Journeyperson Program

Get your farm business started with MOFGA


Technical Assistance

Business Planning

Help Getting Established


The Journeyperson Program is a 2 year business support program for beginning farmers and farmworkers who are serious about operating farm businesses in Maine that will make contributions to the agricultural community. This program is designed to support farmers in overcoming barriers including access to land, capital, and education. 

Qualifications for applying farmers and farmworkers:

While open to any farmer that meets the above criteria, the Journeyperson Program is best suited for farmers that:

* MOFGA can support in land tenure – please contact the Journeyperson Program at [email protected] ASAP.

For questions about the program please contact Beginning Farmer Specialist, Bo Dennis at [email protected]

Components of the Program

MOFGA offers participants in the JP Program a 2-year package of support, including:


Applications are due for the Journeyperson program each year on January 31.

Please complete an application by making a copy of the application, editing it and sending it to [email protected].

After applications are received and a farm qualifies for the program, we will reach out to schedule an interview. Application and interviews will be accessed based on this rubric.

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