Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA) Program

Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA) provides cost share assistance to agricultural producers to voluntarily address issues such as water management, water quality, and erosion control by incorporating conservation into their farming operations. Producers may construct or improve water management structures or irrigation structures; plant trees for windbreaks or to improve water quality; and mitigate risk through production diversification or resource conservation practices, including soil erosion control, integrated pest management, or transition to organic farming.

For Fiscal Year 2015, Maine NRCS will again be offering financial assistance for irrigation systems and introducing an opportunity for funding deer exclusion fencing for orchards having 40 or more fruit trees through the AMA program.

Applications are taken on a continuous basis.  The deadline for applications is August 15, 2014 to be considered for funding in 2015. 

The following documents requires  Adobe Acrobat (.pdf)

2014 AMA Payment Schedule (.pdf)

2014 AMA Micro-Irrigation Application Evaluation and Ranking Tool (.pdf)

2014 AMA Sprinkler Irrigation Application Evaluation and Ranking Tool (.pdf)

National AMA Web Site


Program Contact:  Susan Arrants, Assistant State Conservationist for Programs - 207-990-9564 or email