Reports and Technical Papers

Securing the Future of Maine’s Organic Farms
Lead Author – Kiera Mulvey Bulan, February 2016
Co-Authors: Chris Hamilton, Daniel MacPhee and Ted Quaday
Focuses on the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association’s Beginning Farmer Training Programs. MOFGA has produced this report to highlight the many contributions that organic farmers are making to the vibrancy of Maine’s economy, communities, and agricultural landscapes. With a focus on past and present participants in MOFGA’s Journeyperson Program, this report documents the contributions of Maine’s beginning farmers and the tremendous impact of their work. Data included in this report was drawn from the 2012 USDA Census of Agriculture, the 2014 USDA Organic Survey, and a 2015 MOFGA Journeyperson Program participant survey.
Maine’s Organic Farms – An Impact Report
Jed Beach, January 12, 2011
Analyzes the current state of organic agriculture in Maine using U.S. Census Data. Key findings of the report include:
  • Farm level sales of organic products are $36.6 million. Indirect impacts of those sales take that figure to $91.6 million;
  • Organic farm numbers continue to increase rapidly. MOFGA certified 339 organic farms in 2008, and 582 farms report selling organically in the Census report.
Dairy Farms for the Future: Diversifying farms to expand direct markets for milk products
Kerri Sands, Maine Farms Project of Coastal Enterprises, Inc., Unity, Maine, and Russell Libby, December 2004
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