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

Ag Day at the Legislature

Ag Day at the Legislature

Ag Day at the Legislature Bureau / Program: Agriculture-Conservation-Forestry, Agriculture Resource Development Date: May 17, 2017 Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Location: Hall of Flags Event Type: Special Event Celebration of Maine Agriculture Day at the Legislature Contact Name: Samantha Howard Contact Phone: 207-287-7620 Contact Email: Samantha.howard@maine.gov

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LATEST NEWS

Veggies For All marks decade of working to feed hungry people

Veggies For All marks decade of working to feed hungry people

By Abigail Curtis, BDN Staff Posted Feb. 08, 2017, at 8:21 a.m. UNITY, Maine — Ten years ago, a group of young Waldo County farmers became aware of a disturbing situation in the bucolic landscape around them. In a region of the state that is rich in agricultural land, one in seven people were considered

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How a Washington County farmer is working to fight hunger in Maine

How a Washington County farmer is working to fight hunger in Maine

By Abigail Curtis, BDN Staff Posted Jan. 18, 2017, at 6:29 a.m.  Milbridge, Maine — Farmer Michael Hayden held a bulb of his homegrown garlic aloft last week while a group of giggling children at the Milbridge Elementary School tried to identify the mystery vegetable. “Radish!” one shouted. “Onion?” another guessed. One little boy waved

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Calling all farmers for the 2017 USDA census of agriculture

Calling all farmers for the 2017 USDA census of agriculture

By Abigail Curtis, BDN Staff Posted Jan. 04, 2017, at 5:41 p.m. AUGUSTA, Maine — Are you a farmer? If you are, even on a tiny scale, it’s a safe bet that the United States Department of Agriculture is looking for you. Every five years, the federal agency’s National Agricultural Statistics Service conducts a census

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TV show filmed in Maine, ‘Growing Home,’ to focus on veterans-turned-farmers

TV show filmed in Maine, ‘Growing Home,’ to focus on veterans-turned-farmers

The Portland Press Herald | By Ray Routhier Staff Writer – January 4, 2017 Lane McCall has spent the last year or so listening to the stories of soldiers-turned-farmers, and he thinks he understands the connection. “The stories I’ve heard are of healing through working outside, and they (veterans) feel like they are accomplishing something and

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TOPIC OF THE MONTH

Farmland Leasing

Prices for farmland throughout the United States have increased substantially in the past 30 years.  According to the 1997 Census of Agriculture, Maine’s farmland values increased 639% from 1969 to 1997 and have continued to rise since then.  Although Maine’s prices remain lower, on average, than other New England states, purchasing land still requires capital that many farmers do not have.

Buying a farm is not the only way to farm in Maine.  Farmers who are ready to run their own agricultural business often must consider “non-ownership” options in addition to outright farm purchase.  In fact, a large majority of Maine farmers have always leased a significant portion of the land they operate.

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