ORONO — University of Maine Cooperative Extension has released the fifth installment of “Growing Maine,” a series of short documentaries highlighting Maine food producers and farm families. This latest video in the series tells the story of Cedar Run Farm in Bradford, a natural grass-fed beef and pork operation.

Leanne and Billy Waters started the farm when their children were young, and now Cierra and Colby are active in the farm operation. Their participation started in the UMaine Extension 4-H program and grew into a full-scale beef operation.

Leanne, Cierra and Colby talk about the past and the vision for the future, as each of the youth plan on staying connected to agriculture when they finish high school.

The video series helps consumers get to know their food sources better. Farmers and producers share their behind-the-scenes perspectives on how decisions are made. For those aspiring to farm, the videos are a way to hear directly from farmers and producers about what is most important to them.

UMaine Extension helps support and grow the food-based economy statewide, and is the only entity that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, education, production, processing, commerce, nutrition and food security and safety are integral and interrelated.

The “Growing Maine” series can be viewed online at extension.umaine.edu/growing-maine.

For more information, contact Leslie Forstadt at 581-3487 or [email protected].

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