Journeyperson Program

Get your farm business started with MOFGA


Technical Assistance

Business Planning

Help Getting Established


MOFGA seeks applicants who are serious about operating farm businesses in Maine that will make significant contributions to the agricultural community and economy. While open to farms at any stage of development, the program is best utilized by those who have an established farm business with secure land tenure and will use this program as a tangible step toward achieving their farm goals.
MOFGA seeks application to the Journeyperson program from farms that meet the following criteria:
The MOFGA Journeyperson program, while open to any farm that meets the above criteria is best suited for farms that have:

* MOFGA can provide resources to assist in obtaining land tenure – please contact the Journeyperson Program at [email protected] ASAP.

** For more information about the program, please watch the information session  and contact Beginning Farmer Specialist, Bo Dennis at [email protected] for any follow up questions. 

Components of the Program

MOFGA offers participants in the JP Program a 2-year package of support, including:


Applications are due for the Journeyperson program each year on January 31.

Please complete an application by making a copy of the application, editing it and sending it to [email protected].

After applications are received and a farm qualifies for the program, we will reach out to schedule an interview. Application and interviews will be accessed based on this rubric.

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