“So, You Want to Farm in Maine?” Course

A course to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to start, adapt, and maintain a profitable land-based business.

Woman farmer standing in feild with a full tray of fresh lettuceThis multi-session course is designed for people who want to start a profitable farm or expand their farm hobby to a profitable business.

Successful completion of this course qualifies participants for FSA Borrower Training Credit.

Textbook: Starting and Running Your Own Small Farm Business by Sara Aubrey

Cost: $50 per person* (includes textbook)

*Except where indicated below


  • ­Participants will feel comfortable starting a land-based business.
  • ­Participants will understand the need for and have a framework for a business plan.
  • ­Participants will select and use a record keeping system.
  • ­Participants will understand how to use Cooperative Extension and other agencies as a resource for their land-based business.
  • ­Participants will understand the importance of and basics of marketing their products, including customer surveys.

Upcoming course:

Tuesday’s, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2020
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
UMaine Extension Androscoggin-Sagadahoc Office
24 Main Street, Lisbon Falls, ME
Registration Closed 

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Northeast DARE: Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education

This project was supported by Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education