Our office offers many services and
information for farmers and landowners in Hancock County including soils maps,
financial assistance programs, soil testing kits, and educational information.
Please see the links below for some of the services and information we provide
or call the District office for more information. There is also useful
information in the Publications & Information link to the left.
- Transferring Farms to the Next Generation: This document is the
handout from a talk that Jeffrey W. Jones, Esq. gave at our Tax Laws for
- Maine's USDA Agricultural Mediation Program: A certified
agricultural mediation program for Maine offering assistance to help resolve
agricultural related disputes before they end up in court.
USDA Mediation Program
- Woodlot Owner Resource List: A list of what organizations are
available to help woodlot owners.
- Landowner Options for Preserving Farms and Farmland: A brochure
on the different options for reducing costs of land ownership, increasing
business viability, and planning the transfer and preservation of farmland.
Maine Farmland Protection Program
- FarmLink: The FarmLink program, administered by the Maine
Farmland Trust, helps keep farmland in production by connecting farmland
owners looking to sell (or lease) to farmers seeking land.
Publications and Information: Fact sheets, manuals, and guides
All programs and services of the Hancock County Soil & Water
Conservation District are offered on a nondiscriminatory bases without regard to
race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political
beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status. Persons
who require alternative means of communication of program information should
contact USDA’s Target Center at (207) 720-2600. To file a complaint of
discrimination, write to USDA Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326W
Whitten Bldg. 14th and Independence Ave., SW, Washington D.C. 20250-9410, or
call (292) 720-5964.