Kersbergen Writes Article for BDN on Growing Farmers’ Revenue

Richard Kersbergen, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator on sustainable dairy and forage systems, wrote an article for the Bangor Daily News titled “How Maine’s vast pastureland can help farmers grow revenue.” Even though Maine is seeing a surge in small farms, Kersbergen suggests farm revenues and viability can be increased by tapping into an underutilized resource: grass. “Maine has a huge amount of grass pastures and hayfields that can produce quality milk and meat at a low cost,” Kersbergen wrote. He added Maine has a lot of acreage that could potentially produce high-quality forage for beef and lamb production.