UMaine Extension offers educational opportunity for new farmers at Rustic Roots Farm

Farmington, Maine — The Maine New Farmers Project at University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a farm visit on July 9, 2024 from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. at Rustic Roots Farm, 120 Vipah Lane in Farmington.

Farmer/owner Erica Emery will discuss small tools for small-scale farming. This event is geared toward people interested in starting a farm in Maine or who have started one in the last ten years and provides an opportunity to learn important skills as well as network with other 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.