Aroostook Farm

Presque Isle, 150 miles from campus

507 acres

Owner: University of Maine

History: In the early 20th century, Maine farmers began to realize the importance of local agricultural research and encouraged the state to establish research farms. As a result, the 275-acre Greenwood Farm was purchased in 1912 with the intention of establishing a research farm. There was a need to expand in 1939, which resulted in the purchase of the adjacent Annis Farm. Together, these two farms make up what we now recognize as the Aroostook Farm.

Current Uses:  Aroostook Farm is the University of Maine’s largest research farm. Much of the research focuses on potatoes.

Potential Uses: Aroostook Farm could be available for use by the College for various purposes at the discretion of the lot manager.