New Farmer Resources

Maine Farmer Resource Network of Maine is a coalition of Maine agriculture agencies and organizations working together to connect aspiring and beginning farmers to resources for farm business success.

Farm Answers — A new USDA resource to help farmers and ranchers get easy to access, reliable information for technical assistance in getting their business started. Find online courses, videos, presentations, apps, and other materials. Items on the site can be filtered to the specific information the user wants and help them find educational programs in their localities. Toolboxes are available on topics such as business planning, marketing products locally, and accessing land. FarmAnswers is a key partner of the USDA-wide effort to make it easier for people to find USDA programs and services for new farmers through a streamlined website and discovery tool. The NewFarmers website also includes information specifically for women in agriculture, youth, and veterans.

The USDA beginning farmers site has resources and support for new farmers. According to the USDA, if you are thinking about farming as a post-service career, there has never been a more important time to get involved in agriculture. Read more.

Cultivating Community is a nonprofit food justice organization whose work has extended to the refugee and immigrant community in Maine.

These links are provided purely for educational purposes. No responsibility is assumed for any content on the linked site.