• Institute for Local Food Systems Innovation
    An innovation hub for sustainable agriculture & economic development supporting Maine's food & beverage industry.
  • ADVANCING OUR COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY AND WELLNESS
    The Institute is driven by our institutional pursuit of environmental and social justice.
  • Enterprises
    The Institute seeks to develop small and midsize food producers and manufacturers through the operation of food enterprises.
  • Our Partners
    The Institute is a collaboration of Saint Joseph's College, the federal government, regional planners, corporate partners, and individuals determined to make a difference.
  • Infrastructure & Technology
    Construction of a hydroponic greenhouse, 3,400 s.f. food community kitchen, livestock barn, municipal water supply, and renewable energy systems will begin in 2018.
  • COMPETENCY-BASED EDUCATION & CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS
    The Institute offers agricultural and food industry programming designed to meet the needs of workers and lifelong learners interested in building skills and competencies, beginning in 2018.