Announcements

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 day-long workshops and grant opportunities.  For more information and […]

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USDA Issues Safety-Net and Conservation Payments to Maine Farmers

Producers who had 2018 covered commodities enrolled in ARC-CO can visit www.fsa.usda.gov/arc-plc for payment rates applicable to their county and each covered commodity. For farms and covered commodities enrolled in 2018 PLC, the following crops met payment triggers: wheat, canola, barley and corn.  Oats and soybeans did not meet 2018 PLC payment triggers.

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Farm Succession School

Are you unsure who will take over your farm? Feel like your family needs to start talking, but you don’t know where to start? Have questions about retiring that you don’t know how to answer? Can the farm support two generations? For more information and to register.

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Legacy Planning for Farmers

SCORE Maine and Mass Mutual are presenting a workshop on November 21st in Augusta.  This free workshop is to help farmers plan exit and retirement strategies while preserving the business they have built.  For more information and to register.

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Interested in Growing Your Business?

CEI has developed a collection of resources designed to help accelerate the growth of 3-5 businesses in our next round of the Tastemakers initiative – learn how to apply to be in the 2020 Tastemakers cohort.  For more information visit the announcement page here.

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MOFGA Technical Assistance Grant

MOFGA is now accepting applications to their technical assistance grant.  The application period is now open for certified organic businesses to apply for up to $2,000 in funds for technical assistance. Apply here! Please note: this grant is NO LONGER limited to businesses focused on wholesale markets, it is now also open to direct-marketing businesses. The deadline […]

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Farmland Access and Transfer Conference

The registration for the Farmland Access and Transfer Conference on November 18 is now open. This conference is being co-hosted by Maine Farmland Trust and Land For Good, and is being made possible thanks to the sponsorship by and presentations from many BFRN organizations.  Register here for the Farmland Access and Conference.

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2020 AgrAbility National Training Workshop Farmer Stipends

The vision of AgrAbility is to enhance quality of life for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities. AgrAbility will be holding its 2020 National Training Workshop (NTW) March 23-26 in Madison, Wisconsin. This is the premier training event for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers impacted by disability and for professionals working with them (www.agrability.org). The National AgrAbility Project (NAP) has a limited number […]

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2019 Farmland Access & Transfer Conference

Maine Farmland Trust & Land For Good are pleased to present the 5th Annual Farmland Access and Transfer Conference! Last year’s conference drew over 130 farmers, policymakers, service providers and advocates and featured storytelling, skill-building workshops, and thoughtful discussion around farmland access and transfer challenges and successes.  For more information on the conference or to […]

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