Jason Lilley

Jason LilleySustainable Agriculture Professional
75 Clearwater Drive, Suite 104, Falmouth, Maine 04105
Phone: 207.781.6099
Email: jason.lilley@maine.edu

Jason Lilley’s focus is on improving the overall environmental and economic sustainability of commercial farm operations. His work emphasizes identifying and connecting growers with strong markets, creating healthy soils and resilient farming systems, and long term planning for commercial agricultural enterprises. On-farm and end consumer safety is included in Jason’s work through tractor and machinery safety training as well on-farm food handling safety education. He is also focused on working with beginning farmers to develop long term successful operations. Jason’s past work involves reduced and conservation tillage practices for vegetable production, row cover use and other integrated pest management techniques, and vegetable variety trials. His current research involves cover crop variety trials for earliness in organic and conventional conservation tillage practices.


  • M.S. Horticulture. Pennsylvania State University, 2015
  • B.S. Horticulture (Commercial Crop Production). Minor in Environmental Sciences and Soil Conservation. Delaware Valley College, 2007

Work-related Certificates:

  • Certified Crop Adviser, American Society of Agronomy
  • Private Pesticide Applicator, Maine Board of Pesticides Control

Professional Organizations:

  • Northeast Cover Crop Council (NECCC)
  • Northeast Ag Safety and Health Coalition
  • National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA)
  • Maine Association of Agricultural Extension Agents (MAEA)
  • Beginning Farmer Resource Network (BFRN)