Agriculture in Cumberland County

Agriculture in Cumberland County is alive, well, and growing. With a renewed interest in locally grown foods, UMaine Extension is here to help you with your farming questions. We offer information and training in many different areas such as beekeeping, beef, dairy, fruits, vegetables, hay production, maple production, poultry, sheep and goats, soil management, tractor safety, and more.

Cumberland County Agriculture Staff:

Join the New Maple Producer Interest List!

image of maple syrup in jars
photo by Edwin Remsberg

The UMaine Extension Maple Program is here to support your sugaring business. 

We offer technical assistance around:

  • Syrup quality control and grading
  • Business planning, marketing, and financial management
  • Sugarbush and sugar house safety planning
  • Sugarbush management and health
  • Sap collection efficiencies
  • and more.

If you have a question about your sugaring operation, we’ll find you an answer. 

Contact Jason Lilley at jason.lilley@maine.edu or 207.781.6099 with your maple product production questions, or to set up a meeting. 

We want to build our contact lists to let you know about workshops, resources, and maple relevant opportunities to help you in your maple production. 

Please join our maple interest list to get this information straight to your inbox. We are mindful not to overload your inboxes and plan to send out information approximately once per month.

Sign up for the interest list, and explore some of the resources we already have on tap by visiting the Maple Syrup Production webpage. 


Sign up for the Flowering in the North interest list

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The 2022 Flowering in the North virtual conference will be held from February 28th through March 3rd on Zoom, 6-8 PM.  An additional in-person networking event is tentatively planned for the afternoon of Sunday, March 6th. Stay tuned for more information!

Sign up for the Flowering in the North interest list and we’ll send you an email when registration opens.

Flowering in the North Interest List

Sign up to receive an email when registration opens each year.