Since 1978, CEI has played a strong role in the family farm sector. CEI has provided more than $10 million in financing and equity investments to over 140 agricultural and food-related enterprises, leveraging another $43 million in additional public and private capital. Its work has now broadened its focus to provide comprehensive support for building the local food system infrastructure.
Maine Cooperative Extension
The University of Maine Cooperative Extension provides small business education for Maine people through a network of 16 county Extension offices throughout the state. Using research-based information and other resources, faculty and staff provide educational programs targeting home-based and micro-enterprise businesses in any stage of their business life, especially the "thinking about it" stage. Small and Home Based Business Virtual Resource Library
Maine Department of Agriculture Business Development
Technical Assistance, Business Resource Directory, Ag Business Planning, Ag Business Loans and Grants and other Ag Development programs and projects.
Other information at the Maine Department of Agriculture
AGRICULTURAL RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT DIVISION