Associations and Organizations
Maine Alpaca Association
We are here to provide support for alpaca owners, breeders and enthusiasts of Maine through education, camaraderie and cooperative marketing efforts. We also educate the public about alpacas, their fiber and the many advantages of operating sustainable alpaca farms and fiber operations.
Maine Beef Producers Association
The Maine Beef Producers Association (MBPA) is dedicated to building strong communication linkages, helping its members meet and master the challenges of change, and assisting cattle producers to anticipate, plan for, adjust to, and meet the changing demands of the market place.
Maine Cheese Guild
The Guild’s mission is to support and encourage the Maine cheesemaking community. We will do this through development of a collective voice to promote Maine cheese and cheesemakers, educate cheese makers and consumers, coordinate resources and share the joy and art of regional cheeses.
Maine Christmas Tree Association
The Maine Christmas Tree Association (MCTA) is a non-profit organization comprised of family farms that produce real Christmas trees and wreath products for retail, wholesale, mail order, or choose’n cut during the Christmas season. Producers may specialize or offer a combination of mail order, retail, choose’n cut or wholesale production of tree and wreath products.
Maine Dairy and Nutrition Council
To increase demand for dairy products through the development and execution of an industry wide market-driven business plan that invests resources in a strategic manner and provides the best possible economic advantage to the dairy farmers.
Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets
Going to the farmers’ market is one of life’s great pleasures, a pleasure that’s at the root of the Maine experience. The Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets (MFFM) cultivates that root and keeps it strong. Our statewide programs help sustain Maine farms, connect market farmers, strengthen farmers’ markets, and widen access to locally-grown food for all.
Maine Landscape and Nursery Association
MELNA is a non-profit, professional trade association with members in all aspects of the green industry, including landscape designers and contractors, nurseries, garden centers, maintenance experts, turf growers, educators, researchers, and other horticultural industry professionals.
Maine Maple Producers Accociation
MMPA is interested in Promoting Education, Technology and Friendship as well as the Promotion of Maple in Today’s Maple Industry. The scope of the Maine Maple Producer’s Association is to promote the maple industry within the state of Maine, nationally and internationally.
Maine Sheep Breeders Association
MSBA is an educational, non-profit organization in Maine, dedicated to discussing mutual issues in the sheep industry, exchanging ideas, and working with the intent of aiding sheep producers and the sheep industry.
Maine Potato Board
The Maine Potato industry prides itself on producing a high-quality product, whether that product is potatoes destined for your table, french fries, potato chips, or other processed potatoes. The Maine Quality Trademark is your guarantee that the contents are only the highest quality. In fact, before those potatoes can bear that trademark, they are inspected and pass requirements stricter than the United States Department of Agriculture’s U.S. No. 1 grade. Just look for the red, white and blue State of Maine trademark the next time you’re shopping for potatoes!
Maine Vegetable and Small Fruit Growers Association
We are a group of over 120 commercial vegetable and small fruit growers in Maine. We represent an important part of Maine’s economy. We grow over 100 different crops on thousands of acres of Maine farmland.
Northern Grain Growers Association
The Northern Grain Growers is a “farm grown” organization that started in 2004 and now has over 60 members including growers, malsters, bakers, food system enthusiasts, food business owners, distributors and more! We focus on plant breeding, organic seed saving, variety improvement, and broadly all aspects of grain production – conventional, organic, and in between.