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“So You Want to Farm in Maine?” Course – Penobscot County


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This multi-session course is designed for people who want to start a profitable farm or expand their farm hobby to a profitable business. Originally recorded fall 2018.

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Program Description

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


  • ­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.

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

For more information visit our website.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call Theresa Tilton at 207.942-7396 or 800.287.1485 (in Maine) to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be considered.


Program Details

Contact Name

Theresa Tilton, UMaine Extension Staff

Contact Email


Contact Phone

207.942.7396, 800.287.1485 (toll free in Maine)


Extension staff with guest instructors.


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