Climate Resilience

Farmers, our communities, and our economy depend on successful, thriving farms that are resilient to the impacts of a changing climate. Through climate-smart farming practices, infrastructure adaptations, and farm landscape planning, Maine farms can strengthen their climate resilience – while growing profitability, improving soil & water quality, sequestering carbon, and supporting the overall ecosystem.

A Comprehensive Toolbox

Farmers and farm businesses are on the front lines of climate change. Through our Climate Resilience programs, MFT provides resources and support that can help farmers identify the climate risks your farm faces, develop climate resilience strategies tailored to your farm, learn through peer learning and research, and access financial resources to implement climate-smart strategies. Our approach is flexible and multi-faceted to help farms address risks in production areas, infrastructure, and field edges – all of which are vital to making the whole farm resilient in the face of climate change.

Climate Impact Assessment Mapping Tool

Want to learn more about how your farm could be impacted by climate change? Explore our interactive mapping tool designed to help farmers assess the potential impacts of climate change on your current or prospective farm properties.

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Climate Resilience Assistance Grants

Facing an immediate problem due to the impacts of climate change? MFT offers flexible, one-time grants of up to $5,000 per farm to help farms in MFT’s Farm Network respond to current climate-related problems in ways that increase their resilience.

Climate Adaptation Planning

Ready to take a few months to develop a comprehensive plan for your farm? Farmers can work with MFT staff to develop climate adaptation plans for your whole farm and access resources to implement your climate resilience goals.

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Not yet in our Farm Network?

Check out the Climate Adaptation Planning program, or learn how you can join the network through our other farmer programs.

Not sure where to start?

We can help point you in the right direction for your farm business. Send us an email to start a conversation.

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Tricia Rouleau, Farm Network Director

Tricia Rouleau

Farm Network Director

Tricia Rouleau

Farm Network Director

Tricia Rouleau, Farm Network Director