    Press Herald AUGUSTA — A program that rewards thousands of low-income Mainers receiving financial food assistance for using their benefits to buy locally grown food ...

USDA Partnerships Provide for Those in Need and Save Farm Produce - USDA.gov
3/26/2018 3:00:00 AM
USDA Partnerships Provide for Those in Need and Save Farm Produce    USDA.gov Along the Midcoast of Maine, some people don't have access to the fruit and vegetables they need for a healthy diet. At the same time, some area farms aren't ...

European company plans $150M salmon farm in Maine - Bangor Daily News
1/30/2018 3:00:00 AM
European company plans $150M salmon farm in Maine    Bangor Daily News Gov. Paul LePage and business leaders have announced that a European aquaculture company plans a $150 million investment in Belfast that they expect will ...

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 In the winter, when snow and ice cover their fields, you might be excused for thinking that northern farmers would have abundant time on their hands to relax and ...

Our View: To really grow, Maine farmers need public support - Press Herald
10/4/2016 3:00:00 AM
Our View: To really grow, Maine farmers need public support    Press Herald Maine's commitment to local food has received so much attention in recent years that it's easy to forget just how hard it is for the people at the beginning of the ...

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Killings Of Guatemala's Indigenous Activists Raise Specter Of Human Rights Crisis - Maine Public
1/22/2019 6:45:30 PM
Killings Of Guatemala's Indigenous Activists Raise Specter Of Human Rights Crisis    Maine Public For three days last week, thousands of Guatemalans blocked roads and major highways to protest the Central American country's slide toward a.

Maine news briefs: Plan to quarantine invasive forest pest up for hearings; Rare hawk found in Maine improving after apparent frostbite - Times Record
1/22/2019 8:08:07 AM
Maine news briefs: Plan to quarantine invasive forest pest up for hearings; Rare hawk found in Maine improving after apparent frostbite    Times Record Plan to quarantine invasive forest pest up for hearings. SPRINGVALE, Maine (AP) — Maine forest managers are holding public hearings about a plan to use a ...

Mills chooses head of farmland preservation group as agricultural commissioner - By Kevin Miller, Portland Press Herald - Republican Journal
1/20/2019 8:38:30 AM
Mills chooses head of farmland preservation group as agricultural commissioner - By Kevin Miller, Portland Press Herald    Republican Journal Gov. Janet Mills has nominated the head of Maine Farmland Trust to serve as commissioner of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.

Planned seaweed farm reflects changes in Maine aquaculture - The Ellsworth American
1/17/2019 6:41:40 AM
Planned seaweed farm reflects changes in Maine aquaculture    The Ellsworth American GOULDSBORO — When organized fish farming first came to Maine in the 1970s, the first crops were shellfish — primarily blue mussels and oysters — and the.

Debate brews over splitting Maine's agriculture, conservation department - Lewiston Sun Journal
1/16/2019 5:43:00 PM
Debate brews over splitting Maine's agriculture, conservation department    Lewiston Sun Journal As Gov. Janet Mills prepares to announce her final Cabinet nominee, there is renewed discussion about breaking up the Maine Department of Agriculture, ...

Fiore Art Center announces 2019 Residencies and Jury Panel - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
1/14/2019 3:41:00 PM
Fiore Art Center announces 2019 Residencies and Jury Panel    Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel JEFFERSON — Applications for the 2019 residencies at Maine Farmland Trust's Joseph A. Fiore Art Center opened in early December and will close March 1.

Land trust raising funds to buy Weston Homestead Farm land in Madison - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
1/14/2019 3:37:00 PM
Land trust raising funds to buy Weston Homestead Farm land in Madison    Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel MADISON — The oldest land trust in the state of Maine has signed an option to purchase land on the historic Weston Homestead Farm in Madison for ...

Salmon RAS company Nordic Aquafarms to preserve 80 acres in Maine - Undercurrent News
1/14/2019 9:21:00 AM
Salmon RAS company Nordic Aquafarms to preserve 80 acres in Maine    Undercurrent News Nordic Aquafarms, the Norwegian company looking to build a large land-based Atlantic salmon farm on 40 acres of land in the small city of Belfast, Maine, says it ...

Maine Agricultural Trades Show set for Jan. 15-17 - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
1/11/2019 3:00:00 AM
Maine Agricultural Trades Show set for Jan. 15-17    Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel AUGUSTA — The 78th annual Maine Agricultural Trades Show will be held Tuesday, Jan. 15, through Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Augusta Civic Center at 76 ...

Maine seeks ideas how to spend Farm Bill conservation money - Miami Herald
1/11/2019 12:13:00 AM
Maine seeks ideas how to spend Farm Bill conservation money    Miami Herald Agriculture officials in Maine are looking for farmers, foresters and others to come forward with ideas about how to spend conservation funds from the federal ...

Guest Opinion: Maine wind should be part of Rhode Island's clean-energy future - The Westerly Sun
1/10/2019 3:00:00 AM
Guest Opinion: Maine wind should be part of Rhode Island's clean-energy future    The Westerly Sun By Troy Jackson and Mike Carpenter. As state senators for Aroostook County in Maine, we plan to usher in a new era of renewable-energy investment in our ...

Maine Wind Should Be Part of Rhode Island's Renewable-Energy Future - ecoRI news
1/9/2019 4:57:44 PM
Maine Wind Should Be Part of Rhode Island's Renewable-Energy Future    ecoRI news To ensure safe, reliable, affordable renewable energy for Rhode Islanders, the state needs to aim for a diversified energy mix, and that mix should include the ...

Shutdown is felt in Maine, from small business loans to housing vouchers - Press Herald
1/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
Shutdown is felt in Maine, from small business loans to housing vouchers    Press Herald Thousands of federal government employees in Maine already are feeling the pinch of a partial government shutdown in lost wages, but as it drags on, the ...

What Maine farmers can expect in 2019 — Homestead — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine - Bangor Daily News
12/31/2018 3:00:00 AM
What Maine farmers can expect in 2019 — Homestead — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine    Bangor Daily News One thing is certain: Growing year 2019 will be different from 2018.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and obituaries from the Bangor Daily News.

Can blueberry wines with bubbles give Maine farmers a meaningful outlet for sales? - Press Herald
12/30/2018 3:00:00 AM
Can blueberry wines with bubbles give Maine farmers a meaningful outlet for sales?    Press Herald Long ago, at a bachelor party on a cold and rainy weekend at Moosehead Lake, Michael Terrien, Eric Martin and their group of friends did enough drinking to ...

Meet the women reconnecting Maine to its agriculture roots - Bangor Daily News
12/27/2018 3:00:00 AM
Meet the women reconnecting Maine to its agriculture roots    Bangor Daily News As far as Pam Townsend is concerned, even if someone has never set foot on a farm before, they are connected to agriculture. “Do you eat food? Do you have ...

Farm Bill Includes King Bill to Bring Fast Internet to Farms - U.S. News & World Report
12/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
Farm Bill Includes King Bill to Bring Fast Internet to Farms    U.S. News & World Report BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A bill co-sponsored by Maine's independent senator that promises to help bring high-speed internet to farms has passed Congress as ...

Maine grown grains a staple for 40 brews sold at Skowhegan restaurant - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
12/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
Maine grown grains a staple for 40 brews sold at Skowhegan restaurant    Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel Maine Grains mills about 120 tons of grain used in Maine brews with more breweries turning to resources raised by local farms.

State to hold new hearing on controversial shellfish farm expansion - Bangor Daily News
12/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
State to hold new hearing on controversial shellfish farm expansion    Bangor Daily News The new hearing was scheduled after two local residents at the end of October asserted property ownership extending to the low tide mark of the creek.. Maine ...

How Maine Christmas tree farmers are fighting back against the fakes - Bangor Daily News
12/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
How Maine Christmas tree farmers are fighting back against the fakes    Bangor Daily News Christmas trees are often at the center of holiday memories: the *fresh* tree smell permeating the air, ornaments glinting from evergreen branches, piles of ...

New Video Offers Inside Look at Future Farm Maine's First Hemp Harvest - GlobeNewswire
12/11/2018 3:00:00 AM
New Video Offers Inside Look at Future Farm Maine's First Hemp Harvest    GlobeNewswire Future Farm Maine positioned to be model farm for CBD producers in wake of 2018 Farm Bill. Vancouver, British Columbia, Dec. 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) ...

Maine Island Horse Farm in Jeopardy Due to Lease Dispute - U.S. News & World Report
12/10/2018 4:11:00 PM
Maine Island Horse Farm in Jeopardy Due to Lease Dispute    U.S. News & World Report PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The operator of a horse farm on a Maine island says she's concerned about the future of her animals because of a dispute over a ...

Why some Maine coastal communities are up in arms about aquaculture - Press Herald
12/9/2018 3:00:00 AM
Why some Maine coastal communities are up in arms about aquaculture    Press Herald From oyster farms to cultivated seaweed and farm-raised salmon, aquaculture is often described as essential to the economic future of Maine's fisheries in the ...

A planned salmon farm, which would be among the world’s largest, raises hopes and fears in Maine - The Boston Globe
12/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
A planned salmon farm, which would be among the world’s largest, raises hopes and fears in Maine    The Boston Globe BELFAST, Maine — With eiders and loons bobbing beside her on the bay, bald eagles above and seals below, Amy Grant recalled how the coast here used to ...

Maine Voices: Oyster farm proposal should ring alarms along entire Maine coast - Press Herald
12/1/2018 3:00:00 AM
Maine Voices: Oyster farm proposal should ring alarms along entire Maine coast    Press Herald BRUNSWICK — I am a Brunswick resident with a house on Mere Point and a background in marine science and policy. I regularly write about marine issues for ...

Nordic skeptics, supporters come out for 'community dialogue' about controversial fish farm - Bangor Daily News
11/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
Nordic skeptics, supporters come out for 'community dialogue' about controversial fish farm    Bangor Daily News Midcoast residents packed the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast Wednesday night to participate in a community dialogue about Nordic ...

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 Joel Alex didn't have experience with grain malting or a business background when he launched Blue Ox Malthouse at 27. But he saw a need. In 2012, Alex met ...

Commercial fishermen oppose proposed oyster farm in Brunswick - Mainebiz
11/21/2018 3:00:00 AM
Commercial fishermen oppose proposed oyster farm in Brunswick    Mainebiz A group of Brunswick commercial fishermen opposed an application by Mere Point Oyster Co. for a 40-acre lease in Maquoit Bay.

Fishermen speak out against proposed oyster farm in Maquoit Bay - Press Herald
11/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
Fishermen speak out against proposed oyster farm in Maquoit Bay    Press Herald BRUNSWICK — A local group of commercial fishermen asked the Maine Department of Marine Resources to throw out Mere Point Oyster Co.'s application for a ...

Scallop season starts early down on the farm - The Ellsworth American
11/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
Scallop season starts early down on the farm    The Ellsworth American STONINGTON — Except for a handful of divers in southern Maine, scallop season doesn't start until at least Dec. 1 — unless you know the right people. The.

Commercial fishermen speak out against proposed 40-acre oyster farm, cite concerns over loss of income and valuable fishing space - Times Record
11/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
Commercial fishermen speak out against proposed 40-acre oyster farm, cite concerns over loss of income and valuable fishing space    Times Record BRUNSWICK — A local group of commercial fishermen asked the Maine Department of Marine Resources to throw out Mere Point Oyster Co.'s application for a ...

Maine Aquaculture Projects Dredge Up Memories Of Polluted, Industrial Waterways - WBUR
11/8/2018 3:00:00 AM
Maine Aquaculture Projects Dredge Up Memories Of Polluted, Industrial Waterways    WBUR At a recent hearing in Kittery, so many people showed up to weigh in on the proposed expansion of an oyster-growing operation in a local creek, Department of ...

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 Farming has always been a risky and unpredictable way to make a living. Climate change is making even more so.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, ...

Proposed Maine credit union to focus on farmers - American Banker
11/2/2018 3:00:00 AM
Proposed Maine credit union to focus on farmers    American Banker The credit union's organizers believe there is a funding gap in the state for agriculture — and they want to fill the void.

Proposed Maine credit union to put the focus on farmers - Credit Union Journal
11/1/2018 3:00:00 AM
Proposed Maine credit union to put the focus on farmers    Credit Union Journal Organizers of the credit union believe there is a funding gap in the state for agriculture and want to fill the void.

Small oyster farms are big, big business - The Ellsworth American
10/27/2018 3:00:00 AM
Small oyster farms are big, big business    The Ellsworth American PORTLAND — It's no secret that shellfish aquaculture is expanding rapidly in Maine with the farming of oysters leading the charge. In 2013, according to.

$1M gift establishes first-ever endowed agriculture faculty chair at UMPI - Mainebiz
10/25/2018 3:00:00 AM
$1M gift establishes first-ever endowed agriculture faculty chair at UMPI    Mainebiz With the stroke of a pen, officials with the University of Maine at Presque Isle received a gift of $1 million from benefactor Mary Barton Akeley Smith to establish ...

State rejects Kittery's request to delay decision on oyster farm expansion - Mainebiz
10/22/2018 3:00:00 AM
State rejects Kittery's request to delay decision on oyster farm expansion    Mainebiz The Maine Department of Marine Resources denied a request by the town of Kittery to delay its decision on a proposed expansion of an oyster farming operation ...

State refuses town request for more time on shellfish farm expansion - Bangor Daily News
10/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
State refuses town request for more time on shellfish farm expansion    Bangor Daily News KITTERY, Maine — The state Department of Marine Resources denied the town's request to hold a second public hearing and delay a decision on the Spinney ...

First-ever credit union devoted to farmers and food producers achieves funding goal - Mainebiz
10/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
First-ever credit union devoted to farmers and food producers achieves funding goal    Mainebiz Maine Harvest Credit Project has reached its $2.4 million fundraising goal, calling it a critical milestone in becoming Maine's 56th credit union and the country's ...

Town to ask state to accept more public input on controversial shellfish farm expansion - Bangor Daily News
10/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
Town to ask state to accept more public input on controversial shellfish farm expansion    Bangor Daily News It was obvious that the state of Maine appeared to have made up their minds and had no intentions of listening to the people,” said one town councilor.. Maine ...

Maine aquaculture projects dredge memories of polluted waterways - Bangor Daily News
10/8/2018 3:00:00 AM
Maine aquaculture projects dredge memories of polluted waterways    Bangor Daily News At a recent hearing in Kittery, so many people showed up to weigh in on the proposed expansion of an oyster-growing operation in a local creek, Department of ...

Future Farm's Maine Hemp Farms Successfully Complete State-Mandated THC Testing - GlobeNewswire
10/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
Future Farm's Maine Hemp Farms Successfully Complete State-Mandated THC Testing    GlobeNewswire Vancouver, British Columbia, Oct. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NEWMEDIAWIRE -- Future Farm Technologies Inc. (the “Company” or “Future Farm”) ...

'Aquaculture's Next Wave' Explores How Maine Entrepreneurs Are Navigating Changing Seas - Maine Public
10/1/2018 3:00:00 AM
'Aquaculture's Next Wave' Explores How Maine Entrepreneurs Are Navigating Changing Seas    Maine Public This week we're taking a deep dive into aquaculture and its potential to add real value to the state's coastal economies. In “Aquaculture's Next Wave” we.

After threats, 'inflammatory petition,' shellfish farm owners make case for expansion - Bangor Daily News
9/28/2018 3:00:00 AM
After threats, 'inflammatory petition,' shellfish farm owners make case for expansion    Bangor Daily News Anything that hurts the waters of Spinney Creek will hurt us first, and hurt us worse.”. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and obituaries from the Bangor ...

Coalition unveils blueprint for Maine's energy future - Mainebiz
9/27/2018 3:00:00 AM
Coalition unveils blueprint for Maine's energy future    Mainebiz A group of 20 Maine businesses, nonprofits and associations representing a broad mix of sectors and interests on Wednesday unveiled six guiding principles ...

Nordic Aquafarms founder moving to Maine to run planned salmon farm - Mainebiz
9/26/2018 3:00:00 AM
Nordic Aquafarms founder moving to Maine to run planned salmon farm    Mainebiz Nordic Aquafarms CEO and founder Erik Heim plans to move from Norway to Maine this week to head up the company's development of a large, land-based ...

Midcoast oyster farm plans major expansion — Midcoast — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine - Bangor Daily News
9/25/2018 3:00:00 AM
Midcoast oyster farm plans major expansion — Midcoast — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine    Bangor Daily News Now in its third year, Mere Point Oyster Company has seen demand for its product grow faster than expected.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and ...

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 VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Sept. 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NEWMEDIAWIRE – Farm Technologies Inc. (the “Company” or “Future Farm”) ...

Residents alarmed by proposed expansion of Maine shellfish farm - Bangor Daily News
9/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
Residents alarmed by proposed expansion of Maine shellfish farm    Bangor Daily News I am not against aquaculture and small business, but I think it needs to be done in the right space, size and scope,” one local man said.. Maine news, sports ...

Former Top US Diplomat Buys Historic Maine Farm - U.S. News & World Report
9/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
Former Top US Diplomat Buys Historic Maine Farm    U.S. News & World Report LIBSON, Maine (AP) — The United States' former top diplomat in eastern Asia has achieved her retirement dream of buying a historic farm in Maine.

Farm-to-table pioneer helps Saint Joseph's College grow Maine's food economy - Mainebiz
8/27/2018 3:00:00 AM
Farm-to-table pioneer helps Saint Joseph's College grow Maine's food economy    Mainebiz Farm by farm, chef Mary Paine creates her menu. It's the favorite part of her job creating the summerlong series of Farm-to-Table dinners at Saint Joseph's ...

Maine scallop farmers try to crack that market - Press Herald
8/24/2018 3:00:00 AM
Maine scallop farmers try to crack that market    Press Herald Scallops are among the most valuable seafood items in the United States, and a group of Maine firms believes that farming them might be a way of keeping up ...

2-Day Celebration Of Maine Farming Opens In Clinton - Maine Public
8/22/2018 3:00:00 AM
2-Day Celebration Of Maine Farming Opens In Clinton    Maine Public CLINTON, Maine - An event designed to celebrate Maine farms and provide resources to its farmers is coming to a town in the central part of the state.

An aquaculture opportunity that doesn't pollute, but renews our seas - Bangor Daily News
8/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
An aquaculture opportunity that doesn't pollute, but renews our seas    Bangor Daily News In her Aug. 2 OpEd on the future of aquaculture in Maine, Kimberly Hamilton gets it half-right. Maine does have an opportunity to be a global player in ...

Future Farm's CBD Hemp Cultivation Operations Prepare for Harvest in Maine, Add New Project Leadership - PR Newswire
8/8/2018 3:00:00 AM
Future Farm's CBD Hemp Cultivation Operations Prepare for Harvest in Maine, Add New Project Leadership    PR Newswire VANCOUVER, British Columbia, August 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Maine farmers will soon have access to an estimated 15000000 organic, feminized high-CBD ...

Maine has an opportunity to be a global player in aquaculture - Bangor Daily News
8/1/2018 3:00:00 AM
Maine has an opportunity to be a global player in aquaculture    Bangor Daily News First, we're helping to grow, coach and sustain emerging aquaculture businesses — those entrepreneurs who are willing to take early risks to put Maine at the ...

College of Atlantic launches partnership with largest U.S. seaweed farm - Mainebiz
7/24/2018 3:00:00 AM
College of Atlantic launches partnership with largest U.S. seaweed farm    Mainebiz The owners of the country's largest organic seaweed farm are partnering with College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor to create and operate a saltwater research ...

A Twist of Fate Leads Maine Farmer to Destiny Hill - Lancaster Farming
7/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
A Twist of Fate Leads Maine Farmer to Destiny Hill    Lancaster Farming When David and Christina Twitchell were searching for a farm to buy, fate — or as some might say, destiny — guided them to Oxford in southwestern Maine.

Milk surplus hurting Maine dairy farmers - Mainebiz
7/3/2018 3:00:00 AM
Milk surplus hurting Maine dairy farmers    Mainebiz Sandy River Farms, a dairy farm in Farmington, could close after Aug. 31, if owner Bussie York is unable to increase direct-to-consumer sales.

Nordic Aquafarms hires first two employees in Maine for Belfast project - Mainebiz
6/26/2018 3:00:00 AM
Nordic Aquafarms hires first two employees in Maine for Belfast project    Mainebiz Nordic Aquafarms CEO Erik Heim announced that the company has hired its first two employees in Maine as the company prepares to submit applications to ...

In face of resource decline, clam harvesters eye clam farming - Mainebiz
6/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
In face of resource decline, clam harvesters eye clam farming    Mainebiz The future of clamming could lie in seeding and growing clams in tidal areas, to mitigate declines of the wild resource.

Belfast salmon farm moves forward - Mount Desert Islander
6/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
Belfast salmon farm moves forward    Mount Desert Islander BELFAST — The prospect of land-based salmon farming becoming a reality in eastern Maine has taken another step forward. Last week, Nordic Aquafarms, ...

Bowdoinham farmer tackles Maine's challenge of farmland access and transfer - Mainebiz
5/30/2018 3:00:00 AM
Bowdoinham farmer tackles Maine's challenge of farmland access and transfer    Mainebiz Abby Sadauckas, a farmer and agricultural *service* provider of Bowdoinham, has joined the regional group Land For Good, a New England-wide nonprofit ...

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 Maine's small family farms and organic growers have concerns that language in the Senate's unreleased version of the 2018 farm bill could create steep ...

Future Farm Begins Phase Two of CBD Hemp Cultivation Operations in Maine - PR Newswire
5/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
Future Farm Begins Phase Two of CBD Hemp Cultivation Operations in Maine    PR Newswire VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Future Farm Technologies Inc. (the "Company" or "Future Farm") (CSE: FFT) (CSE: FFT.

Declining dairy prices spur concerns about farmer suicides - Bangor Daily News
3/7/2018 3:00:00 AM
Declining dairy prices spur concerns about farmer suicides    Bangor Daily News Pressures on farmers can build up. “You can go into debt so quick, and then your assets turn out to be not worth much. It's a dog chasing its tail. It's crazy.”. Maine ...

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Federal Workers Struggle To Stretch Their Money As Shutdown Lingers - Maine Public
1/14/2019 4:16:16 PM
Federal Workers Struggle To Stretch Their Money As Shutdown Lingers    Maine Public People often confuse Brittany Sears with Britney Spears. But Sears is no multimillionaire pop star. In fact, money is tight for Sears, a federal.

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 The final version of the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill passed the U.S. Senate and House this week and is on its way to the desk of President Donald Trump to be signed ...

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 Bitter Love has not been on the market very long — the product was launched in November 2017 — but its founders are optimistic about the future of bitter sodas ...

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 VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Sept. 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NEWMEDIAWIRE – Farm Technologies Inc. (the “Company” or “Future Farm”) ...

New Hampshire pizza dough maker, 35 other out-of-state producers seek Maine stamp of approval - Press Herald
9/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
New Hampshire pizza dough maker, 35 other out-of-state producers seek Maine stamp of approval    Press Herald What do a New Hampshire pizza dough maker, a Brooklyn-based artist and a cranberry farmer who lives south of Boston have in common? All of them have ...

Meet the new head of MOFGA - Press Herald
7/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
Meet the new head of MOFGA    Press Herald When the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association announced that Sarah Alexander would be its new executive director, we wanted to know more.

Sudden change threatens future for longtime Maine dairy farm - Press Herald
7/1/2018 3:00:00 AM
Sudden change threatens future for longtime Maine dairy farm    Press Herald FARMINGTON — Lightning struck the cupola at Sandy River Farms 23 years ago this month, igniting the dairy barn roof and destroying the barn and the house ...

Why ranked-choice voting could come back to bite Democrats in November - Bangor Daily News
5/30/2018 3:00:00 AM
Why ranked-choice voting could come back to bite Democrats in November    Bangor Daily News Good morning from Augusta. We're here today to game out how ranked-choice voting could make a safe Democratic Maine congressional seat interesting in ...

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 This is agriculture, Gerritsen said. It's marginal when things go right, and when you get two crop disasters, you know, it's what happens.. Maine news, sports ...

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 Maine's small family farms and organic growers have concerns that language in the Senate's unreleased version of the 2018 farm bill could create steep ...

Trump budget would kill funds for many programs in Maine - Press Herald
2/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
Trump budget would kill funds for many programs in Maine    Press Herald President Trump released a proposed budget for the next fiscal year Monday that if enacted would have serious consequences across Maine. The sweeping ...

Is Walmart defrauding customers into spending more for “organic” eggs? - The New Food Economy
1/19/2018 3:00:00 AM
Is Walmart defrauding customers into spending more for “organic” eggs?    The New Food Economy A class action lawsuit alleges the retailer and its egg supplier, Cal-Maine, use false advertising.

Fresh greens from Maine hydroponic farms are an unguilty pleasure - Press Herald
11/26/2017 3:00:00 AM
Fresh greens from Maine hydroponic farms are an unguilty pleasure    Press Herald As I write this, I'm anticipating Thanksgiving dinner. Two of them in three days, actually, that I'll be hosting. Two 20-pound heritage birds plus a bacon-wrapped ...

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 Through the Black Bear Food Guild a handful of students are given the reins to University-owned farmland in Old Town where they run an organic vegetable ...

Rep. Chellie Pingree: We Must Act to Protect Integrity of the Certified Organic Label - Civil Eats
6/22/2017 3:00:00 AM
Rep. Chellie Pingree: We Must Act to Protect Integrity of the Certified Organic Label    Civil Eats The Congresswoman and organic farmer from Maine urges the Trump Administration to strengthen oversight and better fund the organic certification process.

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 Tom Chappell built Tom's of Maine into a $100 million business. Now he's trying to create the next great made-in-America fashion company. Which turns out to ...

What you should know about food labeling in Maine - Bangor Daily News
3/8/2017 3:00:00 AM
What you should know about food labeling in Maine    Bangor Daily News Micky Bedell | BDN. *Fresh*, organic, local, all natural ― there are a host of descriptors that food producers use these days to market their products. While some of ...

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 In the yellow-painted music room of their sunlit farmhouse, Johanna Davis and Adam Nordell changed their shoes, pulled out their fiddle and guitar and began ...

How organic farming is growing, if slowly, in New Hampshire - Concord Monitor
1/27/2017 3:00:00 AM
How organic farming is growing, if slowly, in New Hampshire    Concord Monitor Generally speaking, New Hampshire is a little behind the curve when it comes to organic farming.Compared with Vermont and Maine, Granite State organic ...

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 The proliferation of restrictions on pesticides and herbicides used in Maine, where local governments have jurisdiction over such matters, has increased the ...

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 MONROE, Maine — When Tim Devin and Anna Weinberg decided to buy Chase Stream Farm in Monroe, they knew they wanted to produce and sell certified ...

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 VERONA ISLAND, Maine — Eric and Annie Woodbury have an international love story that matches the harvest they're planning at the new East-West Farm on ...

With more varieties and growing demand, seaweed is Maine's crop to watch - Press Herald
12/6/2015 3:00:00 AM
With more varieties and growing demand, seaweed is Maine's crop to watch    Press Herald CLARK COVE, WALPOLE — One farmer wore waders, the other was holding hundreds of 5-week-old seedlings in one hand. Their “tractor” was afloat.

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 Farmer Lucian Smith of the Smith Family Farm in Bar Harbor decided a few years ago to let the certification lapse, and he hasn't looked back .... Maine 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 PENOBSCOT, Maine — The fields of Horsepower Farm in Penobscot were a lush green under a vivid blue sky one recent midsummer morning, and the air was ...

Maine following path to organic dairy farms - Press Herald
6/28/2015 3:00:00 AM
Maine following path to organic dairy farms    Press Herald WHITEFIELD — A national shortage of organic milk – the result of changing American diets – is fueling interest in Maine among dairy processors eager to ...

Potato farmers innovate to find new markets - Mainebiz Daily
5/13/2013 3:00:00 AM
Potato farmers innovate to find new markets    Mainebiz Daily Talking about his new potato planter, Jay LaJoie uses a matter-of-fact tone to describe technology that would have seemed like science fiction to previous ...

Maine organic farming champion dies at 56 - Press Herald
12/9/2012 3:00:00 AM
Maine organic farming champion dies at 56    Press Herald Russell Libby, who for more than 17 years was executive director of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, died Sunday. He was 56. Libby, of ...

MOFGA 40 Years Later: 'Organic farming isn't just for hippies anymore' - Bangor Daily News
9/2/2011 3:00:00 AM
MOFGA 40 Years Later: 'Organic farming isn't just for hippies anymore'    Bangor Daily News UNITY, Maine — Deep in the winter of 1971, University of Maine Cooperative Extension Agent Charlie Gould of Lewiston called together a group of farmers who ...