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Wolfe's Neck Farm gets a new name

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FREEPORT (WGME) -- A familiar farm in Freeport is getting a new name.

Wolfe's Neck Farm will now be called Wolfe's Neck Center for Agriculture and the Environment.

The name change builds on the work the farm has been doing when it comes to how agriculture affects the environment.

About a third of all greenhouse gases worldwide come from agriculture.

The farm has become a leading center for regenerative agriculture research, which is a way to cut down on greenhouses gas which contributes to climate change.

“I think that the new name really helps signify the breath of our work, but also a growing focus related to work being done at the intersection of agriculture and the environment,” Dave Herring, executive director for Wolfe's Neck Center for Agriculture and the Environment, said.

The farm is the world's first regenerative farm observatory. Moving forward, the farm will continue to focus on soil health.

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