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Cooperative Extension: New Farmers

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 Seedling Production Techniques with Morning Dew Farm's Brady Hatch. Morning Dew Farm is owned and operated by husband and wife team Brendan McQuillen and Brady […]

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Learn About Growing Fruit Trees as a Business

Highmoor Farm 52 US Rt 202, Monmouth, ME, United States

Renae Moran, University of Maine Cooperative Extension Tree Fruit Specialist and Associate Professor of Pomology, will be teaching the basics of commercial tree fruit production including spraying, pruning and thinning. To be held in the classroom, behind the barn. Highmoor Farm is located at 52 US Route 202, Monmouth, Maine 04259. For a full schedule […]

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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 […]

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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 Farming Techniques with Stonecipher's Ian Jerolmack. Ian Jerolmack and Emily Goodchild own and operate Stonecipher Farm, a certified organic 5-acre "no-till" vegetable, fruit, and egg […]

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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 using small tools for small-scale farming with Rustic Roots Farm's Erica Emery. Erica owns and operates Rustic Roots Farm, a small-scale farm in Farmington, Maine […]

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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 a specific focus on agritourism and growing lavender as a commercial crop. Come with your questions about starting agritourism on commercial farms in Maine and […]

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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 with your questions about growing flowers in Maine, CSAs, and pop-ups. This is a great opportunity for new farmers to learn about the types of […]

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Small-Scale Dairy and Poultry Production

Come join UMaine Extension and the Maine New Farmers Project on August 28, 2024, from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Grace Pond Farm in Thomaston, Maine for a farm visit about raising poultry and dairy cows with Grace Pond Farm's Rhiannon Hampson. Rhiannon and her husband, Gregg, own and operate Grace Pond Farm, a small, diversified, […]

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