Explore the work we are doing, told through the stories of the people who make up the Wolfe's Neck community.
New England Grazing Network and the Power of Partnerships
Whether from the rolling green mountains of Northern Vermont or the coastal farms of Midcoast Maine, attendees of New England Grazing Network’s (NEGN) annual NE Grazing and Livestock Conference flocked to Amherst, Massachusetts in late January of this year to connect, share knowledge, and make plans for advancing regenerative grazing management as a viable and…
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Volunteer Spotlight: Chris Scanga
If you have visited Wolfe’s Neck Center in the past two years, it is highly likely that you have crossed paths with Chris Scanga. Chris and his partner Debby Schwartz have volunteered at Wolfe’s Neck Center since their first visit in 2021. Chris and Debby have spent the winter months volunteering in Arkansas before returning…
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Regenerative to Climate-Smart: Fostering a Better Food System
Charlie Baker grew up on Wolfe’s Neck in Freeport, Maine and has worked in various roles at Wolfe’s Neck Center for Agriculture and the Environment (WNC) over the past seven years. Since this past fall (2023), he has been working with the advancement team as Special Projects Advisor.  In this role, Charlie has been exploring…
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A Farmer’s Perspective: The Grass-fed Transition at the Wolfe’s Neck Center Dairy
Written by Kate Sabino, Wolfe’s Neck Center Dairy Grazing Apprentice  Wolfe’s Neck Center is currently in the process of transitioning our dairy herd to a 100% grass diet, which benefits the herd, the milk, our pastures and soil health. Kate Sabino, a Dairy Grazing Apprentice here at Wolfe’s Neck Center, gives her perspective on this…
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Invasive Green Crabs: Implications & How to Utilize Them
This blog post was written by Mary Parks, Founder & Director of ~~~ Green crabs were first spotted in Casco Bay in the early 1900s after moving northward from Massachusetts waters where they were introduced a century before. In recent years, green crabs have become Maine’s most common crab species, wreaking havoc on some…
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Getting Growing: A Guide to Starting Seeds
This post was written by Dwight Hobbs, Wolfe’s Neck Center’s Fruit & Vegetable Manager. ~~~ We are deep in stick season here in Maine, and I am looking forward to warmer days when our vistas are full of lush green pastures and bountiful crops. This time of year, I am focused on starting seeds for…
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What is Bistro Beef?
Wolfe’s Neck Center has been a place of innovation for decades. As one of the first chemical-free beef operations in the country, Wolfe’s Neck Center’s farming operations continue to build on that legacy with new products, techniques, and education opportunities as we head into the nonprofit’s third decade in operation.  This year, we are introducing…
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An OpenTEAM Fellow’s Reflection on Connection
This post was written by Genna Fudin, an OpenTEAM Fellow. Learn more about our fellows program here. — I started working with Quivira’s Carbon Ranch Initiative in August 2022 sharing a joint fellowship appointment with another non-profit organization, Point Blue Conservation Science. The Quivira Coalition and Point Blue Conservation Science are amongst a diverse global…
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A Farmer’s Story: The Poetic Nature of Agriculture
This post was written by Ben Gotschall, our Dairy Manager. ~~ Recently a potential apprentice candidate contacted me about Wolfe’s Neck’s dairy farmer training program. A college student majoring in English with an emphasis on Creative Writing, she will graduate soon and is looking for something to do next.   “I was so excited to see…
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Healthier Farms, Healthier Planet
Bringing together people to discuss progress, innovation, and education is one of the many ways that Wolfe’s Neck Center seeks to make agriculture a solution to climate change. In 2022, we had the distinct honor of facilitating and hosting several educational opportunities for food system leaders and land stewards.   No Till Event  In July, we…
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