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    John Piotti talks about farming innovations on MPBN

    From Maine Public Broadcasting Network, July 28, 2014 Farming in Maine has been rebounding. That’s, in part, because of innovations in marketing, finance, farming techniques and new products made from Maine-grown ingredients. MPBN’s Irwin Gratz talks about all that with John Piotti, executive director of the Maine Farmland Trust, and author of an essay on

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    Growing Closer: Female Farmers by the Numbers

    When you picture a farmer, you might imagine an older man in plaid, leaning on a pitchfork. And mostly, that image is still realistic—the average age of farmers in the US is 56.3 years, and 70% of them are men. However, in Maine at least, the numbers are beginning to change. From the most recent

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    Helping Fulfill a Dream

    This is a story from our Newsletter a year ago, with an update: It was not too many years ago that Rokes Egg Farm in Camden was a bustle of agricultural activity. And soon the property will be bustling again. Cooper Funk and Marina Sideris recently purchased the 40-acre property from MFT. They intend to

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    (Put Your) Hoe Down: A Raucous Square Dance Party

    The Brunswick Topsham Land Trust (BTLT), Greenhorns, Maine Farmland Trust (MFT) and Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA), will co-sponsor (Put Your) Hoe Down: A Raucous Square Dance Party on Saturday, July 26 8pm at the Topsham Grange in Topsham.  The event will feature Vermont dance caller Will Mentor and Old Time Fiddle Tunes by Sassafras

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    Making New Connections

    An intro to FarmLink from our Winter 2013 newsletter: Land access is a particular challenge for beginning farmers. MFT’s FarmLink program helps farmland seekers connect with farmland owners, in an effort to facilitate affordable land transfer. To date, FarmLink has made 90 “links” throughout the state—many helping beginning farmers. Successful links come in many different

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    A Link and Land Protection in Bowdoinham

    A snippet of our recent work, from our Spring 2014 newsletter: David Asmussen of Blue Bell Farm is the latest young farmer “digging in” in Bowdoinham, a community that has become a hub for next generation farmers. He and his wife Meredith recently purchased a 74-acre property, formally Dancing Cricket Farm, and have already begun

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Maine FarmLink is a farm transfer program that connects prospective farmers seeking farmland with retiring farmers and other farmland owners who wish to see their agricultural lands remain active. FarmLink is a program of MFT.

Visit the new site: www.mainefarmlink.org

About Maine Farmland Trust

Maine Farmland Trust works to protect farmland, and to keep farming in Maine viable and vital.

For more information, call Maine Farmland Trust at:
(207) 338-6575

Maine Farmland Trust
97 Main Street
Belfast, Maine 04915
Phone: 207-338-6575
Fax: 207-338-6024
Email: info@mainefarmlandtrust.org

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