Agriculture

Photo of Marcia Lyons at SeaLyon Farm

UMaine Extension offers agritourism workshop at lavender farm in Alna

Alna, Maine — The Maine New Farmers Project at University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a farm visit on July 23, 2024 from 5 p.m to 7 p.m. at SeaLyon Farm, 1788 Alna Road in Alna. Farmers/owners Don and Marcia Lyons will discuss agritourism and lavender production on their farm. Participants will have an […]

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UMaine Extension offers no-till training at Stonecipher Farm

Bowdoinham, Maine – The Maine New Farmers Project at University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a farm visit on June 19, 2024 from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. at Stonecipher Farm, 1186 River Road, Bowdoinham. Farmer/owner Ian Jerolmack will discuss no-till farming techniques and marketing. This event is geared toward people interested in starting […]

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2023 Twilight Meeting Series attendees at Hardy Farm.

Pasture Walk Series

Orono, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension welcomes local farmers, service providers, and Ag stakeholders to participate in the 2024 Maine Pasture Walk Series. Five events, all of which will start at 11 a.m., will be held on the following days and farms: The Milkhouse, 445 South Monmouth Rd., Monmouth, July 10. Springside Farm, 577 Anson […]

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UMaine Extension launches new podcast featuring farm experts from home and abroad

Orono, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension has launched the Maine Farmcast, a podcast that features weekly conversations with experts from across the country sharing insights and advice for both new and seasoned farmers running operations of any size. “This is a way to share conversations around the livestock industry that relate to research, […]

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UMaine Extension professor recognized for multi-state collaboration in agritourism

Orono, Maine — Jason Entsminger, assistant professor of entrepreneurship and innovation at the University of Maine Business School and Extension small business specialist, was recognized today as part of a multi-state team that received a 2024 Partnership Award from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). The award, […]

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King Hill Farm

UMaine Extension offers on-farm workshop on vegetable and hay production

Penobscot, Maine — The Maine New Farmers Project at University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a farm visit on May 21, 2024 from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. at King Hill Farm, 29 Faerie Kingdom Rd., Penobscot. Farmer/owner Paul Schultz will share methods of harvesting and storing vegetables and discuss the farm’s hay production. […]

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