Maine New Farmers Project

Is Farming the Career for You?

Eugene and Mary Margaret Ripley, Ripley Farm, Dover-FoxcroftHave you been farming for fewer than 10 years? Are you a farmhand? Do you own your own farm? Do you hope to own or lease your own farm? The University of Maine Cooperative Extension can help!

UMaine Extension has a new grant from the USDA to help beginning farmers get their farms or farming careers started. USDA considers beginning farmers to be farmers who have been farming for 0-10 years. So, whether you are thinking about getting a job at a farm, or you have an established farm that has been around a few years (or anything in between)…we are here for you!

Questions? Contact Chris Howard, Maine New Farmers Project Manager christina.howard@maine.edu



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This work is supported by Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program [grant no. 2021-70033-35716] from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.