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Small Bites – Methods of Communication – Part 1 

Authored by Coaches Abby Sadauckas and Polly Shyka 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 families. There are a plethora […]

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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 about stress is generally not a […]

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Small Bites – Practical Tips for Farm Resiliency – Leadership

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. Each farm’s leadership team is different. Leadership doesn’t only mean “I am […]

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Customer Service and Covid

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 11:00a.m.-12:00p.m. Facilitated by Maine SBDC Topic: Customer Relations Fee:  No Cost Register Online In this session, we’ll discuss customer service best practices as you implement new safety policies and procedures for your business. We’ll talk about on-the-spot conflict resolution and how you and your employees can keep calm during confrontations with […]

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Start Selling Online with WordPress

Thursday, July 9, 2020 2:00-3:00p.m. Facilitated by Maine SBDC Topic: Marketing and Sales Fee:  No Cost Register Online With restrictions on in-person sales affecting small businesses worldwide, e-commerce has become even more important to the survival of a small business. Whether you need a single buy-now button or an entire shopping cart, learn how to […]

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Small Bites – Practical Tips for Farm Resiliency – Who Does What on the Farm?

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 farms are led by one person. Some by partners who are […]

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Public and Private Collaboration Assists with Maine Harvest Season Labor Needs

This month the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) and the Maine Department of Labor (DOL) are teaming up with farmers across Maine to launch Farming-For-ME (#FarmingForME) an agricultural job recruiting campaign. This campaign is aimed to assist the Maine farming community by connecting employers with potential employees through DOL’s existing Maine JobLink labor exchange. […]

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How to Generate Visibility and Traffic to Your Business

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Facilitated by Maine SBDC Topic: Marketing and Sales Fee:  No Cost Register Online How can your Maine businesses attract local and regional customers? How can you use SEO to generate more traffic and revenue? Do you ever wonder why people can’t find your local business on […]

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Small Bites – Practical Tips for Farm Resiliency – Reconnecting

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. Meaningful, relaxed, non-business oriented connection in times of stress is so important […]

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