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Cooperative Extension: New Farmers

Assessing Risk on Urban and Small Acreage Farms Webinar


Urban agriculture: Did you know it’s happening all over Maine? From quarter-acre flower farms to community orchards to backyard gardens, Mainers are growing large quantities of food in our towns […]

BIPOC Farmworker May Day

The goal of this day is for BIPOC farmers, farmworkers, and land stewards to build confidence in safety skills, get excited for the farm season, and feel connected to identity-based […]


Livestock Handling and Animal Health

Misty Brook Farm Albion, Maine

Knowing proper handling and first-aid techniques can save lots of money and grief when raising livestock on your farm. Jacki Martinez Perkins, a long-time homesteader and MOFGA's Dairy and Livestock […]

How to Talk About Money and Why It Matters Webinar


A discussion of all things farm finance – not strictly farm business in nature, specifically personal finances, decision-making, communication, and planning. This session will offer short video interviews with farmers […]

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 […]


Safe Labor Movement

Tender Soles Farm Richmond, Maine

This workshop will focus on body mechanics and movement patterns to help avoid potential work-related musculoskeletal injuries while farming. We will discuss and practice ideal vs real and ways to […]

Farmworker Care and Connection

Milkhouse Creamery Monmouth, Maine

This session is designed for farm workers currently working on commercial farms in Maine or people interested in becoming farm workers. Come connect with other farm workers and apprentices to […]

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 […]