MAINE FARMLINK

Maine FarmLink, a program of MAINE FARMLAND TRUST, is a linking service that helps connect people who are seeking farmland “Seekers”, with farmland “Owners” (or their representatives) who are looking to sell, lease or work out non-traditional tenure arrangements, based on their respective interests, needs and goals. Learn more

Farm Seekers

Maine FarmLink can help guide you towards the farm you are looking for.  We can provide the resources and info needed to start you on your new farm tenure journey. With many resources available, we can also point you in the right direction of numerous programs to help you succeed in your land search.

Farm Owners

Maine FarmLink can assist you in finding a farmer who has the potential to work with you in order to keep your land active in farming.  There are a large and growing number of prospective farmers who are ready, willing and able to farm in Maine.  FarmLink maintains a statewide database of these persons—one may be the right match for you.

Find a Farm

FarmLink maintains a state-wide database of land owners who have farms for sale, lease or are open to any other non-traditional partnering arrangements.  FarmLink is not a real estate agency, but rather an online matching service.  Many times the land owners have their farms listed with conventional real estate agents, and FarmLink is just a way to double their exposure, reach out to other farmers who would be interested in their land and assets and help them connect with other service providers to help with their farm transfer.

Some Maine Farm Facts

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FEATURED PROPERTIES

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River Rise Farm

This farm was a 625-acre working forest and dairy farm in its previous ownership. It has long been an agriculturally active farm located in an area of many other dairy, beef, vegetable, hay and other farms.

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Long Cove Farm

Long Cove Farm is a 150-acre salt-water farm located in Pembroke, Maine on the shores of Cobscook Bay.

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Sampson Farm

The 178-acre Sampson Farm is located on both sides of Middle Road on North Haven, a small island (accessible by ferry) approximately 12 miles east of Rockland.  The open land (about 40 acres) has been minimally maintained, and consists of land suited for pasture and hay production, with some potential for crops.

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Mucha Vista

72 acre farm – including a beautiful 3 BR, 2.5 bath home. There is also a separate building that includes a fantastic shop/studio/apartment.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Register for the 2017 Farming for Wholesale Program

Register for the 2017 Farming for Wholesale Program

Farming for Wholesale offers ongoing farm business planning assistance combined with day-long workshops for farmers. Get all the details and register online at: mainefarmlandtrust.org/workshops Registration for 101 open until January 6, 2017. Applications for 201 due December 1, 2016. Workshops will start January 14, 2017.

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2017 Maine Ag Trade Show

2017 Maine Ag Trade Show

The State of Maine Agricultural Trades Show takes place every January and serves as a source for agricultural resources and products. Producers and consumers alike visit this three day show to take stock of current programs, new technologies and to gather information on the agriculture industry. This show is sponsored by the Maine Department of

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LATEST NEWS

Access to farmland crucial for short-term and long-term growth of Maine agriculture

Access to farmland crucial for short-term and long-term growth of Maine agriculture

By Lauren Abbate, BDN Staff Posted Dec. 05, 2016, at 4:47 p.m. AUGUSTA, Maine ― If an ambitious local food vision for New England comes to pass over the next half of a century, Maine would once again become “the breadbasket” for the region, as it was centuries ago. But in order for the vision

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Farmland access conference in Augusta addresses challenges in succession, land transfer

Farmland access conference in Augusta addresses challenges in succession, land transfer

The Maine Farmland Trust estimates as much as 400,000 acres of farmland will change hands over the next 10 years.   AUGUSTA — There is a conflict within the farming industry, and it’s one that doesn’t have an easy resolution. Many young farmers are looking for land but finding the costs associated with acquiring acres

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Helen Norton: her legacy is the protection of land in Harpswell, including a shorefront family farm.

Helen Norton: her legacy is the protection of land in Harpswell, including a shorefront family farm.

BY MARY POLS STAFF WRITER, Bangor Daily News Conservationist Helen Norton grew up on a dairy farm in Pennsylvania Dutch country, which shaped her into someone who believes that agricultural land is precious. “Farming is my blood,” she said. Because of the work she and her late husband Walter did, farming is back in Harpswell’s

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TOPIC OF THE MONTH

Farm Transfer Planning

It is never too early to start thinking about planning for the future of your family and farm. Without thorough financial planning you may pay more taxes than necessary, your family may be unable to keep the farm if something happens to you. These situations may seem far off for your farm, but the only way to prevent them from happening is to start planning as soon as possible.

Maine Farmland Trust suggests the following resources, which will help you with your farm transfer, and how to get started with this planning process.

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