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Youth in Agriculture: How Young People are Getting Involved with Farming in Maine


Maine's agricultural future depends on the interest and involvement of young people. We'll learn about the programs and educational efforts aimed at fostering the farmers of tomorrow—and why some see these young people as essential to the economic success and culture of our state.


Sally Farrell, 4-H youth development professional, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Doug Robertson, education specialist, Agriculture & Natural Resources, Maine FFA State Advisor

Rebecca Barulli, student and CASE scholar, St. Joseph's College

Carson Flewelling (by phone), recent graduate, Easton Junior-Senior High School, involved with FFA

Heidi Baker (by phone), general manager, Aldermere Farm & Erickson Fields Preserve, Maine Coast Heritage Trust

Joe Grady (by phone), senior director of programs, Wolfe's Neck Agriculture & The Environment

Amelia Duca (by phone), 16-year-old, raises sheep and is homeschooled