UMaine Extension offers course on farm business management

Machias, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension is holding a multisession course this fall for those who want to start a profitable farm or expand their farm hobby to a profitable business. Taught by UMaine Extension educators, “So You Want to Farm in Maine?” is scheduled for Nov. 5, 8, 13 and 15 at the UMaine Extension Washington County office, 28 Center Street, Machias.

The $50 per person fee includes the textbook “Starting and Running Your Own Small Farm Business” by Sara Aubrey. Successful course completion qualifies participants for FSA Borrower Training Credit.

Register for So You Want to Farm in Maine, Washington County.  For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Tara Wood, 207.255.3345;

University of Maine Cooperative Extension:
As a trusted resource for over 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine’s land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaine Extension helps support, sustain and grow the food-based economy. It is the only entity in our state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition, and food security and safety are integral and interrelated. UMaine Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H.

About the University of Maine:
The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state’s land grant and sea grant university. As Maine’s flagship public university, UMaine has a statewide mission of teaching, research and economic development, and community service. UMaine is among the most comprehensive higher education institutions in the Northeast and attracts students from Maine and 49 other states, and 67 countries. It currently enrolls 11,240 total undergraduate and graduate students who can directly participate in groundbreaking research working with world-class scholars. The University of Maine offers 35 doctoral programs and master’s degrees in 85 fields; more than 90 undergraduate majors and academic programs; and one of the oldest and most prestigious honors programs in the U.S. The university promotes environmental stewardship, with substantial efforts campuswide aimed at conserving energy, recycling and adhering to green building standards in new construction. For more information about UMaine, visit