Sustainable Agriculture Programs
Piscataquis County Census of Agriculture
|Number of farms||203||190|
|Av. size of farms||230 Acres||179 Acres|
|Net Cash Income||$1,970,000||$938,000|
|Net Cash Income per farm||$9,706||$4,936|
|Market value of selected products|
|Milk & other dairy||(D)||$3,676,000|
|Mixed vegetables inc. potatoes||$2,147,000||$869,000|
|Other crops inc. hay||(D)||$524,000|
|Cattle & calves||$588,000||$426,000|
|(D) =Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual farms.|
Resources to Help Piscataquis County Farmers
Central Maine Farming Newsletter — Monthly electronic newsletter for all interested farmers. Surface mailed bi-monthly to residents of Piscataquis and Penobscot Counties.
Get Real Get Maine — Maine Department of Agriculture direct marketing web site to link farmers with consumers. There are also links to their Senior Farm Share program, Farmers’ Markets, FAQ for farmers.
University of Maine Analytical Lab — this is the lab that does soil testing as well as manure, compost, soil amendment and plant tissue testing.
DairyOne Forage Testing Lab — this is the lab that does forage, pasture, grain and feed supplement testing. In addition to nutrient analysis they also have the capability to do mycotoxin testing.