Farm Scoop

Farm Scoop – August 2020

Recovery Grant Opportunity The State of Maine just launched the Maine Economic Recovery Grant Program through the ME Dept. of Economic Development. The ME Bureau of Agriculture has also tasked a staff member to help farmers prepare to apply for the program, which has a VERY short application period (August 21- September 9, 2020). Grants up to […]

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Farm Scoop – July 2020

Small Bites – Talking about Stress Authored by Coach Polly Shkya Small Bites are short, informational articles with practical ideas about stress reduction, improved communication, and farmer well-being. They are written by coaches from UMaine Extension’s Farm Coaching team. Farm Coaches are available at no cost to work remotely with farmers and farm teams.  Talking […]

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Farm Scoop – June 2020

Public and Private Collaboration Assists with Maine Harvest Season Labor Needs Small Bites are short, informational articles with practical ideas about stress reduction, improved communication, and family well-being. They are written by coaches from UMaine Extension’s Farm Coaching team. Farm Coaches are available at no cost to work remotely with farmers and farm families. Some […]

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Farm Scoop – May 2020

Small Bites – Practical Tips for Farm Resiliency – What’s a SWOC and how can it help? Small Bites are short, informational articles with practical ideas about stress reduction, improved communication, and family well-being. They are written by coaches from UMaine Extension’s Farm Coaching team. Farm Coaches are available at no cost to work remotely […]

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Farm Scoop – April 2020

Navigating the PPP Loan Application Webinar Join us for a special Legal Food Hub webinar Tuesday, April 28th at 1:00PM EST. Mary Rose Scozzafava is a volunteer attorney for the Legal Food Hub and a board member of a small local community farm in Lexington, MA. She recently assisted the farm in applying for a PPP […]

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Farm Scoop – March 2020

COVID-19 and Maine Ag FAQ University of Maine has just launched a site for you to submit your COVID-19 related agriculture questions. Answers will be posted on this FAQ site. Please submit your questions and share with other farmers. New England Grassroots Environmental Fund The COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund is for groups of three people minimum, […]

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Farm Scoop – February 2020

Wild Blueberry Conference 2020 UMaine Wild Blueberry Conference Date: February 22, 2020 (Snow date Feb 29) Location: Hollywood Casino, 500 Main St., Bangor, ME 04401 Time: 8:30 am – 4:15 pm Registration Deadline: February 16, 2020. Register early, space is limited to 200. Growing Hemp in Maine Interest in hemp production has increased significantly with the passage of […]

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Farm Scoop – January 2020

Deadline for Conservation Reserve Program General Signup USDA Reminds Producers of February 28, 2020 deadline for Conservation Reserve Program General Signup.  CRP is a land conservation program administered by FSA. In exchange for a yearly rental payment, farmers enrolled in the program agree to remove environmentally sensitive land from agricultural production and plant species that […]

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Farm Scoop – December 2019

Boots-2-Bushels: Boot Camp for Market Gardeners and Farmers Do you want to learn how to go from seed to salary with this FREE course for military veterans interested in growing and selling their own farm produce? Participants who attend all classes and participate in the growing program will earn a Certificate of Completion and Letter […]

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Farm Scoop – November 2019

Farming for Wholesale 101 + 201 Registration is OPEN Registration is now open for The Business of Farming for Wholesale. Are you an experienced Maine farmer who wants make more money wholesaling your products?  Farming for Wholesale helps farmers participate in, or scale up for, wholesale markets. We combine ongoing farm business planning assistance with […]

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