Technical Assistance & More

Farming challenges a person to build their skills in art, science, technology, commerce, communication, planning and more. For assistance on how to find, start, expand and diversify your farm, and to learn more about transferring and selling your farm to keep it in agriculture use, please contact the Division of Agricultural Resource Development at (207) 287-3491.

Farmer Resources

Service Providers Resources by County

Beginner Farmer Resources

According to the USDA, a ‘Beginning Farmer or Rancher’ is someone who has operated a farm or ranch for 10 years or less. Here are links to some of the many excellent online resources for “beginning farmers” of all ages and varied life experiences.