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A Tribute To The Monarch Butterfly: How to Turn Your Backyard Into a Butterfly Friendly Habitat
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Iconic is the most appropriate word to describe the Monarch butterfly. Most of us have fond childhood memories of the unmistakable orange and black beauty flitting around the blue sky on sunny summer days.

 

Regenerative Agriculture
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Watch and listen as this expert panel discusses the current state of agriculture and conservation in today's world. Moderated by Alex Echols this panel provides insight and information on the current state of agricultural practices.

 

Cattlemen’s Land Trust at the Forefront of Conservation
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Watch and listen to an on-the-ground panel of experts talk about the relationship of how ranchers and conservationists work together provides successful conservation outcomes while keeping working lands working.

 

Understanding Rural Attitudes Toward the Environment and Conservation in America
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Rural Americans matter—a lot—to the fate of U.S. environmental policy. Not only do farmers, ranchers, and forest owners manage huge portions of American lands and watersheds, but rural voters also have an outsized impact on national policy.

 

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

 

Smart Ag

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

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

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

Contact Us

2710 S. Loop Drive

Ames, IA 50010

(515) 599-0346 • info@smart-ag.com

 

Agrilyst Inc.

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

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

Contact Information

Address:

68 Jay St., Suite 201

Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone:

(646) 878-6840

Email:

info@agrilyst.com

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

New Farmers Website

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

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

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

 

National Young Farmers' Coalition

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

 

National FFA Organization

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

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

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

 

Mix My Sprayer for iOS and Android

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

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

 

Local Dirt

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

 

goCrop

Take farming further with goCrop™

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

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

 

Fieldprint Calculator

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

 

 

 

 

Farmland Information Center (FIC)

 

Farm and Dairy Agri-Book

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

 

COMET-FARM™

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

 

Best Tree Finder

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

 

Annie's Project

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

 

Agricultural Marketing Resource Center (AgMRC)

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

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

 

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

 

Beginningfarmers.org

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Conservation Buffers on your Land

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

 

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

 

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

 

Show Beginning Farmer Organizations & Professionals (278)
There are 278 resources serving Washington County in the following categories:
map itMap of Beginning Farmer Organizations & Professionals serving Washington County
Conservation Districts
Maine Association of Conservation Districts
- Portland, ME
Washington County Soil and Water Conservation District
- Machias, ME
Conservation Groups and Associations
Access Fund
- Boulder, CO
ACRE Investment Management, LLC
- The Plains, VA
Agrarian Trust
Ian McSweeney - Director - Weare, NH
AGree
- Washington, DC
American Agri-Women
- Colchester, VT
American Farm Bureau Federation
- Washington, DC
American Forest Foundation
- Washington, DC
American Forests
- Washington, DC
American Friends of Canadian Land Trusts
Sandra Tassel - Program Coordinator - Bellingham, WA
American Hiking Society
- Silver Spring, MD
American Tree Farm System
Paul DeLong - Senior Vice President, ATFS & Conservation - Washington, DC
Appalachian Mountain Club
- Boston, MA
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
- Harpers Ferry, WV
Arbor Day Foundation
- Nebraska City, NE
Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
- Washington, DC
Atlantic Coast Joint Venture
Debra Reynolds - Communication Coordinator - Hadley, MA
Bat Conservation International
- Austin, TX
Bee City USA
An Initiative of the Xerces Society - Portland, OR
Biobased Maine
- Portland, ME
Butterflies and Their People
Dr. Ellen Sharp - Board Member and Project Director - Capulin, 
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - New Brunswick Chapter
Roberta Clowater - Executive Director - Fredericton, NB
Center for Collaborative Conservation
Warner College of Natural Resources - Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO
Center for Large Landscape Conservation
- Bozeman, MT
Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance
- Missoula, MT
CitSci.org
Greg Newman - Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO
Conservation Law Center
Christian Freitag - Director - Bloomington, IN
Conservation Plus
- The Plains, VA
Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC)
- West Lafayette, IN
Continental Dialogue on Non-Native Forests Insects and Diseases
- Sheffield, MA
Ecological Restoration Business Association
- Tysons, VA
EcoResults!
- Flagstaff, AZ
Equine Land Conservation Resource
- Lexington, KY
Farmers For Monarchs
Franklin Holley - Keystone, CO
Forest Stewards Guild
- Santa Fe, NM
Forest Stewardship Council
- Minneapolis, MN
Friends of Maine Seabird Islands
- Rockland, ME
Great Ecology
- San Diego, CA
Green School Alliance
- New York, NY
Hidden Valley Nature Center
Andy Bezon - Forest and Recreation Specialist - Jefferson, ME
Itasca Ladyslipper Farm
Carol Steele - Grand Rapids, MN
Izaak Walton League
- Gaithersburg, MD
John Sanderson
Center for Collaborative Conservation - Director - Fort Collins, CO
Journey North
- Madison, WI
Keeping Maine’s Forests
- Augusta, ME
Lakes Environmental Association
Peter Lowell - Executive Director - Bridgton, ME
Land Conservation and Advocacy Trust
Steve Meltzer - Founder and Executive Director - Framingham, MA
Land For Good
- Keene , NH
Land Trust Alliance
- Washington, DC
Maine Christmas Tree Association
- Easton, ME
Maine Forest Products Council
Roberta Scruggs - Communications Director - Augusta, ME
Maine Huts and Trails
- Kingfield, ME
Maine Lakes Society
Cheryl Perusse Daigle - Executive Director - Belgrade Lakes, ME
Maine Natural Resource Conservation Program
Dawn Hallowell - Maine DEP - Augusta, ME
Maine Rivers
Landis Hudson - Executive Director - Yarmouth, ME
Maine Sporting Camp Association
- Augusta, ME
Maine Sporting Camp Heritage Foundation
John Rust - President - Hampden, ME
Maine TREE Foundation
Henry L. Whittemore - Executive Director - Augusta, ME
Metro Blooms
Becky Rice - Executive Director - Minneapolis, MN
Monarch Butterfly and Pollinators Conservation Fund
- Washington, DC
Monarch Collaborative
Keystone Policy Center - Keystone, CO
Monarch Joint Venture
- St. Paul, MN
Monarch Larva Monitoring Project
- Madison, WI
MultiState Conservation Grant Program
- Washington, DC
National Association of State Foresters
- Washington, DC
National Audubon Society
- New York, NY
National Deer Association
- Bogart, GA
National Family Farm Coaltion
- Washington, DC
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
- Washington, DC
National Forestry Association
Keith A. Argow - President, Director at Large - Vienna, VA
National Grazing Lands Coalition
Monti Golla - National GLC Executive Director - College Station, TX
National Trust for Historic Preservation
- Washington, DC
National Wild Turkey Federation
- Edgefield, SC
National Wildlife Federation
- Reston, VA
Native Plant Trust
- Framingham, MA
Northern Forest Canoe Trail
- Waitsfield, VT
Orianne Society
- Tiger, GA
Parks for Pollinators
National Recreation and Park Association - Ashburn, VA
Partnership for Conservation
- Washington, DC
Pheasants Forever
- St Paul, MN
Pinchot Institute for Conservation
V. Alaric Sample - President - Washington, DC
Pollinator Partnership
- San Francisco, CA
Pollinators Prospering People
Project Monarch Health
- Athens, GA
Quebec-Labrador Foundation
Larry Morris - President - Ipswich, MA
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
- Washington, DC
Robert R Bryan
Forest Synthesis - President/Habitat Conservation Forester - Harpswell, ME
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
Sustainable Monarchs
- North Platte, NE
Terrafirma RRG LLC
- Burlington, VT
Texan by Nature
- Austin, TX
The American Chestnut Foundation
- Asheville, NC
The Climate Trust
- Portland, OR
The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
Lindsay Thomas - Chairman - Washington, DC
The Conservation Fund
- Arlington, VA
The Fund for Wild Nature
- La Canada, CA
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
Unique Places To Save
- Chapel Hill, NC
Upper Thames River Conservation Authority
- London, ON
USA National Phenology Network
- Tucson, AZ
Valleys 2000
Bill Huether - Treasurer - Bowmanville, ON
Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation
- Halifax, VA
Western Monarch Milkweed Mapper
Xerces Society
Wildlife Alliance of Maine
Daryl DeJoy - Executive Director - Bangor, ME
Women, Food & Agriculture Network
- Ames, IA
Cooperative Extension
Cooperative Extension in Washington County
- Machias, ME
Federal and State Tax Incentives and Programs
Current Use Program
- Concord, NH
Current Use Tax Program
- Montpelier, VT
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
Forest Conservation - Property Tax Benefits
Massachusetts Energy & Environmental AffairsMA
Glacial Habitat Restoration Area Program
- Madison, WI
Green Acres tax deferral program
MN
Illinois Tax programs for Tax Reductions
- Springfield, IL
Managed Forest Law
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - Madison, WI
Native Prairie and Wildlife Habitat - Property Tax Benefits
- Des Moines, IA
Native Prairie Tax Exemption Program
Minnesota Department of Natural ResourcesMN
Open Space Conservation - Property Tax Benefits
- Crownsville, MD
Open Space Current Use Program
Maine Revenue Services - Property Tax Division - Augusta, ME
Property Tax Benefits for Maintaining Land Use
Georgia Department of RevenueGA
Reforestation Tax Credit Program
- Oregon Department of Forestry - Salem, OR
Sage Advisors, LLC
- West Chester, PA
Tree Growth Current Use Program
Maine Revenue Services - Property Tax Division - Augusta, ME
Waterfowl Restoration Program
- Cambridge, MD
Working Waterfront Program
Maine Revenue Services - Property Tax Division - Augusta, ME
Government Agencies
Bureau of Land Management
Eastern States State Office - Falls Church, VA
Bureau of Land Management
Nikki Haskett - Office of National Conservation Lands and Community Partnerships - Washington, DC
Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands
- Augusta, ME
Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
- Augusta, ME
Maine Department of Environmental Protection
- Augusta, ME
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
- Augusta, ME
Maine Department of Marine Resources
- Augusta, ME
Maine Historic Preservation Commission
- Augusta, ME
Maine Land Use Planning Commission
- Augusta, ME
Maine NRCS State Office
Matt Walker - State Conservationist - Bangor, ME
Maine State FSA Office
- Bangor, ME
Monarch Conservation Science Partnership
- LA Crosse, WI
National Invasive Species Council
U.S. Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- Washington, DC
National Park Service
- Washington, DC
NRCS National Water Quality Initiative
- Washington, DC
Presque Isle Office
USDA Rural Development - Presque Isle, ME
Smokey Bear - Wildfire Prevention
USDA Forest Service - 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
US Natural Resources Conservation Service
- Washington, DC
USDA Rural Development - Maine Office
- Bangor, ME
Irrigation Suppliers and Contractors
Agri Drain
Charlie Schafer - President - Adair, IA
BountiGel
mOasis Inc - Union City, CA
Maximized Water Management LLC
William (Bill) Fuchs - Owner - Chester, ID
Netafim Drip-Micro Irrigation Products
Netafim USA - Fresno, CA
Pump Monitor
PowWow Energy, Inc. - Sunnyvale, CA
Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Chris Roth - President - Deshler, NE
Tule Evapotranspiration
Tule Technologies Inc - Tom Shapland - Concord, CA
Land Surveyors
Brian P. Taylor
Plisga & Day Land Surveyors - Bangor , ME
Corner Post Land Surveying
- Springvale, ME
Doucet Survey, Inc.
William J. Doucet - Newmarket, NH
Ed Friedman
Point of View Helicopter Services - President / Chief Pilot - Bowdoinham, ME
Mark A. Adams
Sebago Technics, Inc. - President/CEO - South Portland, ME
Steven Michaud, LLS
Doucet Survey, Inc. - Vice President - Newmarket, NH
Rural-Farmer, Rancher, and Fishery Cooperatives
Agri-Mark Inc.
Richard Stammer - President/CEO - Lawrence, MA
Beals and Jonesport Cooperative Inc.
Stephen M. Peabody - General Manager - Jonesport, ME
Downeast Blueberry Cooperative
Francis Reynolds - President - E. Machias, ME
Get Real Get Maine
Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry - Augusta, ME
Maine Potato Growers Inc.
Jennifer Sonntag - CFO - Presque Isle, ME
Organic Valley
- La Farge, WI
Pineland Farms, Inc.
Dale Maschino - New Gloucester, ME
Pleasant River Canning Company
Harold Tyler Jr. - President - Columbia Falls, ME
San Pedro Land & Cattle CO
Chase Currie - CARRIZO SPRINGS, TX
Select Sire Power, Inc.
Norm Vincel - General Manager - Rocky Mount, VA
Slow Money Maine
Avery Larned - Administrative Assistant - York Harbor, ME
Winter Harbor Lobster Cooperative
Douglas Torrey - President - Winter Harbor, ME
Small Farm Resources
Beginning Farmer Resource Network of Maine
Tori Jackson - Chair - Lisbon Falls, ME
Calvin A. Luther
Penobscot Evergreens - Bucksport, ME
Dirt Capital Partners
Jacob Israelow - Founder & Managing Director - Hudson, NY
Keep Local Farms Fund
- Boston, MA
Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA)
- Unity, ME
Michael Splane
- Agent - Damariscotta, ME
Millstone Farm
- Wilton, CT
New England Small Farm Institute
- Belchertown, MA
Northeast Farm Access, LLC
Bob Bernstein - Managing Director - Keene, NH
Rick Chase
Chase Farms - Owner - Wells, ME
Slow Money Maine
Avery Larned - Administrative Assistant - York Harbor, ME
Thomas DeCoste
Foxgreen Farm - Owner - Seboeis Plantation, ME
WoodPrairie Farm
Jim & Megan Gerritsen - Bridgewater, ME
State Funding / Technical Resources
Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership
Dr. Lisa Havel - Coordinator - Arlington, VA
Beginning Farmer Resource Network of Maine
Tori Jackson - Chair - Lisbon Falls, ME
Kent Nelson
Maine Forest Service - Fire Prevention Specialist/Firewise State Liaison - Augusta, ME
Land for Maine's Future
- Augusta, ME
Maine Coastal Program
Department of Marine Resources - Augusta, ME
Maine Farmland Protection Program
- 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
Northeast Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
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
Sunrise Food Infrastructure Initiative
Asher Woodworth - Michias, ME
Whitewater to Bluewater Project
Lisa Havel - Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership Coordinator - Arlington, VA
Woods Wise Incentives to Stewardship Enhancement
- Augusta, ME
USDA - FSA Programs
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Biomass Crop Assistance Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Conservation Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Forest Restoration Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Operating Loans & Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
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 - Washington, DC
Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers- Maine
Don Todd - State Executive Director - USDA Farm Service Agency - Bangor, ME
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
Transition Incentives Program (TIP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
USDA - NRCS Programs
Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA)
- Washington, DC
Anita Blakeman
Woodland Care Forest Management - Licensed Forester, NH and Maine - North Sutton, NH
Big Flats Plant Materials Center
Shawnna Clark - PMC Manager - Corning, NY
Conservation Innovation Grants
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service GeorgiaGA
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)
- Washington, DC
Conservation Security Program
Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA)
NRCS
Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP)
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
USDA NRCS
EQIP Organic Initiative
Lindsay Haines - EQIP Specialist for Organic
Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP)- REPEALED
Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc.
- Tampa, FL
Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) REPEALED
Healthy Forest Reserve Program
Natural Resources Conservation Service - Washington, DC
Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP)
USDA NRCS
Kentucky Conservation Stewardship Program
KY
Longleaf Pine Initiative
NRCS - Washington, DC
Maine Conservation Stewardship Program
Bill Yamartino - State CSP ContactME
Maine Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Susan Arrants - USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service - Bangor, ME
NRCS National Water Quality Initiative
- Washington, DC
Regional Conservation Partnership Program
- Washington, DC
Small scale solutions for your farm
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentives Program (VPA-HIP)
NRCS
Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program (WREP)
Lisa McCauley - Program Manager - Washington, DC
Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP)- REPEALED
- Washington, DC
Working Lands for Wildlife
Tim Griffiths - Bozeman, MT
USDA Programs - Other
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program
Denis Ebodaghe - National Program Leader - Division of Agricultural Systems - Kansas City, MO
Farm Labor Housing Loans and Grants
USDA Rural Development
Farmers Market Promotion Program
USDA Agricultural Marketing Service - Washington, DC
Food Linc
Jim Barham - USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
Local Food Promotion Program
Nicole Nelson Miller - LFPP Program Manager - Washington, DC
Rural Development Loan Programs
USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program
- Washington, DC
The Advanced Biofuel Payment Program
Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA - Washington, DC
The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)
USDA Rural Development - Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Guaranteed Loans & Grants - Washington, DC
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development

 Farm Best Management Practices

   
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Regenerative Agriculture
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Watch and listen as this expert panel discusses the current state of agriculture and conservation in today's world. Moderated by Alex Echols this panel provides insight and information on the current state of agricultural practices.

 

Cattlemen’s Land Trust at the Forefront of Conservation
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Watch and listen to an on-the-ground panel of experts talk about the relationship of how ranchers and conservationists work together provides successful conservation outcomes while keeping working lands working.

 

Agrilyst Inc.

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

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

Contact Information

Address:

68 Jay St., Suite 201

Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone:

(646) 878-6840

Email:

info@agrilyst.com

 

Mix My Sprayer for iOS and Android

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

AgroClimate

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Managing Manure Nutrients at Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs)

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 Farm Income Opportunities

   
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Maine Food Atlas

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

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

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

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

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

 

Local Dirt

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

 

Harvest To Hand

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

 

Grassroots Guide to Federal Farm and Food Programs

 

AgProfit™

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

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

View the AgProfit™ presentation

UPDATE:

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Farmer’s Markets

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Rural Bounty

Explore North America's Rural Bounty

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

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

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

 

 

Show Farm Income Opportunities Organizations & Professionals (391)
There are 391 resources serving Washington County in the following categories:
map itMap of Farm Income Opportunities Organizations & Professionals serving Washington County
Agritourism
Alden Longfellow's Greenhouses
- Farmingdale, ME
Amber Lambke
Maine Grains - Skowhegan, ME
Applecrest Farm
- Hampton Falls, NH
Downeast Blueberry Cooperative
Francis Reynolds - President - E. Machias, ME
Get Real Get Maine
Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry - Augusta, ME
Globo Surf
David Hamburg - Founder - San Diego, CA
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
- Cottonwood Heights, UT
Bradley Raffle
Conservation Capital - CEO - Eugene, OR
Climate Action Reserve
- Los Angeles, CA
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
William Coleman - Co-Founder & CEO - Redwood City, CA
Ecological Restoration Business Association
- Tysons, VA
Ecosystem Marketplace
- Washington, DC
Ecosystem Services Market Consortium
Debbie Reed - Executive Director - Falls Church, VA
EP Carbon
- Berkeley, CA
Forest Carbon Fund
- Berkeley, CA
Forest Carbon Works
- Berkeley, CA
Forest Trends
- Washington, DC
Grassroots Carbon
- San Antonio, TX
Green Assets, Inc
- Wilmington, NC
Indigo Ag
- Boston, MA
Soil Value Exchange, PBLLC
- Houston, TX
TerraCarbon LLC
- Peoria, IL
Unique Places Conservation
Michael Scisco - Conservation & Mitigation Specialist - Albuquerque, NM
Conservation Districts
Maine Association of Conservation Districts
- Portland, ME
Washington County Soil and Water Conservation District
- Machias, ME
Cooperative Extension
Cooperative Extension in Washington County
- Machias, 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 - Ecological Services Program - Falls Church, VA
Candidate Conservation Program
US Fish and Wildlife Service - Falls Church, VA
Fish Passage Program - Northeast Region
- Hadley, MA
Gulf of Maine Coastal Program
Christopher Meaney - Northeast Region Program Manager - Falmouth, ME
Habitat Conservation Plans
US Fish and Wildlife Service - Falls Church, VA
Landowner Incentive Program
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
MultiState Conservation Grant Program
- Washington, DC
National Fish Passage Program
- 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  - East Orland, ME
Safe Harbor Agreements
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Coastal Program
Samantha Brooke - Coastal Program Team Lead - Falls Church, VA
Working Lands for Wildlife
Tim Griffiths - Bozeman, MT
Ecotourism
Aroostook State Park
- Presque Isle, ME
Baxter State Park Authority
- Millinocket, ME
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
- Boothbay, ME
Cobscook Bay State Park
- Edmunds Twp, ME
Freeport Wild Bird Supply
Jeannette and Derek Lovitch - Owners - Freeport, ME
Libby Sporting Camps
Matt & Ellen Libby - Ashland, ME
Lupine Farm
- Vassalboro, ME
Maine Huts and Trails
- Kingfield, ME
McLaughlin Garden & Homestead
- South Paris, ME
New England Outdoor Center
Matt Polstein - Owner - Millinocket, ME
Quoddy Head State Park
- Lubec, ME
Roque Bluffs State Park
- Roque Bluffs, ME
Shackford Head State Park
Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands - Edmunds Township, ME
The Bradford Camps
Igor and Karen Sikorsky - Ashland, ME
Turner Farm & Nebo Lodge Island Inn & Restaurant
Hannah Pingree - North Haven, ME
White Mountain National Forest
- Campton, NH
Farm Ranch And Forest Retailers
Cobacha, LLC
Kurt Oriol - Director - New York, NY
CoBank
Robert B. Engel - Chief Executive Officer - Greenwood Village, CO
Dow AgroSciences LLC
- Indianapolis, IN
Fay Ranches
Forest Safety Products
Forest Safety Products - Van Hornesville, NY
Go Native Tree Farm
John Rosenfeld - Owner - Lancaster, PA
Mark Rabon
Integrated Forest Management Inc - President - Turner , ME
MooseWood Millworks
Keith Ressler - Manager - Ashland, ME
Pineland Farms, Inc.
Dale Maschino - New Gloucester, ME
Richard Theriault
Mountain View Drifter Lodge & Outfitters - Professional Maine Guide - Millinocket, ME
Robert C. Crane
Woodland Management Service - Consulting Forester - Stevens Point, WI
San Pedro Land & Cattle CO
Chase Currie - CARRIZO SPRINGS, TX
Food Hubs and Farmers Markets
Amber Lambke
Maine Grains - Skowhegan, ME
Applecrest Farm
- Hampton Falls, NH
Broken Acres Farm at Augusta Farmers Market CSA
Teresa Johnston - Jefferson, ME
Calais - Sunrise County Farmers Market
- Calais, ME
Eastport Market Day
- Eastport, ME
Harrington Farmers Market
- Harrington, ME
Jonesport Farmers Market
- Jonesport, ME
Lubec Farmers Market
- Lubec, ME
Machias Valley Farmers Market
- Machias, ME
Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets
Leigh Hallett - Executive Director - Pittsfield, ME
Milbridge Farmers Market
- Milbridge, ME
Princeton Farmers Market
- Princeton, ME
Sunrise County Calais Farmers Market
- Eastport, 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
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Portland, OR
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 Innovation Grants
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service GeorgiaGA
Conservation Partners Program
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Bloomington, MN
Conservation Partners Program
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Eric Forward - Washington, DC
Cooperative Watershed Management Program
Bureau of Reclamation Office of Program & Policy Services - Denver, CO
Dirt Capital Partners
Jacob Israelow - Founder & Managing Director - Hudson, NY
Down Payment Loan Program
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition - Washington, DC
FACT's Fund-a-Farmer Grants
Food Animal Concerns Trust - Chicago, IL
Farm Operating Loans & Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Farmable Wetlands Program (FWP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farmers Market Promotion Program
USDA Agricultural Marketing Service - 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
Keep Local Farms Fund
- Boston, MA
Local Food Promotion Program
Nicole Nelson Miller - LFPP Program Manager - Washington, DC
Maine Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Program
Ellen Mallory, Maine Coordinator - Univ. of Maine Cooperative Extension - Orono, ME
Margo Heekin
- Land Trust Consultant - Fort Bragg, CA
Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas (MCFA)
Yasuyuki Sugiura - President - New York, NY
Monarch Butterfly and Pollinators Conservation Fund
- Washington, DC
Monarch Butterfly Fund
National Wildlife Refuge Friends
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Washington, DC
No Small Potatoes Investment Club
Sally Madore - York Harbor, ME
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
Organic Farming Research Foundation
- Santa Cruz, CA
Perennial Fund
- Boulder, CO
SFI Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program
Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. - Washington, DC
The Conservation Alliance
John Sterling - Executive Director - Bend, OR
The FruitGuys Community Fund
Chris Mittelstaedt - Founder and Project Director - South San Francisco, CA
The Fund for Wild Nature
- La Canada, CA
The Summerlee Foundation
Lynne Starnes - Director of Administration - Dallas, TX
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentives Program (VPA-HIP)
NRCS
Small Farm Resources
Beginning Farmer Resource Network of Maine
Tori Jackson - Chair - Lisbon Falls, ME
Calvin A. Luther
Penobscot Evergreens - Bucksport, ME
Dirt Capital Partners
Jacob Israelow - Founder & Managing Director - Hudson, NY
Keep Local Farms Fund
- Boston, MA
Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA)
- Unity, ME
Michael Splane
- Agent - Damariscotta, ME
Millstone Farm
- Wilton, CT
New England Small Farm Institute
- Belchertown, MA
Northeast Farm Access, LLC
Bob Bernstein - Managing Director - Keene, NH
Rick Chase
Chase Farms - Owner - Wells, ME
Slow Money Maine
Avery Larned - Administrative Assistant - York Harbor, ME
Thomas DeCoste
Foxgreen Farm - Owner - Seboeis Plantation, ME
WoodPrairie Farm
Jim & Megan Gerritsen - Bridgewater, ME
State Funding / Technical Resources
Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership
Dr. Lisa Havel - Coordinator - Arlington, VA
Beginning Farmer Resource Network of Maine
Tori Jackson - Chair - Lisbon Falls, ME
Kent Nelson
Maine Forest Service - Fire Prevention Specialist/Firewise State Liaison - Augusta, ME
Land for Maine's Future
- Augusta, ME
Maine Coastal Program
Department of Marine Resources - Augusta, ME
Maine Farmland Protection Program
- 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
Northeast Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
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
Sunrise Food Infrastructure Initiative
Asher Woodworth - Michias, ME
Whitewater to Bluewater Project
Lisa Havel - Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership Coordinator - Arlington, VA
Woods Wise Incentives to Stewardship Enhancement
- 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
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 or Jonathan Ellsworth - Brooklin, ME
Cobscook Bay Resource Center
Will Hopkins - Eastport, ME
Counterpoint Farm
Leslie & Ben Geissinger - Jay, ME
County Fair Farm
Sue Williamson - Jefferson, ME
Crystal Spring Community Farm
Seth Kroeck or Maura Bannon - Brunswick, ME
Cultivating Community
Craig Lapine - Executive Director - Portland, ME
Dandelion Spring Farm
Beth Schiller - Newcastle, ME
Darthia Farm
Bill & Cynthia Thayer - Gouldsboro, ME
David's Folly Farm
Greg, Meg & Aubrey - Brooksville, ME
DeerWood Farm & Gardens
Beverly and Brian Hendricks - Waterford, ME
Deri Farm
Justin Deri - N. Yarmouth, ME
Dig Deep Farm
Dalziel Lewis - Richmond, ME
Dragonfly Cove Farm
- Dresden, ME
Fail Better Farm
Clayton Carter - Etna, ME
Fairwinds Farm
Pete & Cathy Karonis - Topsham, ME
Fare Share Farm
Albert E Small III or Lauri Ackley - Canton, ME
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
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
Home Grown Farm
Cynthia Rosen - Washington, ME
Hoof 'n Paw Farm
Bob Basile & Karla Bock - New Sharon, ME
Hope’s Edge Farm & CSA
Tom Griffin - Hope, ME
Island Farm
Jim & Ellen James - Avon, ME
Jordan's Farm
Penny Jordan - Cape Elizabeth, ME
Juniper Edge Farm
Jeanne E. Johnson - Brunswick, ME
Keep Local Farms Fund
- Boston, MA
Kelley Farm and Greenhouse
Chris Kelley - Monmouth, ME
King Hill Farm
Paul Schultz - Penobscot, ME
Lalibela Farm
Jaime & Andrew Berhanu - Dresden, ME
Laughing Stock Farm
Lisa Turner - Freeport, ME
Life Force Farm
Ben Dearnley - Bowdoinham, ME
Little Ridge Farm
Keena Tracy - Lisbon Falls, ME
Little River Flower Farm
Nancy & Bruce Stedman - Buxton, ME
Living Land Farm
Mark Allen Jr - Winterport, ME
LolliePapa Farm
Don & Jeanette Baldridge - West Paris, ME
Lone Moose Farm
R.D. “Moose” Sibley - Carroll Plantation, ME
Long Meadow Farm
Denis Thoet - West Gardiner, ME
Longmeadows Farm
Xandy Brown - Benton, ME
Lupine Farm
- Vassalboro, ME
MacLeod Farm
- New Sweden, ME
Maine Christmas Tree Association
- Easton, ME
Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA)
- Unity, ME
Maine Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Program
Ellen Mallory, Maine Coordinator - Univ. of Maine Cooperative Extension - Orono, ME
Mandala Farm
Sara Faull - Gouldsboro, ME
Many Hands Farm
- Thorndike, ME
Maple Ridge Farm and Fishery
Tracy Ames - Sabattus, ME
Maple Springs Farm
Mark Heidmann - Harrison, ME
Marble Family Farms
Andrew Marble - Farmington, ME
Mary’s Gardens
Mary Gaeta and Joe Varricchio - Pittsfield, ME
Meadowood Farm
Donald Beckwith & Bruce Hincks - Yarmouth, ME
Meadowsweet Farm
Paula & Sumner Roberts - Swanville, ME
Meservey Farms
Corrine Meservey - Buxton, ME
Milkweed Farm
Michael and Lucretia Woodruff - Brunswick, ME
Milky Way Organic Farm and Farm Stand
Joan Gibson Call - Levant, ME
Millstone Farm
- Wilton, CT
Moodytown Gardens
Johanna Burdet - Palmyra, ME
Moondance Gardens
Rae Avery - South Berwick, ME
Morgan Hill Farm
Dan McClure - New Gloucester, ME
Morning Dew Farm
Brendan McQuillen or Brady Hatch - Newcastle, ME
Mysty Mountain Farm
Bill Whitman - Turner, ME
Nature’s Circle Farm
- Houlton, ME
Nettie Fox Farm
Molly Crouse - Newburgh, ME
New American Sustainable Agriculture Program (NASAP)
Craig Lapine - Executive Director - Portland, ME
New Beat Farm
Adrienne Lee & Ken Lamson - Knox, ME
New Day Farm
Jenny & Cody Tibbetts - Jackson, ME
Newforest Institute
David Wessels - Brooks, ME
Nezinscot Farm
Greg or Gloria Varney - Turner, ME
No View Farm, Bakery & Greenhouse
Annette Marin - Rumford, ME
Northern Girl, LLC
- Limestone, ME
Out on a Limb Apple CSA
John Bunker - Palermo, ME
Pagett Farm
Pam Page & Don Barrett - Palermo, ME
Parker Produce
Ryan Parker - East Newport, ME
Peaceful Harbor Farm
Carla Harris - Vinalhaven, ME
Phoenix Farm
Nancy Chandler - Monmouth, ME
Pine Tree Poultry
- New Sharon, ME
Pleasant Valley Acres
Gene Weir - Cumberland Ctr, ME
Poland Family Farm LLC.
Kevin and Ginny Poland - Brooklin, ME
Porter Hill Farm
Burt & Nancy Knapp - Farmington, ME
Post Family Farm
Sarah King - St. Albans, ME
Proud Peasant Farm
MOFGA Farmers in Residence: - Unity, ME
Redbird Farm
Sheila & Phil Chretien - Harrington, ME
Ripley Farm
Gene & Mary Margaret Ripley - Dover-Foxcroft, ME
Roy's Family Farm
Jessica Roy - Rumford, ME
Seacolors
Nan Kennedy - Washington, ME
Shalom Orchard & Winery
Charlotte Young - Franklin, ME
Skyview Family Farm
Scott King & Jennifer Gunderman-King - Montville, ME
Small Wonder Organics, LLC
Sarah Trask Peter Engler - Bowdoinham, ME
Smith's Log Smokehouse
Andy & Libby Smith - Monroe, ME
Snafu Acres Dairy Farm
Ivan and Nancy Smith - Monmouth, ME
Snakeroot Organic Farm
Tom Roberts or Lois Labbe - Pittsfield, ME
Snell Family Farm
Ramona Snell - Buxton , ME
Sound Pine Farm: Free-Choice Vegetable CSA
Alessia McCobb & Virginia Winkler - Brunswick, ME
South Paw Farm
Meg Liebman - Freedom, ME
Spear's Vegetable Farm
Bob & Janet Spear - Nobleboro, ME
Spiller Farm
Anna & Bill Spiller - Wells, ME
Squire Tarbox Farm
Kyle DePietro & Angela Trombley - Westport, ME
Star Root Farm
Kyle Doerr - Hancock, ME
Stokdijk Farm & Greenhouse
Tim & Kimberly Stokdijk - New Sweden, ME
Stonecipher Farm
Ian and Tabitha Jerolmack - Bowdoinham, ME
Stormy Hill Farm
943 Belfast Rd. - Knox, ME
Stutzman's Farm Stand & Bakery
Sid & Rainie Stutzman - Sangerville, ME
Summit Springs Farm
John Sayles & Sonya Theriault - Poland, ME
Sweet Willow Farm
Cynthia Millar - Washington, ME
Terra Optima Farm
Cheryl Denz - Appleton, ME
The Farmetta Farm
Rose Rapp - Morrill, ME
Thomas DeCoste
Foxgreen Farm - Owner - Seboeis Plantation, ME
Tide Mill Organic Farm
Carly DelSignore - Edmunds, ME
Tom’s Veggie Club
Tom Stevenson - Leeds, ME
Treble Ridge Farm
Alice or Rufus Percy - Whitefield, ME
Turner Farm & Nebo Lodge Island Inn & Restaurant
Hannah Pingree - North Haven, ME
Two Coves Farm
Joseph Grady - Harpswell, ME
Two Sisters Farm
Craig Collins - Woolwich, ME
Two Toad Farm
Jordan Pike - Lebanon, ME
Valley Garden Produce
Mary O’Donnell - Canaan, ME
Valley View Farm
Kathy Shaw - Auburn, ME
Village Green Organic Produce
Joyce Benson - Troy, ME
Villageside Farm
Prentice Grassi & Polly Shyka - Freedom, ME
Vine and Branch Farm
Mark & Linda McBrine - Bangor, ME
Watershed Farm
Jason or Jen Glick - Montville, ME
Wealden Farm
John Schwenk - Freeport, ME
Webb Family Farm
Katie Webb - Pittston, ME
Weskeag Farms
Larry or Georgene Arbour - Thomaston, ME
Whispering Winds Farm
Mark or Paula Stotts - Mechanic Falls, ME
Whole Earth Farm
- Presque Isle, ME
Wholesome Holmstead
Karen Trenholm - Winthrop, ME
Willow Pond Farm
Jill Agnew - Sabattus, ME
Winterberry Farm
Mary Perry - Belgrade, ME
WinterGreen Herbs & Vegetables
- Winslow, ME
Wolf Pine Farm
Amy Sprague - Alfred, ME
Wood's Edge Farm
Kim Patnode - Albany Twp, ME
USDA - FSA Programs
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Biomass Crop Assistance Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Conservation Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Forest Restoration Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Operating Loans & Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
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 - Washington, DC
Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers- Maine
Don Todd - State Executive Director - USDA Farm Service Agency - Bangor, ME
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
Transition Incentives Program (TIP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
USDA - NRCS Programs
Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA)
- Washington, DC
Anita Blakeman
Woodland Care Forest Management - Licensed Forester, NH and Maine - North Sutton, NH
Big Flats Plant Materials Center
Shawnna Clark - PMC Manager - Corning, NY
Conservation Innovation Grants
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service GeorgiaGA
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)
- Washington, DC
Conservation Security Program
Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA)
NRCS
Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP)
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
USDA NRCS
EQIP Organic Initiative
Lindsay Haines - EQIP Specialist for Organic
Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP)- REPEALED
Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc.
- Tampa, FL
Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) REPEALED
Healthy Forest Reserve Program
Natural Resources Conservation Service - Washington, DC
Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP)
USDA NRCS
Kentucky Conservation Stewardship Program
KY
Longleaf Pine Initiative
NRCS - Washington, DC
Maine Conservation Stewardship Program
Bill Yamartino - State CSP ContactME
Maine Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Susan Arrants - USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service - Bangor, ME
NRCS National Water Quality Initiative
- Washington, DC
Regional Conservation Partnership Program
- Washington, DC
Small scale solutions for your farm
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentives Program (VPA-HIP)
NRCS
Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program (WREP)
Lisa McCauley - Program Manager - Washington, DC
Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP)- REPEALED
- Washington, DC
Working Lands for Wildlife
Tim Griffiths - Bozeman, MT
USDA Programs - Other
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program
Denis Ebodaghe - National Program Leader - Division of Agricultural Systems - Kansas City, MO
Farm Labor Housing Loans and Grants
USDA Rural Development
Farmers Market Promotion Program
USDA Agricultural Marketing Service - Washington, DC
Food Linc
Jim Barham - USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
Local Food Promotion Program
Nicole Nelson Miller - LFPP Program Manager - Washington, DC
Rural Development Loan Programs
USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program
- Washington, DC
The Advanced Biofuel Payment Program
Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA - Washington, DC
The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)
USDA Rural Development - Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Guaranteed Loans & Grants - Washington, DC
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development

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Understanding Rural Attitudes Toward the Environment and Conservation in America
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Rural Americans matter—a lot—to the fate of U.S. environmental policy. Not only do farmers, ranchers, and forest owners manage huge portions of American lands and watersheds, but rural voters also have an outsized impact on national policy.

 

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

 

Smart Ag

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

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

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

Contact Us

2710 S. Loop Drive

Ames, IA 50010

(515) 599-0346 • info@smart-ag.com

 

Agrilyst Inc.

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

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

Contact Information

Address:

68 Jay St., Suite 201

Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone:

(646) 878-6840

Email:

info@agrilyst.com

 

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

 

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

 

Mix My Sprayer for iOS and Android

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

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

 

Maine Food Atlas

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

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

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

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

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

 

Forage Information System

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

 

Geospatial Data Gateway

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

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

 

Greenbook Plant Protection Product Search

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

 

goCrop

Take farming further with goCrop™

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

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

 

Fieldprint Calculator

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

 

 

 

 

Farmland Information Center (FIC)

 

Farm and Dairy Agri-Book

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Annie's Project

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

 

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

 

Cover Crop Economics Tool

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

Download: Cover Crop Economics Tool

 

Pioneer® Field360™

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

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

UPDATE:

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

 

AgBizEnvironment™

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

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

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

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

 

AgLease™

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

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

UPDATE:

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

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

View the AgLease™ Presentation

 

AgFinance™

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

UPDATE:

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

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

 

AgProfit™

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

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

View the AgProfit™ presentation

UPDATE:

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

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

 

AgroClimate

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Farmer's Tax Guide
By:

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 (208)
There are 208 resources serving Washington County in the following categories:
map itMap of Farm Resources Organizations & Professionals serving Washington County
Conservation Districts
Maine Association of Conservation Districts
- Portland, ME
Washington County Soil and Water Conservation District
- Machias, ME
Cooperative Extension
Cooperative Extension in Washington County
- Machias, 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
Livestock Water Recycling
- Calgary, AB
On Target Spray Systems
Progressive Grower Technologies, Inc. - Mt. Angel, OR
Farm Ranch And Forest Retailers
Cobacha, LLC
Kurt Oriol - Director - New York, NY
CoBank
Robert B. Engel - Chief Executive Officer - Greenwood Village, CO
Dow AgroSciences LLC
- Indianapolis, IN
Fay Ranches
Forest Safety Products
Forest Safety Products - Van Hornesville, NY
Go Native Tree Farm
John Rosenfeld - Owner - Lancaster, PA
Mark Rabon
Integrated Forest Management Inc - President - Turner , ME
MooseWood Millworks
Keith Ressler - Manager - Ashland, ME
Pineland Farms, Inc.
Dale Maschino - New Gloucester, ME
Richard Theriault
Mountain View Drifter Lodge & Outfitters - Professional Maine Guide - Millinocket, ME
Robert C. Crane
Woodland Management Service - Consulting Forester - Stevens Point, WI
San Pedro Land & Cattle CO
Chase Currie - CARRIZO SPRINGS, TX
Federal and State Tax Incentives and Programs
Current Use Program
- Concord, NH
Current Use Tax Program
- Montpelier, VT
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
Forest Conservation - Property Tax Benefits
Massachusetts Energy & Environmental AffairsMA
Glacial Habitat Restoration Area Program
- Madison, WI
Green Acres tax deferral program
MN
Illinois Tax programs for Tax Reductions
- Springfield, IL
Managed Forest Law
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - Madison, WI
Native Prairie and Wildlife Habitat - Property Tax Benefits
- Des Moines, IA
Native Prairie Tax Exemption Program
Minnesota Department of Natural ResourcesMN
Open Space Conservation - Property Tax Benefits
- Crownsville, MD
Open Space Current Use Program
Maine Revenue Services - Property Tax Division - Augusta, ME
Property Tax Benefits for Maintaining Land Use
Georgia Department of RevenueGA
Reforestation Tax Credit Program
- Oregon Department of Forestry - Salem, OR
Sage Advisors, LLC
- West Chester, PA
Tree Growth Current Use Program
Maine Revenue Services - Property Tax Division - Augusta, ME
Waterfowl Restoration Program
- Cambridge, MD
Working Waterfront Program
Maine Revenue Services - Property Tax Division - Augusta, ME
Federal Incentives
Farm Operating Loans & Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Farmable Wetlands Program (FWP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farmers Market Promotion Program
USDA Agricultural Marketing Service - Washington, DC
Livestock Indemnity Program
USDA FSA
Local Food Promotion Program
Nicole Nelson Miller - LFPP Program Manager - Washington, DC
Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
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
Flycatcher LLC
- Yarmouth, ME
Forest Land Improvement
Timothy R. Nolin - Forester - Ossipee, NH
Jeff Littleton
Moosewood Ecological - Chesterfield, NH
Mark Rabon
Integrated Forest Management Inc - President - Turner , ME
Mike Howie
American Forest Management - Forester - Ellsworth, ME
Steven Michaud, LLS
Doucet Survey, Inc. - Vice President - Newmarket, NH
Susan Bickford
Wells Reserve GIS Service Center - GIS Specialist - Wells, ME
Mediators
Design Workshop
Anna Laybourn - Principal - Aspen, CO
Resource Analytical & Management Group, LLC
Billy K. Lemons - President & Principal Consultant - Nacogdoches, TX
Riparian and Wetlands Specialists
Boyle Associates
James Boyle - President - Gorham, ME
Forest Land Improvement
Timothy R. Nolin - Forester - Ossipee, NH
Jeff Littleton
Moosewood Ecological - Chesterfield, NH
Jennifer Jespersen
Ecological Instincts - Sr. Scientist - Manchester, ME
Jonathan Milne
- Environmental Consultant - Sidney, ME
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
- Augusta, ME
Merlin Benner
Wildlife Specialists, LLC - President - Wellsboro, PA
Seed / Seedling Suppliers
Applewood Seed Company
- Arvada, CO
Big Flats Plant Materials Center
Shawnna Clark - PMC Manager - Corning, NY
Buy Rare Seeds
- San Francisco, CA
Conservation Blueprint
Peter Berthelsen - President - St. Paul, NE
Davids Nursery, LLC
David Tankard - Exmore, VA
Elberta Forest Tree Nursery
Rayonier Inc. - Elberta, AL
Gingerbread Farm Perennials
- Wayne, ME
Heritage Flower Farm
- Mukwonago, WI
Itasca Ladyslipper Farm
Carol Steele - Grand Rapids, MN
Johnny's Selected Seeds
- Winslow, ME
Joyful Butterfly
- Blackstock, SC
Lancaster Farms, Inc.
- Suffolk, VA
McKay Nursery Company
- Waterloo, WI
Mobjack Nurseries, Inc.
- Foster, VA
Natural Communities Native Plants
- Batavia, IL
Spring Hill Nurseries
- Harrison, OH
The Right Seed
- Hooper, NE
Wild Seed Project
- Portland, ME
Wildflower Farm
- Coldwater, ON
WoodPrairie Farm
Jim & Megan Gerritsen - Bridgewater, ME
Soil / Water Testing Labs
Cobscook Bay Resource Center
Will Hopkins - Eastport, ME
DBSA Soil Testing & Research Laboratory
Joleen Hines - Laboratory Manager - Albuquerque, NM
Perry Agricultural Laboratory
- Bowling Green, MO
Resource Analytical & Management Group, LLC
Billy K. Lemons - President & Principal Consultant - Nacogdoches, TX
TPS Lab - Your Crop's Dieticians
- Edinburg, TX
State Funding / Technical Resources
Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership
Dr. Lisa Havel - Coordinator - Arlington, VA
Beginning Farmer Resource Network of Maine
Tori Jackson - Chair - Lisbon Falls, ME
Kent Nelson
Maine Forest Service - Fire Prevention Specialist/Firewise State Liaison - Augusta, ME
Land for Maine's Future
- Augusta, ME
Maine Coastal Program
Department of Marine Resources - Augusta, ME
Maine Farmland Protection Program
- 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
Northeast Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
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
Sunrise Food Infrastructure Initiative
Asher Woodworth - Michias, ME
Whitewater to Bluewater Project
Lisa Havel - Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership Coordinator - Arlington, VA
Woods Wise Incentives to Stewardship Enhancement
- Augusta, ME
USDA - FSA Programs
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Biomass Crop Assistance Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Conservation Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Forest Restoration Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Operating Loans & Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
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 - Washington, DC
Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers- Maine
Don Todd - State Executive Director - USDA Farm Service Agency - Bangor, ME
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
Transition Incentives Program (TIP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
USDA - NRCS Programs
Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA)
- Washington, DC
Anita Blakeman
Woodland Care Forest Management - Licensed Forester, NH and Maine - North Sutton, NH
Big Flats Plant Materials Center
Shawnna Clark - PMC Manager - Corning, NY
Conservation Innovation Grants
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service GeorgiaGA
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)
- Washington, DC
Conservation Security Program
Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA)
NRCS
Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP)
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
USDA NRCS
EQIP Organic Initiative
Lindsay Haines - EQIP Specialist for Organic
Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP)- REPEALED
Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc.
- Tampa, FL
Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) REPEALED
Healthy Forest Reserve Program
Natural Resources Conservation Service - Washington, DC
Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP)
USDA NRCS
Kentucky Conservation Stewardship Program
KY
Longleaf Pine Initiative
NRCS - Washington, DC
Maine Conservation Stewardship Program
Bill Yamartino - State CSP ContactME
Maine Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Susan Arrants - USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service - Bangor, ME
NRCS National Water Quality Initiative
- Washington, DC
Regional Conservation Partnership Program
- Washington, DC
Small scale solutions for your farm
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentives Program (VPA-HIP)
NRCS
Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program (WREP)
Lisa McCauley - Program Manager - Washington, DC
Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP)- REPEALED
- Washington, DC
Working Lands for Wildlife
Tim Griffiths - Bozeman, MT
USDA Programs - Other
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program
Denis Ebodaghe - National Program Leader - Division of Agricultural Systems - Kansas City, MO
Farm Labor Housing Loans and Grants
USDA Rural Development
Farmers Market Promotion Program
USDA Agricultural Marketing Service - Washington, DC
Food Linc
Jim Barham - USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
Local Food Promotion Program
Nicole Nelson Miller - LFPP Program Manager - Washington, DC
Rural Development Loan Programs
USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program
- Washington, DC
The Advanced Biofuel Payment Program
Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA - Washington, DC
The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)
USDA Rural Development - Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Guaranteed Loans & Grants - Washington, DC
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development
Veterinarians - Large Animal
Katrina Glaude, DVM
Heartwood Equine - Veterinary Dental Services - Hampden, ME
Kelsey Hilton
Annabessacook Veterinary Clinic - VMD - Monmouth, ME
Madgi Niedermeyer
Annabessacook Veterinary Clinic - DVM - Monmouth, ME
Meghan Flanagan
Annabessacook Veterinary Clinic - DVM - Monmouth, ME
Paula Benner
Lupine Valley Equine Veterinary Services - Washington, ME
William Newcomb
Little River Veterinary Clinic - Perry, ME
Veterinarians - Small Animal
Barbara Jensen
Milbridge Vet Clinic - Milbridge, ME
David Cobb
Sunrise County Veterinary Clinic - East Machias, ME
Dr. Alia Houser
Brewer Veterinary Clinic - DVM - Brewer, ME
Erin Church
Little River Veterinary Clinic - Perry, ME
Kelsey Hilton
Annabessacook Veterinary Clinic - VMD - Monmouth, ME
Madgi Niedermeyer
Annabessacook Veterinary Clinic - DVM - Monmouth, ME
Meghan Flanagan
Annabessacook Veterinary Clinic - DVM - Monmouth, ME
William Dewar
Calais Veterinary Clinic - Calais, ME
Water Districts and Associations
Mike Howie
American Forest Management - Forester - Ellsworth, ME
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
Atlantic Coast Joint Venture
Debra Reynolds - Communication Coordinator - Hadley, MA
Blaine N. Miller
Dirigo Timberland Management - Owner - North Anson, ME
Boyle Associates
James Boyle - President - Gorham, ME
David Wardrop
Golden Forestry Services - President - Veazie , ME
Deborah Perkins, M.S.
First Light Wildlife Habitats - Wildlife Biologist - Poland Spring, ME
Flycatcher LLC
- Yarmouth, ME
Jonathan Milne
- Environmental Consultant - Sidney, ME
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
- Augusta, ME
Merlin Benner
Wildlife Specialists, LLC - President - Wellsboro, PA
Rodney Kelshaw
Boyle Associates Environmental Consulting - Wildlife Bilogist - Gorham, ME
Steven Young
- Certified Wildlife Biologist - FRENCHVILLE, ME

 Organic Certification

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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There are 49 resources serving Washington County in the following categories:
map itMap of Organic Certification Organizations & Professionals serving Washington County
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Maine Resource Recovery Association
Victor Horton - Executive Director - Bangor, ME
Organic Certification Programs
A Bee Organic
Sarah Costin and Ro Elgas - De Luz, CA
Agricultural Services Certified Organic (ASCO)
Katherine Borchard - ASCO Director - Salinas, CA
Americert International
Jonathan Austin - Gainesville, FL
Certified Naturally Grown
Alice Varon - Executive Director - Brooklyn, NY
Ecocert ICO
Dave DeCou - Greenwood, IN
EQIP Organic Initiative
Lindsay Haines - EQIP Specialist for Organic
Global Organic Alliance, Inc
Betty Kananen - President/CEO - Bellefontaine, OH
International Certification Services, Inc
Christina Dockter - President & CEO - Medina, ND
Midwest Organic Services Association, Inc.
Stephen Walker - Processor Certification and Compliance Manager - Viroqua, WI
Minnesota Crop Improvement Association
Susan Stewart - Organic Certification Specialist - St. Paul, MN
National Organic Program (NOP)
Miles McEvoy - Deputy Administrator - Washington, DC
Natural Food Certifiers
Reuven Flamer - Spring Valley, NY
OCIA International
Kevin Koester - President, USA - Lincoln, NE
OneCert, Inc.
Sam Welsch - Lincoln, NE
Oregon Tilth
- Corvallis, OR
Primus Auditing Operations
- Santa Maria, CA
Pro-Cert Organic Systems Ltd.
- Saskatoon, SK
Quality Assurance International
Jonathan Lackie - San Diego, CA
Quality Certification Services
- Gainesville, FL
Scientific Certification Systems, Inc.
Ned Halaby - Emeryville, CA
Stellar Certification Services
Sally Lammers - Certification Director - Philomath, OR
USDA National Organic Program
Miles McEvoy - Deputy Administrator - Washington, DC
Organic Products and Services
Agricola Farms
- Union, ME
Alderspring Ranch
Glenn Elzinga - May, ID
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
CROPP Cooperative
- Westby, WI
DeerWood Farm & Gardens
Beverly and Brian Hendricks - Waterford, ME
Get Real Get Maine
Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry - Augusta, 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
- Santa Cruz, CA
Perennial Fund
- Boulder, CO
Perfect Blend Organics
Justin Leavens - Sales Manager - Buhl, ID
Pineland Farms, Inc.
Dale Maschino - New Gloucester, ME
Queen Bee-New Elm Farm
- Freeport, ME
Regenterra Solutions
- Quincy, MA
Treble Ridge Farm
Alice or Rufus Percy - Whitefield, ME
Vine and Branch Farm
Mark & Linda McBrine - Bangor, ME
WinterGreen Herbs & Vegetables
- Winslow, ME
WoodPrairie Farm
Jim & Megan Gerritsen - Bridgewater, ME
 

 Google News about Farm Resources

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Beginning Farmer News Items
Achieving goal of Mainers eating 30% locally sourced foods will require fundamental changes to food system - PenBayPilot.com
4/25/2021 3:00:00 AM
Achieving goal of Mainers eating 30% locally sourced foods will require fundamental changes to food system    PenBayPilot.com

MOFGA launches diversity, equity training for agricultural service providers - Mainebiz
4/2/2021 3:00:00 AM
MOFGA launches diversity, equity training for agricultural service providers    Mainebiz

Maine ranks 2nd in the US for organic farms per capita - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
12/20/2020 3:00:00 AM
Maine ranks 2nd in the US for organic farms per capita    NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ

Next With restaurants shuttered, Maine fishermen and farmers pivot to sell directly to customers - Bangor Daily News
3/22/2020 3:00:00 AM
Next With restaurants shuttered, Maine fishermen and farmers pivot to sell directly to customers    Bangor Daily News

Maine Agricultural Trades Show is about more than the farm - Mainebiz
12/26/2019 3:00:00 AM
Maine Agricultural Trades Show is about more than the farm    Mainebiz

Climate disruptions could wallop Maine's economy in coming years - Boothbay Register
12/20/2019 3:00:00 AM
Climate disruptions could wallop Maine's economy in coming years    Boothbay Register

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

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

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

Searsport woman takes new post at Maine Farmland Trust - Waldo VillageSoup - Republican Journal
11/20/2016 3:00:00 AM
Searsport woman takes new post at Maine Farmland Trust - Waldo VillageSoup    Republican Journal

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

Farm Income Opportunities News Items
Commentary: Feeding all Maine kids at school is the right thing to do - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
6/12/2021 4:00:59 AM
Commentary: Feeding all Maine kids at school is the right thing to do    Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Letter to the editor: Universal meals bill will benefit Maine families, school staff, farmers - pressherald.com
6/11/2021 4:00:24 AM
Letter to the editor: Universal meals bill will benefit Maine families, school staff, farmers    pressherald.com

How Are Maine's COVID Numbers Since Mandates Were Dropped? - 92moose.fm
6/9/2021 6:11:08 AM
How Are Maine's COVID Numbers Since Mandates Were Dropped?    92moose.fm

Here's Why You May End Up With Black Residue On Your Feet From Some Maine Beaches - wcyy.com
6/8/2021 11:50:34 PM
Here's Why You May End Up With Black Residue On Your Feet From Some Maine Beaches    wcyy.com

Here's When Eligible Mainers Can Expect A Child Credit Payment - b985.fm
6/8/2021 2:02:05 PM
Here's When Eligible Mainers Can Expect A Child Credit Payment    b985.fm

Changing Kittery to Save It - Kittery, Maine - Down East
6/7/2021 3:29:51 PM
Changing Kittery to Save It - Kittery, Maine    Down East

Tax Committee at odds with Mills administration on increases to income, estate taxes - The Maine Wire
6/1/2021 2:56:15 PM
Tax Committee at odds with Mills administration on increases to income, estate taxes    The Maine Wire

Syncarpha Capital developing 74-MW community solar project portfolio in Maine - Solar Power World
6/1/2021 8:57:36 AM
Syncarpha Capital developing 74-MW community solar project portfolio in Maine    Solar Power World

Scorcher Alert: Central Maine Will Reach Temps Near 90 Wednesday - 92moose.fm - 92moose.fm
5/25/2021 3:00:00 AM
Scorcher Alert: Central Maine Will Reach Temps Near 90 Wednesday - 92moose.fm    92moose.fm

Letter to the Editor: Maine needs school meals for all to fight child hunger - pressherald.com
5/24/2021 3:00:00 AM
Letter to the Editor: Maine needs school meals for all to fight child hunger    pressherald.com

Commentary: Universal school meals will bring Maine-grown food to all Maine students - Press Herald
5/21/2021 3:00:00 AM
Commentary: Universal school meals will bring Maine-grown food to all Maine students    Press Herald

Lawmaker wants to use estate tax to fund housing program for low-income Mainers - mainebeacon.com
5/19/2021 8:49:20 AM
Lawmaker wants to use estate tax to fund housing program for low-income Mainers    mainebeacon.com

All In The Family: Maine Mother & Son Charged in Massive Drug Bust - 92moose.fm - 92moose.fm
5/19/2021 3:00:00 AM
All In The Family: Maine Mother & Son Charged in Massive Drug Bust - 92moose.fm    92moose.fm

Opinion: Solar power is a boon for Maine farmers - Bangor Daily News
5/17/2021 3:00:00 AM
Opinion: Solar power is a boon for Maine farmers    Bangor Daily News

Maine wedding industry on track for recovery as restrictions ease - Press Herald
5/16/2021 3:00:00 AM
Maine wedding industry on track for recovery as restrictions ease    Press Herald

Can Japanese Tech Help Scallop Farming Hit It Big in Maine? - Down East
5/12/2021 4:12:38 PM
Can Japanese Tech Help Scallop Farming Hit It Big in Maine?    Down East

Cal-Maine Foods acquires remaining interest in Red River Valley Egg Farm for $48.5M - Seeking Alpha
5/12/2021 3:00:00 AM
Cal-Maine Foods acquires remaining interest in Red River Valley Egg Farm for $48.5M    Seeking Alpha

Maine agribusinesses can get free equipment to handle SNAP sales - Mainebiz
5/10/2021 3:00:00 AM
Maine agribusinesses can get free equipment to handle SNAP sales    Mainebiz

Bangor, Maine News Update: May 10, 2021 - q1065.fm - q1065.fm
5/10/2021 3:00:00 AM
Bangor, Maine News Update: May 10, 2021 - q1065.fm    q1065.fm

Maine Reports Best Seaweed Season Ever - Food & Wine
5/3/2021 3:00:00 AM
Maine Reports Best Seaweed Season Ever    Food & Wine

Maine revenue expecting a boost - WABI
4/29/2021 3:00:00 AM
Maine revenue expecting a boost    WABI

Left at the altar: Maine’s billion-dollar wedding industry crushed by the pandemic - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
4/28/2021 3:00:00 AM
Left at the altar: Maine’s billion-dollar wedding industry crushed by the pandemic    NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ

Achieving goal of Mainers eating 30% locally sourced foods will require fundamental changes to food system - PenBayPilot.com
4/25/2021 3:00:00 AM
Achieving goal of Mainers eating 30% locally sourced foods will require fundamental changes to food system    PenBayPilot.com

Farmers' Markets in Maine Ready for 2021 - 92moose.fm
4/20/2021 3:00:00 AM
Farmers' Markets in Maine Ready for 2021    92moose.fm

How Many Billionaires Does Maine Have? - 92moose.fm
4/12/2021 3:00:00 AM
How Many Billionaires Does Maine Have?    92moose.fm

Maine counties chafe at lower-than-expected payments from wind farms - Bangor Daily News
4/8/2021 3:00:00 AM
Maine counties chafe at lower-than-expected payments from wind farms    Bangor Daily News

Contractors, developer promote offshore wind jobs deal for Maine - Press Herald
4/7/2021 3:00:00 AM
Contractors, developer promote offshore wind jobs deal for Maine    Press Herald

BlueWave Solar to Sale Innovative Maine Agrivoltaic Solar Project to Navisun - Energy Industry Review
3/26/2021 3:00:00 AM
BlueWave Solar to Sale Innovative Maine Agrivoltaic Solar Project to Navisun    Energy Industry Review

Farmers unite to establish large online market for all of central Maine - PenBayPilot.com
3/25/2021 3:00:00 AM
Farmers unite to establish large online market for all of central Maine    PenBayPilot.com

BlueWave Solar Announces Sale of Innovative Maine Agrivoltaic Solar Project to Navisun - PRNewswire
3/25/2021 3:00:00 AM
BlueWave Solar Announces Sale of Innovative Maine Agrivoltaic Solar Project to Navisun    PRNewswire

Gov. Mills kicks off Maine Maple Sunday with first tap at Blaine House maple tree - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
3/23/2021 3:00:00 AM
Gov. Mills kicks off Maine Maple Sunday with first tap at Blaine House maple tree    NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ

Maine legislature passes supplemental budget with late-night vote - WABI
3/12/2021 3:00:00 AM
Maine legislature passes supplemental budget with late-night vote    WABI

Golden the only Democrat to vote against $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
3/10/2021 3:00:00 AM
Golden the only Democrat to vote against $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package    NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ

Volunteers are distributing 15,000 pounds of food a week to Mainers in need during the pandemic - Bangor Daily News
3/7/2021 3:00:00 AM
Volunteers are distributing 15,000 pounds of food a week to Mainers in need during the pandemic    Bangor Daily News

Northeast Yearbook Market Report: Maine lobster traps opportunity; seaweed held steady - National Fisherman
3/5/2021 12:44:11 PM
Northeast Yearbook Market Report: Maine lobster traps opportunity; seaweed held steady    National Fisherman

UPDATE: arrest made in demolished Whitefield family farmstand - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
2/27/2021 3:00:00 AM
UPDATE: arrest made in demolished Whitefield family farmstand    NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ

'We're trying to re-create the lives we had': the Somali migrants who became Maine farmers - The Guardian
2/25/2021 3:00:00 AM
'We're trying to re-create the lives we had': the Somali migrants who became Maine farmers    The Guardian

Mills' $111M 'Back to Work' bond proposal gets backing from business leaders - Mainebiz
2/25/2021 3:00:00 AM
Mills' $111M 'Back to Work' bond proposal gets backing from business leaders    Mainebiz

Maine, New England scientists team up to boost region's sea urchin fishery - Press Herald
2/15/2021 3:00:00 AM
Maine, New England scientists team up to boost region's sea urchin fishery    Press Herald

Commentary: Community solar can provide lifeline to Maine's traditional industries - Press Herald
2/13/2021 3:00:00 AM
Commentary: Community solar can provide lifeline to Maine's traditional industries    Press Herald

$400K in federal funds may help open new markets for Maine aquaculture - Mainebiz
2/8/2021 3:00:00 AM
$400K in federal funds may help open new markets for Maine aquaculture    Mainebiz

Agroforestry may be just what Maine needs for agricultural growth - Seacoastonline.com
2/1/2021 3:00:00 AM
Agroforestry may be just what Maine needs for agricultural growth    Seacoastonline.com

Northeast seaweed: Maine production continues to climb; doubling projected by 2025 - National Fisherman
1/28/2021 3:00:00 AM
Northeast seaweed: Maine production continues to climb; doubling projected by 2025    National Fisherman

Freelancer in Maine: We earned $150,000 while social distancing - Business Insider
1/17/2021 3:00:00 AM
Freelancer in Maine: We earned $150,000 while social distancing    Business Insider

Family Farm in Maine Couldn't Make it After Restaurants Close – Until the Neighbors Showed Up - Good News Network
1/8/2021 3:00:00 AM
Family Farm in Maine Couldn't Make it After Restaurants Close – Until the Neighbors Showed Up    Good News Network

5 numbers that explain Maine's economy heading into 2021 - Bangor Daily News
1/2/2021 3:00:00 AM
5 numbers that explain Maine's economy heading into 2021    Bangor Daily News

Maine turkey farmers see boom in business ahead of Thanksgiving - WGME
11/10/2020 3:00:00 AM
Maine turkey farmers see boom in business ahead of Thanksgiving    WGME

Maine, the Oldest State, Has a Plan for Rejuvenation - Bloomberg
11/2/2020 3:00:00 AM
Maine, the Oldest State, Has a Plan for Rejuvenation    Bloomberg

Opinion: Aquaculture growth means job opportunities in Maine - Bangor Daily News
11/1/2020 2:00:00 AM
Opinion: Aquaculture growth means job opportunities in Maine    Bangor Daily News

Maine farmers, solar developers hope clean energy growth yields mutual benefits - Energy News Network
10/6/2020 3:00:00 AM
Maine farmers, solar developers hope clean energy growth yields mutual benefits    Energy News Network

Solar energy farm subscribers in Maine can get a break on electric bills - Press Herald
8/14/2020 3:00:00 AM
Solar energy farm subscribers in Maine can get a break on electric bills    Press Herald

Next Maine potato farmers face uncertain times in what is already an uncertain business - Bangor Daily News
5/22/2020 3:00:00 AM
Next Maine potato farmers face uncertain times in what is already an uncertain business    Bangor Daily News

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

Previous Maine is losing farms and farmland, but hope is not lost for agriculture - Bangor Daily News
5/5/2019 3:00:00 AM
Previous Maine is losing farms and farmland, but hope is not lost for agriculture    Bangor Daily News

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

Farm Resources News Items
Community rallies to support southern Maine horse farm after owner suffers aneurysm - WMTW Portland
6/11/2021 7:04:00 PM
Community rallies to support southern Maine horse farm after owner suffers aneurysm    WMTW Portland

Maine lawmakers near bipartisan deal to ban offshore wind in state waters - Bangor Daily News
6/11/2021 12:48:00 PM
Maine lawmakers near bipartisan deal to ban offshore wind in state waters    Bangor Daily News

Amended Wind Energy Bill Includes Permanent Ban On Wind Projects Within State Waters - Maine Public
6/10/2021 5:59:00 PM
Amended Wind Energy Bill Includes Permanent Ban On Wind Projects Within State Waters    Maine Public

State working to stop 'forever chemical' contamination in Maine - Bangor Daily News
6/8/2021 9:00:00 AM
State working to stop 'forever chemical' contamination in Maine    Bangor Daily News

Maine dairy farms can do something no other ones in the country are allowed to do - Bangor Daily News
6/6/2021 1:00:00 AM
Maine dairy farms can do something no other ones in the country are allowed to do    Bangor Daily News

Maine farmers get little help cleaning up 'forever chemical' contamination - Bangor Daily News
6/1/2021 3:00:00 AM
Maine farmers get little help cleaning up 'forever chemical' contamination    Bangor Daily News

Results of 2021 Maine Farm Worker Compensation Survey available - UMaine News - University of Maine - University of Maine
5/25/2021 3:00:00 AM
Results of 2021 Maine Farm Worker Compensation Survey available - UMaine News - University of Maine    University of Maine

Proposed salmon farm highlights competing visions for future of Maine coast - WMTW Portland
5/25/2021 3:00:00 AM
Proposed salmon farm highlights competing visions for future of Maine coast    WMTW Portland

Senator Collins, Representative Pingree Urge EPA to Prioritize PFAS Issues in Maine - Senator Susan Collins
5/24/2021 3:00:00 AM
Senator Collins, Representative Pingree Urge EPA to Prioritize PFAS Issues in Maine    Senator Susan Collins

"Human rights and growing veggies make a wonderful match" Maine-based Pine Root Farm is a - hortidaily.com
5/24/2021 3:00:00 AM
"Human rights and growing veggies make a wonderful match" Maine-based Pine Root Farm is a    hortidaily.com

Five Endangered Species from Maine You Should Know About - Natural Resources Council of Maine
5/21/2021 3:00:00 AM
Five Endangered Species from Maine You Should Know About    Natural Resources Council of Maine

Maine Voices: We must seize the chance to protect our environmental rights - Press Herald
5/21/2021 3:00:00 AM
Maine Voices: We must seize the chance to protect our environmental rights    Press Herald

All In The Family: Maine Mother & Son Charged in Massive Drug Bust - 92moose.fm - 92moose.fm
5/19/2021 3:00:00 AM
All In The Family: Maine Mother & Son Charged in Massive Drug Bust - 92moose.fm    92moose.fm

Next Safety concerns headline debate over expanding Maine's food sovereignty laws - Bangor Daily News
5/18/2021 3:00:00 AM
Next Safety concerns headline debate over expanding Maine's food sovereignty laws    Bangor Daily News

Maine Small Business Development Centers are providing big-time support - Mainebiz
5/17/2021 3:00:00 AM
Maine Small Business Development Centers are providing big-time support    Mainebiz

Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. Acquires Remaining Interest in Red River Valley Egg Farm, LLC - Business Wire
5/12/2021 3:00:00 AM
Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. Acquires Remaining Interest in Red River Valley Egg Farm, LLC    Business Wire

New resources available for fishing community - CentralMaine.com - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
5/7/2021 3:00:00 AM
New resources available for fishing community - CentralMaine.com    Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

State bill would tackle development pressures along Maine coast - Mainebiz
5/6/2021 3:00:00 AM
State bill would tackle development pressures along Maine coast    Mainebiz

Maine Farmland Trust, Wolfe's Neck Center launch Maine Soil Health Network - pressherald.com
5/4/2021 3:00:00 AM
Maine Farmland Trust, Wolfe's Neck Center launch Maine Soil Health Network    pressherald.com

Maine Senator Wants to Renew Farm to School Grant Program - U.S. News & World Report
5/2/2021 3:00:00 AM
Maine Senator Wants to Renew Farm to School Grant Program    U.S. News & World Report

MAINE Maine seaweed growers to break state records this spring COLUMBIA MISSOURIAN - The Associated Press
5/1/2021 3:00:00 AM
MAINE Maine seaweed growers to break state records this spring COLUMBIA MISSOURIAN    The Associated Press

Maine Voices: Land for Maine's Future has impact on businesses, communities statewide - Press Herald
5/1/2021 3:00:00 AM
Maine Voices: Land for Maine's Future has impact on businesses, communities statewide    Press Herald

Norwegian technology tests Maine waters - The Ellsworth American
4/28/2021 3:00:00 AM
Norwegian technology tests Maine waters    The Ellsworth American

One of Maine's largest employers to spend $1M on local food in 2021 - Bangor Daily News
4/26/2021 3:00:00 AM
One of Maine's largest employers to spend $1M on local food in 2021    Bangor Daily News

Achieving goal of Mainers eating 30% locally sourced foods will require fundamental changes to food system - PenBayPilot.com
4/25/2021 3:00:00 AM
Achieving goal of Mainers eating 30% locally sourced foods will require fundamental changes to food system    PenBayPilot.com

Industrial salmon farm proposal for Frenchman Bay draws local fire - Mainebiz
4/22/2021 3:00:00 AM
Industrial salmon farm proposal for Frenchman Bay draws local fire    Mainebiz

Lisbon aquaponics farm is expanding faster than greenhouse lettuce - Mainebiz
4/21/2021 3:00:00 AM
Lisbon aquaponics farm is expanding faster than greenhouse lettuce    Mainebiz

Guest column: Wealthy landowners attempting rule change threatens Maine's working waterfront - pressherald.com
4/21/2021 3:00:00 AM
Guest column: Wealthy landowners attempting rule change threatens Maine's working waterfront    pressherald.com

New UMaine Extension video series goes from farm to table fare - UMaine News - University of Maine - University of Maine
4/14/2021 3:00:00 AM
New UMaine Extension video series goes from farm to table fare - UMaine News - University of Maine    University of Maine

Assessing the habitat benefits of kelp aquaculture in New Zealand and Maine - The Fish Site
4/12/2021 3:00:00 AM
Assessing the habitat benefits of kelp aquaculture in New Zealand and Maine    The Fish Site

Oysters are making a comeback along Maine's coast, and not just at sea farms - Bangor Daily News
4/10/2021 3:00:00 AM
Oysters are making a comeback along Maine's coast, and not just at sea farms    Bangor Daily News

Maine Voices: Faulty arguments pressed against Belfast land-based salmon farm - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
4/5/2021 3:00:00 AM
Maine Voices: Faulty arguments pressed against Belfast land-based salmon farm    Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Does Maine farmland need protection from solar farms? - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
4/1/2021 3:00:00 AM
Does Maine farmland need protection from solar farms?    NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ

Rural Maine Solar Projects Get a Nearly $8M Boost - Lancaster Farming
4/1/2021 3:00:00 AM
Rural Maine Solar Projects Get a Nearly $8M Boost    Lancaster Farming

Online farming in Maine course starts March 29 - The County
3/24/2021 3:00:00 AM
Online farming in Maine course starts March 29    The County

Aquaculture can play a big role in Maine's economy and climate change response - Bangor Daily News
3/22/2021 3:00:00 AM
Aquaculture can play a big role in Maine's economy and climate change response    Bangor Daily News

Advocates push for statewide testing for PFAS contamination - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
3/19/2021 3:00:00 AM
Advocates push for statewide testing for PFAS contamination    NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ

Bar Harbor council skeptical of salmon farm proposed in Frenchman Bay - Mainebiz
3/17/2021 3:00:00 AM
Bar Harbor council skeptical of salmon farm proposed in Frenchman Bay    Mainebiz

Maine Prison Engages Inmates in Farming and Food Education - NYC Food Policy Center
3/9/2021 3:00:00 AM
Maine Prison Engages Inmates in Farming and Food Education    NYC Food Policy Center

Maine eyes creation of new soil health program - Associated Press
3/8/2021 3:00:00 AM
Maine eyes creation of new soil health program    Associated Press

Resources for maple sugaring from UMaine Extension - UMaine News - University of Maine - University of Maine
3/5/2021 3:00:00 AM
Resources for maple sugaring from UMaine Extension - UMaine News - University of Maine    University of Maine

Northeast seaweed: Maine production continues to climb; doubling projected by 2025 - National Fisherman
1/28/2021 3:00:00 AM
Northeast seaweed: Maine production continues to climb; doubling projected by 2025    National Fisherman

Legislation targets contamination from 'forever chemicals' - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
1/22/2021 3:00:00 AM
Legislation targets contamination from 'forever chemicals'    NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ

Opposition arises to American Aquafarms' net-pen proposal in Maine - SeafoodSource
1/21/2021 3:00:00 AM
Opposition arises to American Aquafarms' net-pen proposal in Maine    SeafoodSource

Fishery group pans proposed salmon farm off Gouldsboro - Mainebiz
1/20/2021 3:00:00 AM
Fishery group pans proposed salmon farm off Gouldsboro    Mainebiz

More wells near Fairfield dairy farm tainted with 'forever chemicals' - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
1/15/2021 3:00:00 AM
More wells near Fairfield dairy farm tainted with 'forever chemicals'    NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ

2021 forecast for Maine's agriculture sector: Farmers count on local food demand - Mainebiz
1/11/2021 3:00:00 AM
2021 forecast for Maine's agriculture sector: Farmers count on local food demand    Mainebiz

Tank Farm Emissions Unseen Neighborhood Hazard - Natural Resources Council of Maine
1/5/2021 3:00:00 AM
Tank Farm Emissions Unseen Neighborhood Hazard    Natural Resources Council of Maine

Unprecedented wave of solar development spurs land rush in Maine - Press Herald
1/4/2021 3:00:00 AM
Unprecedented wave of solar development spurs land rush in Maine    Press Herald

A Mysterious Maine Farm Got a $1.2 Million PPP Loan - Entrepreneur
12/10/2020 3:00:00 AM
A Mysterious Maine Farm Got a $1.2 Million PPP Loan    Entrepreneur

'Forever chemicals' found in 18 private wells near Fairfield dairy farm - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
12/4/2020 3:00:00 AM
'Forever chemicals' found in 18 private wells near Fairfield dairy farm    NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ

Nordic Aquafarms obtains permits for proposed salmon farm in Belfast, but job isn't done yet - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
11/20/2020 3:00:00 AM
Nordic Aquafarms obtains permits for proposed salmon farm in Belfast, but job isn't done yet    NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ

Proposal Would Build 16-Square-Mile Wind Farm Off Maine Coast - Maine Public
11/20/2020 3:00:00 AM
Proposal Would Build 16-Square-Mile Wind Farm Off Maine Coast    Maine Public

American Aquafarms CEO: Local support is key to success in Maine - SeafoodSource
10/20/2020 3:00:00 AM
American Aquafarms CEO: Local support is key to success in Maine    SeafoodSource

Salmon farm planned for Maine Fair Trade Lobster site in Gouldsboro - Mainebiz
10/19/2020 3:00:00 AM
Salmon farm planned for Maine Fair Trade Lobster site in Gouldsboro    Mainebiz

Maine farmers feel brunt of New England drought - Farm Progress
10/12/2020 3:00:00 AM
Maine farmers feel brunt of New England drought    Farm Progress

Maine shellfish farmers gaining confidence with scallops « Global Aquaculture Advocate - aquaculturealliance.org
9/21/2020 3:00:00 AM
Maine shellfish farmers gaining confidence with scallops « Global Aquaculture Advocate    aquaculturealliance.org

Organic Certification News Items
'Clean cannabis' program wants more Mainers choosing pesticide-free pot - Bangor Daily News
5/5/2021 3:00:00 AM
'Clean cannabis' program wants more Mainers choosing pesticide-free pot    Bangor Daily News

Organic farmers 'in trouble' as Maine home gardeners deplete compost supplies - WGME
5/31/2020 3:00:00 AM
Organic farmers 'in trouble' as Maine home gardeners deplete compost supplies    WGME

Food lovers: walk this way when you’re in Maine (to burn off the calories) - The Boston Globe
12/26/2019 3:00:00 AM
Food lovers: walk this way when you’re in Maine (to burn off the calories)    The Boston Globe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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