Survey to assess business needs of farmers growing year round in Maine
For Immediate Release
July 2, 2018
MAINE STATEWIDE – Farmers and businesses involved in greenhouse and year-round growing in Maine are invited to share their input on business and industry needs through a survey being administered this summer by the Maine Sustainable Agriculture Society (MESAS).
Information from the survey will be used to guide the future work and development of the Sustainable Year-Round Agriculture Cluster, an initiative funded through the Maine Technology Institute and launched in 2014 with the intent of connecting technology, engineering, research and development resources to support and expand year-round agriculture production in Maine.
The survey will be open for responses through midnight on July 20th. An online version of the survey is available at MESAS.
MESAS is a farmer-led organization providing information and resources to help Maine farms achieve “triple bottom line results”, regardless of the scale they operate at, or the production methods they use. MESAS supports profitable farms, healthy ecosystems and strong communities by coordinating research into emerging trends and technologies, serving as a hub for decision making information, and conducting pilot projects and demonstrations that provide practical experience in a peer-to-peer learning environment.