UMaine Extension offers tractor-safety themed farm visit at KVCC’s Hinckley campus

Hinckley, Maine — The Maine New Farmers Project at University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a tractor safety-themed farm visit at the Kennebec Valley Community College’s (KVCC) Hinckley Campus on May 7, 2024 from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. This event is geared toward people interested in starting a farm in Maine or who have started one in the last ten years.

 The event will focus on tractor safety and equipment maintenance and will be led by Assistant Extension Professor Jason Lilley. It is an opportunity for new farmers to learn critical skills as well as network with other new farmers and service providers.

The event is free; registration on the program webpage is required to stay up to date with updates and resources. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Chris Howard, 207.944.6391;

About the University of Maine Cooperative Extension

As a trusted resource for over 100 years, Extension has supported UMaine’s land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaine Extension seeks to build thriving communities and grow the food-based economy, focusing on aspects from production and processing to nutrition, food safety and food security. Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H which offers hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and civic engagement and creates a positive environment where participants are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles.