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Explore the work we are doing, told through the stories of the people who make up the Wolfe's Neck community.
The Year of Female Farmers
If you visited us at Wolfe's Neck Center this summer, you may have noticed a welcome sign of change: both our organic dairy apprentice crew and fruit & vegetable intern crew were comprised solely of females. They all felt a sense of pride for representing to our many young visitors what a farmer can look like.
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Allie’s Story: Roots at our Farm
Growing up in Yarmouth, Allie Armstrong remembers time spent outdoors and frequent trips to Wolfe's Neck Center. From childhood into her teen years, her relationship with our nonprofit educational farm only grew. This place not only shaped who she is today, but she too has become an invaluable resource to our organization in recent years.
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What Brings a Story to Life?
There's a bit of magic in the story of Strega Nona, and there's also a bit of magic in bringing a story to life. With the help of a hay wagon, farmers in a vegetable plot, and an outdoor cooking station, these children shared in moments of discovery that can only happen at a place like Wolfe's Neck Center.
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Farmers Make a Frittata (VIDEO)
Watch as our three organic dairy apprentices, Corinne, Caitlin, and Tierney make a frittata with all of the extra eggs and other ingredients from the farm!
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First Snowfall (VIDEO)
Tuesday’s dusting of snow around the farm was a cozy reminder to the animals that life in the barn sure is a good one…
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Fall Layers of Membership
Fall is all about apples, foliage, and...wearing layers. Our members know that being part of our special community is the base layer of what makes Wolfe's Neck Center the one-of-a-kind educational resource that it is for so many. We count on our supporters to keep us bundled up through the seasons, and we hope that you, too, will see the many layers that make up our Wolfe's Neck Center membership.
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Cows for Climate Change Research
Wolfe's Neck Center has secured a key partnership in a $3 million grant with Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences to expand research on how to reduce methane emission by cattle and the effects of adding Maine seaweeds to a cow's diet. Cattle are the largest human-caused source of methane emissions—the most potent of greenhouse gases—making dairy farms a source for reducing emissions at the start.  
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Playing Like Champions: A Morning Milking Football Commentary
It's football season and just like Sunday gameday, our farmers are running through plays to get our cows milked, fed, and happy. Check out the play by play by legendary commentators Bob Cowstas and Dairy Bradshaw.
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Henhouse Automatic Door (VIDEO)
Our farmers were finding that is was becoming time consuming to venture out on pasture to let the laying hens out of their housing every morning and back in each night. That's when they figured out how to power the henhouse door automatically.
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What is a Farmer?
What is a farmer? The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines a farmer as “a person who cultivates land or crops or raises animals (such as livestock or fish).” Although this statement is very true, a farmer is much more than this.
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