Sun Journal speaks with Jackson about 500-acre farm for sale in Lisbon

The Sun Journal interviewed Tori Lee Jackson, an associate professor of agriculture and natural resources with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for an article about a nearly 500-acre, 227-year-old farm that is for sale. The Packard-Littlefield Farm, which covers parts of Lisbon, Sabattus and Lewiston, is on the market for $2.7 million, according to the article. Jackson said the average farm in Maine last year was 177 acres, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture statistics. “Many large farms have been broken up over the years with parcels sold off for housing or other developments,” she said. “So having nearly 500 contiguous acres in southern Maine is definitely something special.” Jackson said she thinks the property might attract a smaller, profitable farm looking to expand or a cooperative interested in pooling resources.