Climate Adaptation Planning

To keep Maine’s farms thriving, farmers will need to adapt to the increasing frequency of extreme weather events, including excess rainfall and drought, warming temperatures, and sea level rise. With the Climate Adaptation Planning program, we can help you make a plan to address the risks that climate change may pose to your farm over the short-, medium-, and long-term. 

Ready to develop a comprehensive climate resilience plan for your farm? 

Work with MFT staff to develop comprehensive climate adaptation plans for your farm over the course of 3 to 6 months. This program is designed to ease the uncertainty and challenges farmers face around the future impacts and risks of climate change by creating actionable, timely steps to increase your individual farm’s resilience. Climate Adaptation Plans can be a helpful way to think about longer-term planning with the support and accountability of a service provider who can help you access technical and financial resources.

The planning process uses your knowledge of your farm and available climate change projections to assess climate risks, identify and prioritize potential strategies, and set short, medium, and long-term goals for your farm. MFT staff will connect you with the expertise and resources to explore strategies to build your whole farm’s resilience through farming practices, infrastructure upgrades, and/or landscape alterations. Once you complete your plan, you are eligible to apply for a grant of up to $5,000 to implement new strategies. In addition to the grant, we can work with you to navigate a variety of other financial resources available to fund the activities in your plan.


Any farm may apply to complete a climate adaptation plan. Depending on the volume of applications, we may not be able to work with every farm at a given time.

How to Apply

We are not accepting new farms to our Climate Adaptation Planning program at the moment. Please fill out this form to express your interest.

Get In Touch

Tricia Rouleau (she/her)

Farm Network Director

Tricia Rouleau (she/her)

Farm Network Director