Lisa Bio

Lisa L. Turner, PE, CSS

79 Wardtown Road
Freeport, Maine 04032
Phone: (207) 865-3743
email: lisa@laughingstockfarm.com

REGISTRATION

  • Registered Professional Engineer, Maine
  • Certified Soil Scientist, Maine

APPOINTED AND ELECTED POSITIONS HELD

  • Board of Directors, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners (MOFGA), 1997 to 2005
  • President, MOFGA, 2003 to 2004
  • Treasurer of Board of Directors, Freeport Chamber of Commerce, 2010 to 2012
  • Legislative Committee, Maine Farm Bureau, 2009 to 2015
  • Ag Services Committee, MOFGA, 2005 to present
  • Chair of Farmer to Farmer Conference Planning Committee, MOFGA, 2013 to 2015
  • Board of Directors, Maine Vegetable and Small Fruit Growers Association, 2014 to present

EDUCATION

University of Maine at Orono, Maine

  • B.S. Soil Science with highest distinction
  • B.S. Civil Engineering with highest distinction

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

  • Laughing Stock Farm, Freeport, Maine, Co-Owner – started vegetable farm, and sell a variety of vegetables in Portland, Maine area, to wholesale accounts and CSA member families. Currently employ 8 full time seasonal employees to assist in the work on 15 acres of vegetables and flowers. Farm year round, using lightly heated greenhouses through the winter.
  • Soil Lab Technician, University of Maine at Orono – conducted chemical and physical tests to help classify the soils of Maine
  • Civil Engineer, E.C. Jordan Co., Portland, Maine and Sevee and Maher Engineers, Cumberland, Maine – participated in all aspects of landfill design, including site location searches; test pitting and test boring; design of liner systems, underdrain systems, cover systems, access roads, leachate and storm water detention ponds; hydrogeologic studies and groundwater models; construction monitoring; water level and water quality testing. Prepared groundwater model for remediation for McKin site in Gray, Maine
  • Summer Assistant, Blueberry Research, University of Maine at Orono – field help including transplanting, fertilizing, watering, and raking blueberries for University research