MAINE SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE SOCIETY
30 Years of Thinking Ahead
ME SAS promotes approaches to sustainable agriculture that benefit ecosystems, improve social equity and ensure profitability for Maine farms and families.
ME SAS hosts Trades Show presentations, Twilight Farm Tours and networking events. We also produce Newsletters, fact sheets and occasional publications.
Got an idea?
Our membership launches programs that address emerging and urgent statewide needs such as our meat traceability program More Maine Meat and our agriculture infrastructure and greenhouse improvement program SYRA.
Got an Idea to improve the sustainabilty of farms in Maine? Contact our board, we’d love to hear from you!
ME SAS collaborates with state and regional agriculture groups, and across disciplines to leverage collective thinking and maximize resources. Our programs center Maine farmers as thought and design leaders, often with wisdom of generations committed to improving sustainability for all Maine farms
BECOME A PART OF MESAS
There is no charge for membership; it is about a shared purpose. Members receive event notifications and periodic newsletters and the opportunity to be part of a broader conversation about sustainable agriculture in Maine. Your voice is valued!
LEARN ABOUT OUR APPROACH TO SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT HELPS MAINE FARMS ADDRESS URGENT ISSUES IN FRONT OF OUR INDUSTRY
MESAS addresses critical issues and emerging opportunities in Maine agriculture today. Contact our Executive Committee today to make contribution to More Maine Meat the Agriculture Infrastructure and Greenhouse Program or to an emerging area of need.
Your tax deductible contribution helps ensure a socially equitably, ecologically sound and profitable future for Maine agriculture.
The Maine Sustainable Agriculture Society is recognized by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as a 501 c3 organization.
SUSTAINABLE AG RESEARCHERS & SERVICE PROVIDERS
Novel infrastructure, marketing & 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 new 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