Upcoming Events for Farmers
Our programs are built on the principle that hands-on and peer-to-peer learning are the most effective ways to develop expertise, share innovation and grow the supportive communities of practice that farmers, gardeners and eaters need to succeed in building a sustainable food and farm system in Maine. Join us for our various workshops, meetings, farm tours and conferences throughout the year!
By Sonja Heyck-Merlin “Each time we’ve dug a shallow well, the excavator operator looks at me and says, ‘I don’t know Joe, I don’t think you’re going to get much water out of there,’” says Joe Ayotte, a hydrologist with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) in New England. “It does look pretty dry but
By Holli Cederholm The weather instability that farmers are dealing with today is truly “unprecedented,” according to Laura Lengnick, a soil scientist and the founder of Cultivating Resilience, LLC, in Asheville, North Carolina. Farmers have always had to assess weather-associated risks, but not like this. “Never before in the history – the 10,000 year history
By Holli Cederholm In Bowdoinham, Maine, farmers Abby Sadauckas and Jake Galle of Apple Creek Farm raise a diverse mix of grass-based, certified organic livestock for eggs and meat, as well as value-added bone broths and pate, sold year-round at local farmers’ markets and a handful of retail outlets. Aspects of holistic management have informed
Wondering how to get started as a farm business in Maine? We’ve created this listing to help navigate the process.
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