Farm Scoop

Farm Scoop – November 2020

Small Bites – How Cross Training can Benefit the Efficiency of the Farm Authored by Coach Polly Shyka Small Bites are short, informational articles with practical ideas about stress reduction, improved communication, and farm and family well-being. They are written by coaches from UMaine Extension’s Farm Coaching team. Farm Coaches are available at no cost […]

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Farm Scoop – October 2020

Roots of the Soil: Legal and Policy Issues in Succession Planning for Socially Disadvantaged Farm Families A LIFE Project Webinar Wednesday, October 28 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET During this webinar, staff members from the Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers Policy Research Center will be discussing the public policies surrounding access to credit and heirs […]

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Farm Scoop – September 2020

Tour the Deer Isle Hostel: 21st Century Homesteading October 6, 2020 – 7 p.m. Anneli and Dennis live on 21 acres on Deer Isle where they grow gardens, orchards, chickens, mushrooms as well as manage a woodlot and hostel.  Join us for a virtual tour to learn more about their ventures, with a focus on how […]

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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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