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


November 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2018

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

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

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in these programs, please call Emily Dow at 207.561.8123 or 800.287.1469 (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.

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

Program Details


November 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2018




Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) 735 Main Street, Presque Isle, ME


Suhkwinder Bali, Assistant Extension Professor and Assistant Professor of Sustainable Agriculture, and Linda Trickey, Agricultural Assistant, UMaine Extension

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Emily Dow, UMaine Extension Staff

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