Ag Survey Results Panel Discussion

July 21, 2021, 1:00-3:00 PM
Via Zoom

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Register for this event to receive the Zoom link to participate in the meeting and a link to the recording if unable to attend live.

Estimated weekly sales loss attributed to COVID-19: 26% = $100-$1000; 15% = $1000-$5000; 7% = $5000-$10,000; 50% = no loss; 1% = $22,000; 1% = $40,000Last year was a great challenge for Maine farms. A number of organizations surveyed farmers and ag service providers to learn more about 2020’s stressors and what would help Maine farms recover in 2021. Many of these surveys and questionnaires were included in the  Maine Farm News, a bi-weekly electronic newsletter.

Farmers and ag service providers were very kind to complete these surveys and we thought they would be interested in learning about the responses from other farmers and service providers, says Donna Coffin, UMaine Extension Professor, so we have pulled together several surveyors to share responses from recent agriculture-oriented surveys in a panel discussion on Zoom on July 21st from 1 pm to 3 pm. Those who pre-register for this event will get the Zoom link to participate in the meeting and recording link if unable to attend live. Following the presentation of survey results, participants will be able to ask questions of panelists.

Survey results will be shared on the Maine Covid-19 Farmer Survey conducted by the Maine Farm Resource Network in April, May, and September of last year. How the Covid-19 Impact and Market Access Affected Maine Farmers conducted by Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, Maine Farmland Trust, the Cooperative Development Institute, and Coastal Enterprises, Inc.

Also, survey results from the Maine Farm Worker Compensation Survey conducted by Maine Small Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association, the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, and the Maine Department of Labor. Maine Heritage Industries Infrastructure Needs Survey conducted by Maine Department of Economics and Community Development; Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry; and assistance from the Maine Department of Marine Resources.

Anyone interested in receiving the bi-monthly Maine Farm News can send their email to or online.

For more information or a reasonable accommodation, please contact Donna Coffin at 207.564.3301 or in Maine at 1.800.287.1491 or 207.262.7726 (to leave a voicemail message) or