....Farmer led programs that improve Maine's agriculture

SUSTAINABLE AG RESEARCHERS & SERVICE PROVIDERS

Novel infrastructure, marketing and workforce development

Maine farmers - whether recent immigrants, multigenerational settlers, or indigenous - often often need support from larger resource networks to improve their efficacy for the communities  they serve. We work with MOFGA, Maine Farm Bureau, Maine DACF, and across higher ed with collaborating federal and state organizations.

View our latest video produced by one of our UMaine collaborators and the Knack Factory.

FARMERS & AG PRODUCTION SECTOR

Maine sustainable farming leaders

ME SAS relies on its network of farmers to develop and evaluate programs that can help improve systems, build stronger value chains and grow Maine's agricultural economy. Have something to offer?  Consider becoming a member or nominating a member to join our board.

AGRICULTURE ENGINEERS, ENERGY, TECH & MANUFACTURING

Connecting Maine's workforce across disciplines

We work with regional and global innovators to improve Maine sustainable ag infrastructure and workforce. Current initiative include our Greenhouse & Ag Infrastructure Improvement Program and our More Maine Meat Initiative

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MESAS SUMMER 2021 NEWSLETTER; Twilight Tour Schedule + New Video Launch!!!

Updates and on the ground work from the Maine Sustainable Agriculture Society! Click here to view the newsletter . https://youtu.be/lvkLPnscBU8 This past winter our Greenhouse and Ag Infrastructure Improvement Program developed a video: "From the Field; Year round food production infrastructure" that focused on insights from some of the leading year round food vegetable producers in Sagadahoc...

NEW Fact Sheets for Maine Greenhouse and Agriculture Infrastructure Improvement

Please view the latest new on fact sheet releases here or click on the illustration below:

Greenhouse and Agriculture Infrastructure Program Webinars 9/8 and 9/10

For Release Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 4pm FMI Contact: William Giordano, Greenhouse and Agriculture Infrastructure Program Director e-mail: mainesustainableag@gmail.com phone: (207)570-8760 ANNOUNCEMENT: Calling Maine Greenhouse Growers and Service Providers: AGRICULTURE INFRASTRUCTURE & GREENHOUSE PROJECT EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS SEPTEMBER 8th & 10th ; REMOTE ACCESS AVAILABLE The Maine...

MESAS 2020 SUMMER NEWSLETTER

2020 MESAS SUMMER NEWSLETTER: Some real gems in this one folks. "Vintage ME SAS" Digital Video Release and new educational programs from the Maine Greenhouse Project - Summer News From the Maine Sustainable Agriculture Society - https://mailchi.mp/mesas/mesassummer2020

Sustainable Year Round Agriculture Project Final Report

The Maine Sustainable Agriculture Society (MESAS) recently finalized a report on a selection of infrastructure options for year round covered agriculture in Maine.  The report is the culmination of a research, design and demonstration initiative that began in 2014,   also know as the Sustainable Year Round Agriculture (SYRA) Cluster Initiative. The project demonstrated new technologies that show...

2020 Maine Agriculture Trades Show

Greetings from MESAS, and happy 2020!   We are excited about our trade show program and annual meeting next week on Tues Jan. 14 from 1-5 in the Somerset Room, and hope you will join us. If healthy profit margins are the key to keeping good Farmers in business and Farmland in production, it is a well known fact that the two strategies to doing that are to 1. Deliver more product to market...

Certified Maine Meat Pilot Program Draft Manual

The Certified Maine Meat pilot program manual is available to read and review below: Download the full manual as a pdf (or right click to open on a new page)

UMaine Convenes Tech Teams to Build Tools for Small and Diversified Farms

A report from the field: by, William Giordano In the first weekend of March, undergraduate and graduate students from approximately 30 universities participated in a “Hackathon” Hosted by the University of Maine and their America East Academic Consortium that focused on building tech tools for small farmers. Hackathon’s are becoming popular events in the tech world. They are competitive hardware...

MESAS Winter Newsletter

Click here: MESAS Winter 2019 Newsletter

Tour of Little River Flower Farm Year Round Vegetable And Flower Production Greenhouse

Little River Flower Farm will be open for tours of their year round production facility starting at 4PM Thursday November 8th, at 160 Turkey Lane in Buxton. Tours will showcase their system of organic soil based vegetable and flower production in insulated and heated raised beds. The greenhouse is heated by a pellet fuel to furnaces made by Kedel which are distributed in Maine by True North...

MESAS 2020 SUMMER NEWSLETTER

2020 MESAS SUMMER NEWSLETTER: Some real gems in this one folks. "Vintage ME SAS" Digital Video Release and new educational programs from the Maine Greenhouse Project - Summer News From the Maine Sustainable Agriculture Society -...

Sustainable Year Round Agriculture Project Final Report

The Maine Sustainable Agriculture Society (MESAS) recently finalized a report on a selection of infrastructure options for year round covered agriculture in Maine.  The report is the culmination of a research, design and demonstration initiative that began in 2014,  ...

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