Farm Visit: Raising Poultry, Thomaston, Maine

August 23, 2022
Topic: Raising Poultry

Calling all New Farmers — and Anyone with Fewer Than 10 Years of Experience in Farming!

When: August 23, 2022 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Where: 530 Main St., Thomaston Maine

Presenter: Rhiannon Hampson, Grace Pond Farm

Fee: $10

Come join UMaine Extension’s Boots-2-Bushels farm training program on August 23, 2022, from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Grace Pond Farm in Thomaston, Maine for a farm visit about raising poultry with Grace Pond Farm’s Rhiannon Hampson. Rhiannon and her husband, Gregg, own and operate Grace Pond Farm, a small, diversified, organically certified livestock and dairy farm in Thomaston, Maine. This farm visit is a good chance for new farmers to learn about raising poultry and to network with other new farmers and service providers.

Boots-2-Bushels (B2B) is a 9-month hands-on market gardening education and training program for military veterans and their family members. The program is sponsored by UMaine Cooperative Extension’s Maine AgrAbility in partnership with the Veterans Administration and the Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener Association. PLEASE NOTE: You do not have to be a veteran nor be enrolled in B2B to attend this farm visit.

Who Should Attend? 

New farmers based in Maine who have fewer than 10 years of experience in farming with a desire to learn more about raising poultry on a small, diversified, organic livestock farm.

Limited to 10 participants.

Register Online

For more information or to request an accommodation, contact: Chris Howard, UMaine Extension, 207.944.6391,

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Chris Howard at to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least seven days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however, all requests will be considered.