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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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NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant announcement

NRCS-Maine is announcing the availability of a Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies. Information on USDA-NRCS-ME-CIG-20-NOFO0001014 may be found at this link on Grants.gov. Applications are accepted from eligible entities for projects carried out in the state of Maine. A total of up to $300,000 is available for the MaineCIG […]

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Considerations for greenhouse lighting with LEDs

The UNH Cooperative Extension Landscape and Greenhouse Team will host a free webinar on “Lighting approaches to maximize profit (LAMP): considerations for greenhouse lighting with LEDs” from 7-8 p.m. June 29. The guest speaker will be the Neil Mattson, Associate professor and greenhouse extension specialist, Cornell University Supplemental lighting is often needed for on-time production […]

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Small Bites – Practical Tips for Farm Resiliency – Navigating Disaster

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. COVID-19 was described recently by Scott Carlson of Farmers’ Legal Action Group […]

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