Agriculture

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Resources

Organizations Assisting Farmers

Maine Farm Bureau

Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF)

Natural Resources Conservation Services

Farm Service Agency

Knox Lincoln SWCD Beginning Farmers Program

Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association

Get Real Get Maine

Maine Dairy Promotion Board

Maine Dairy Industry Association

Web Soil Survey – A tool for learning about the soil types on your land.

Recommended Books and Publications

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The Art and Science of Grazing: How Grass Farmers Can Create Sustainable Systems for Healthy Animals and Farm Ecosystems by Sarah Flack


NOFA Guides Set: Whole-Farm Planning: Ecological Imperatives, Personal Values, and Economics (Organic Principles and Practices Handbook Series) Paperback – April 15, 2011by Elizabeth Henderson , Karl North


Farming for Bees: Guidelines for Providing Native Bee Habitat on Farms
By Mace Vaughan, Jennifer Hopwood, Eric Lee-Mader, Matthew Shepherd, Claire Kremen, Anne Stine, and Scott Hoffman Black


Attracting Native Pollinators: Protecting North America’s Bees and Butterflies By The Xerces Society


Farming with Native Beneficial Insects By The Xerces Society