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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So You Want to Farm in Maine? Training in Central Maine

So You Want to Farm in Maine? Training in Central Maine

A Short Course for Individuals Who Want a Profitable Farm Operation. This course is designed for current farmers and those who are aspiring to have a farm. The purpose of this course is to equip participants with knowledge and skills to start, adapt and maintain a profitable land-based business. This multi-session course will be offered

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Maine Real Estate Professional Training

Maine Real Estate Professional Training

A Maine Real Estate Professional Training course on how to work with commercial farm buyers will be held on April 20, 2017 from 9:00am – 12:30pm at the Hutchinson Center, Belfast, Maine. Learn how farm buyers differ from other rural property buyers and what they look for in properties, plus how to reach them! Receive

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So You Want to Farm in Maine? Training in Central Maine

So You Want to Farm in Maine? Training in Central Maine

A Short Course for Individuals Who Want a Profitable Farm Operation. This course is designed for current farmers and those who are aspiring to have a farm. The purpose of this course is to equip participants with knowledge and skills to start, adapt and maintain a profitable land-based business. This multi-session course will be offered

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LATEST NEWS

Veterans are putting roost down in Maine – as farmers

Veterans are putting roost down in Maine – as farmers

By Abigail Curtis, BDN Staff Posted March 18, 2017, at 6 a.m. Last modified March 19, 2017, at 12:56 p.m. PITTSTON, Maine — A couple of years ago, when Army veteran Adria Horn found a piece of land she was interested in purchasing for her family’s new farm, she wanted to run the idea by

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Supporters hope to organize first-in-the-country food and farming credit union

Supporters hope to organize first-in-the-country food and farming credit union

by KATHRYN SKELTON, Staff Writer kskelton@sunjournal.com Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 5:24 pm Joel Alex, founder of Blue Ox Malthouse in Lisbon Falls, works on a small batch of beer in Lewiston last summer. Alex supports the idea behind the Maine Harvest Credit Project, which is looking to create a credit union that loans to Maine

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Why this Belfast teen learned the fine art of inseminating dairy cows

Why this Belfast teen learned the fine art of inseminating dairy cows

By Abigail Curtis, BDN Staff Posted Feb. 20, 2017, at 7:29 a.m. BELFAST, Maine — Last fall, 16-year-old Karagen Stone had to miss a couple of days of field hockey practice to take a special class. It wasn’t driver’s ed or SAT prep or anything else that might be expected for a high school sophomore.

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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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TOPIC OF THE MONTH

Agricultural Easements

Agricultural easements are a form of conservation easement, a voluntary, legal document attached to a property’s deed that limits the uses of that land. Yet agricultural easements allow more flexibility than traditional conservation easements, because they are designed to facilitate active use of the land for farming.  When we write an agricultural easement, we are always asking, “How does this easement preserve the ability of a farmer to farm?”

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