Jason Lilley

Jason LilleyAssistant Extension Professor, Maine Sustainable Agriculture and Maple Industry Educator
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. Farm safety is included in Jason’s work through tractor and machinery safety training and farm emergency preparedness. He is also focused on working with beginning farmers to develop long term successful operations. His research involves reduced and conservation tillage practices for vegetable production, cover cropping strategies, and climate change adaptation for farms. Additionally, Jason works with maple producers throughout the state on enhancing quality control, overall production practices, and business and financial management strategies.


  • 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)