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Cooperative Extension: New Farmers

Growing & Marketing Specialty Potato Varieties

Recent developments in consumer interest and demand for fresh-market potato varieties with novel size, shape, color, and taste profiles are creating unique market opportunities for specialty crop producers. This event offers multiple locations and dates.  For a program description, a full schedule and to register, visit the Growing & Marketing Specialty Potato Varieties page.

Maine Vegetable and Fruit School

Elks Lodge #964 397 Civic Center Drive, Augusta, ME, United States

This day-long school is sponsored by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Vegetable and Small Fruit Growers Association.  Lunch will be provided. Pesticide applicator training credits are […]

$45

Seed Starting at the Commercial Scale

Come join UMaine Extension and the Maine New Farmer Project on March 26, 2024, from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Morning Dew Farm in Damariscotta, Maine for a farm visit about […]

Free

Tractor Safety

Come join UMaine Extension and the Maine New Farmers Project on May 7, 2024, from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at KVCC in Hinckley, Maine for a farm visit about Tractor Safety […]

Free

No-Till Farming

Come join UMaine Extension and the Maine New Farmers Project on June 19, 2024, from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Stonecipher Farm in Bowdoinham, Maine for a farm visit about No-Till […]

Free

Small Tools for Small-Scale Farming

Come join UMaine Extension and the Maine New Farmers Project on July 9, 2024, from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Rustic Roots Farm in Farmington, Maine for a farm visit about […]

Free

Agritourism and Lavender Production

Join UMaine Extension and the Maine New Farmers Project for a Farm Visit to Sealyon Farm. We will tour the farm with SeaLyon Farm's farmer-owners Don and Marcia Lyons with […]

Free

Cut Flower Production

We will join Veggies to Table’s Farmer-Executive Director Erica Berman for a tour of the farm with a specific focus on cut flower tips and tricks including dahlia production. Come […]

Free
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