An UMPI faculty team is studying the potential of perennial grass production to supplement farm incomes and create jobs in Aroostook County. The goal of this study is to learn more about the potential contribution of grass biomass to the County’s portfolio of clean, renewable, “home grown” energy sources, which currently center on wood biomass and wind power. Grasses, such as switch grass, reed canary grass, or timothy, are being studied as possible feed stocks for a biomass pellet production facility. As part of this work, they conducted a survey of Fort Fairfield landowners who own greater than 10 acres. The team surveyed landowners about their current agricultural activities and resources, their farming experience and, importantly, their perspectives on grass biomass as a potential land use and production activity.