Twin win for fledgling oyster farmer

(04/15/19)

A young oyster producer in Maine, who is developing a patent-pending system to help automate the oyster harvesting process, has received $15,000 in prize money.

Maxwell Burtis an undergraduate at the University of Maine who also runs Ferda Farms LLC, won the funding by topping two categories at the 2019 UMaine Business Challenge.

He has pledged to use it “towards solar on the farm to increase the sustainability in all aspects and reduce...........................................................


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