Information for Students

Welcome to Aroostook Farm

Aroostook Farm facilities are generally available to students in the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture for educational and related activities. We invite other UMaine students interested in using the facilities to contact the superintendent.

There are ten important things you should know:

  1. Your safety and the safety of others is your first responsibility.
  2. Students must complete all UMaine and Aroostook Farm safety training before participating in any farm activities. The safety training program begins with the link to Safety Information on the Aroostook Farm homepage.
  3. Staff and students must adhere to all Aroostook Farm policies and procedures. Policies and procedures information can be accessed from the Aroostook Farm homepage.
  4. The farm staff strives to be helpful and friendly. Your questions are welcomed, but please remember that the staff has many chores to complete before heading home.
  5. The busy nature of farm work during the year means that the Aroostook Farm staff may have difficulty fulfilling last minute requests. Please request approval for new activities weeks (or months!) in advance.
  6. The initiation of new student activities (courses, projects, club events, etc.) at Aroostook Farm must always begin with the faculty instructor or advisor contacting the superintendent.
  7. Maintaining a professional appearance is important to us. Please help us keep the place tidy.
  8. Farm superintendent, Randy Smith, wants to hear your thoughts on how to make Aroostook Farm a better learning environment for students. Please feel free to contact him will questions and comments.
  9. Aroostook Farm is a busy facility hosting faculty and graduate student research, public educational programs, tours, events, as well undergraduate classes and research. Please respect the activities and work of everyone.
  10. Become involved with activities at the farms! Do not be bashful about asking to volunteer for projects, observe research, or participate in other ways. If we know you are interested we can help find opportunities.

Again, welcome to Aroostook Farm. The farm staff will do their best to make your experiences great ones.