What to Consider First?

General FAQ


Whether you’re sure you want to spend your life caring for animals or with your hands in the dirt, or if you’d just like to live in the country, the first thing to do is identify WHERE you want to farm. Since the soil can be the most valuable natural resource and the most limiting factor on a farm, be sure to learn more about the soil types on the property before you rent or buy.

Visit the What to Consider First? page for a list of Resources

Please send us your questions! Do you need information on how to apply for grants or other funding opportunities? Do you want guidance on restoring old fruit trees to productivity? Or do you need advice on another farming-related issue that might be a good addition to this website?

We will be using your questions to build this page. Please send any questions you would like answered to Tori Jackson, Extension Educator, tori.jackson@maine.edu, and we will post your questions and her responses. Check here for regular updates!