Farm Labor Sessions at Maine’s Agricultural Trades Show

Have you experienced challenges finding good labor on your farm? If this is the case, you are not alone. Join the Farm Labor Link Network, MOFGA, University of Cooperative Extension, the Maine Department of Labor, legal experts, and fellow farmers for back to back sessions to explore options and share ideas for addressing farm labor shortage on Tuesday, January 15 at the Agricultural Trades Show. Come find us with your labor questions. All are welcome!

Session I: 9-10am: How to stay staffed throughout the summer

In a tight labor market what are your strategies to keep your farming operations rolling this coming season? In this panel session the Farm Labor Link Network will examine hiring incentive programs, the H2A temporary worker program, and provide you with the resources to recruit and retain employees.

Session II: 10-11am: Farm Labor Roundtable

The Farm Labor Link Network along with other service providers including MOFGA, University of Cooperative Extension, and Maine Department of Labor is coordinating an open discussion about agricultural labor needs and brainstorming solutions.

For more information, contact Yvette Meunier at 207.592.0640 or