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“So, You Want to Farm in Maine?” Course – Washington County (Cancelled Low Enrollment)


November 5th, 8th, 13th, and 15th, 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: 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 Lynne Hazelton at 207.781-6099 or 1.800.287.1471 (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 5, 8, 13, and 15, 2018




UMaine Extension Washington County Office, 28 Center Street, Machias, ME


Lily Calderwood, UMaine Wild Blueberry Specialist and Assistant Professor of Horticulture, and Marjorie Peronto, Extension Educator, UMaine Extension


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