Farms for Maine's Future: Comprehensive, Sustainable Strategies Using Teams

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2001: $145,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2004
Matching Federal Funds: $55,000.00
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $200,000.00
Region: Northeast
State: Maine
Project Leader:
John Piotti
Coastal Enterprises, Inc./Maine Farms Project

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: corn, flax, hops, oats, potatoes, rye, safflower, sunflower, wheat, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Fruits: apples, berries (other), berries (cranberries), grapes, peaches, pears, plums, quinces, berries (strawberries)
  • Vegetables: artichokes, asparagus, beans, beets, broccoli, cabbages, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cucurbits, garlic, greens (leafy), lentils, onions, parsnips, peas (culinary), rutabagas, sweet corn, tomatoes, turnips, brussel sprouts
  • Additional Plants: herbs, native plants, ornamentals, trees
  • Animals: bees, bovine, poultry, goats, rabbits, swine, sheep, fish
  • Animal Products: dairy
  • Miscellaneous: mushrooms


  • Animal Production: feed/forage
  • Crop Production: conservation tillage
  • Education and Training: general education and training
  • Farm Business Management: whole farm planning
  • Production Systems: transitioning to organic
  • Soil Management: green manures, organic matter
    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.