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November 1st and 3rd

SAVE THE DATE – Sodexo Informational Meetings

The University of Maine & the University of Maine System in partnership with Sodexo will be holding two informational sessions in early November for farmers and food processors on how to sell their products to the University of Maine System. More information can be found here Maine Course Save the Date v2 (PDF).

 

New England Farm Succession School

Augusta, Maine: November 1; December 6, 2016 & January 24, 2017 at Viles Arboretum

Concord, NH: November 2; December 7, 2016 & January 25, 2017 at NH Farm Bureau

Randolph, Vermont: November 3; December 8, 2016 & January 26, 2017 at VT Technical College Enterprise Center

The Farm Succession School is a three-session program designed for farmers looking for a bit of structure and motivation to tackle succession planning. The program will bring you from thinking about the future to doing active planning. Your commitment of three winter days will help to guide you toward a successful planning outcome for you, your family and your farm.

You will come away with a concrete game plan for your farm business, your land and your retirement. Whether or not you have an identified successor, this program will give you information, tools and advice to build a realistic plan that meets your objectives and enables you to take next steps. More information can be found here LFG-Farm-Succession-School-2016-Flyer_FINAL (PDF).

 


Ongoing

Learn to farm online this winter from NE Beginning Farmer Project

Winter is a great time for farmers to rest, slow down the pace, and build new skills for the coming growing season. The Cornell Small Farms Program is pleased to announce the winter roster of online courses available through its Northeast Beginning Farmer Project. These courses help farmers learn from the latest research-based education.

Learn which courses would be best for youread about our team of experienced instructors , see answers to Frequently Asked Questions, and view the calendar of course offerings.

 

Wolfe’s Neck Farm Dairy Training Program

Wolfe’s Neck Farm is now accepting applications for their newly launched an organic dairy farmer training program on our farm in Freeport, Maine. This is an intensive, experiential 18-month residential paid program that offers a high degree of support to help new organic dairy farmers start their own operation.

Ideal applicants will have dairy farm experience and are certain that they want to be a dairy farmer. The curriculum provides a solid background in the fundamentals needed to start and manage a dairy farm (business management, pasture and soil management, and animal health are the main areas we’ll focus on). Our team of experts provides specialized support through training, securing financing, locating land, and during the first few years of operation.

Learn more:  www.wolfesneckfarm.org/organic-dairy-farmer-research-training-programWe’re accepting trainee applications on a rolling basis.

 


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