Farm Scoop

Farm Scoop – February 2021

MOFGA’s New Apprenticeship Site is Live MOFGA’s Apprenticeship Program MOFGA have made significant changes in the program in line with their organizational equity goals so you may notice they are now operating with a smaller group of core farmers. They are encouraging applicants to apply early as we anticipate these opportunities filling up quickly. Northeast […]

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Farm Scoop – January 2021

CFAP Offers Additional Assistance USDA’s Farm Service Agency will accept new or modified CFAP applications from eligible producers January 19 through February 26, 2021. Certain producers will receive updated payments automatically. Are you eligible for additional assistance through CFAP? Application information related to your operation is detailed below by the specific commodity you grow or […]

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Farm Scoop – December 2020

Small Bites – Welcome the New Year and Learn Something for You 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 to […]

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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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