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Maine farm and environmental center to support education mission

Maine farm and environmental center to support education mission

FREEPORT, Maine (AP). A Maine-based organization that manages a popular coastal farm, environmental center, and training facility plans to open an education, research, and training facility.

Wolfes Neck Farm Foundation will receive a $2.5million loan from the federal government for their Smith Center for Education and Research. In a Jan 26 statement, the U.S. Department of Agriculture stated that the center will allow Wolfes Neck to expand their ability to engage with charitable, educational, and scientific activities related alternative farming techniques, conservation management and education, and public stewardship.

Wolfes Neck is also expected to use the center to increase the number who can attend events such as seminars and workshops. It will also include a teaching kitchen, classroom space, and other facilities.

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Wolfes Neck stated that the Smith Center is named in honor of the original donors and long-time farm owners. The farm was established over 60 years ago.

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