Training Schedule

Recorded Webinar

December 8, 2017

To view the webinar and receive FREE digital resources please register online.

In this 90-minute training providers will consider the needs of farmers and skills related to communication, decision making, goal setting and time management. Participants will learn about a new farmer typology designed to deepen service providers’ understanding of farmers both beginning and established. Service providers will be introduced to the idea of acting as a guide rather than an expert in consultations. Project participants will have an opportunity to network and share the tools they currently use. Members of the project team will introduce new tools and resources for service providers that are designed to assist farmers with the challenges related to interpersonal skills.

Please share this invitation widely with colleagues in your agency or organization and professional networks. 

Registration will close on December 3rd. The week of December 4th participants will receive the webinar details and resources for use during the training.


Leslie Forstadt – PhD, Human Development Specialist, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, conducts educational programs and research about farm/family balance, communication skills, and stress reduction. She is the current project leader for the NESARE PDP.

Abby Sadauckas – MFA, is a farmer at Apple Creek Farm in Maine and service provider utilizing farming experience gained through various new farmer training programs. She serves as project manager for the NESARE PDP.

Elaine Bourne – JD, Community Mediation Services/Maine Agricultural Mediation Program Director, Volunteers of America Northern New England specializes in mediation and farm transition. She is part of the project team for the NESARE PDP, assisting with facilitation, curriculum design and implementation.