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October 29, 2021

Long Shot Revival Homestead

Long Shot Revival Homestead, in Orland, is a family farm owned and run by Joe and Haley Brown. An Army National Guard veteran, Joe began farming, starting with a few piglets, as a good therapeutic outlet while he transitioned back to civilian life. As Joe and Haley considered expanding, Shannon Byers, a business advisor with Maine Small Business Development Centers at CEI, helped them explore options, leading to the addition of poultry to the farm. 
Joe also sought out support from United Farmer Veterans of Maine, a nonprofit for Maine veterans launching and growing agriculture businesses.

With business booming, Joe and Haley worked hard to stay positive and provide local food for their community. Their dedication to quality and keeping people healthy helped to transcend the isolation of the pandemic. To support fellow veterans, Joe offers a 10% veterans discount on Long Shot Revival products.

Learn more about Long Shot Revival Homestead

Looking to Start or Grow Your Business?

No cost, one-on-one assistance is provided to potential and existing business owners and managers in Maine by the Maine Small Business Development Center (Maine SBDC) at CEI. Maine SBDC Advisors at CEI are qualified business people with diverse educational and business experience. CEI-hosted advisors are available in Augusta, Bangor, Brunswick, Ellsworth, Machias, Rockland, Waterville and Wiscasset.

For more information about the services available or to make an appointment with a business advisor, please contact the office nearest you or request a consultation

For more information on CEI’s loan offerings, including our Sea Farm loans, visit: https://www.ceimaine.org/financing/

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