Announcements

MOFGA’s New Apprenticeship Site is Live 

MOFGA have made significant changes in the program in line with their organizational equity goals so you may notice they are now operating with a smaller group of core farmers. They are encouraging applicants to apply early as we anticipate these opportunities filling up quickly. MOFGA’s Apprenticeship Program

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Northeast Greenhouse Conference & Expo

​The biennial Northeast Greenhouse Conference & Expo is co-sponsored by New England Floriculture, Inc. – a group of grower representatives from the Northeast, augmented by University and Cooperative Extension staff in each state who specialize in greenhouse crops and management. Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn, share and connect with other industry professionals! For […]

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CFAP Offers Additional Assistance

USDA’s Farm Service Agency will accept new or modified CFAP applications from eligible producers January 19 through February 26, 2021. Certain producers will receive updated payments automatically. Are you eligible for additional assistance through CFAP? Application information related to your operation is detailed below by the specific commodity you grow or raise. Producers who are […]

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Maine Risk Management and Crop Insurance

For questions regarding Maine risk management and crop insurance, please contact our Crop Insurance Education Program Manager: Chris Howard at: christina.howard@maine.edu or at 207.570.2868. For more information or questions regarding subscription information, contact Caitlin Ramsay, Administrative Specialist, Highmoor Farm, caitlin.ramsay@maine.edu or 207.933.2100. Any reference to commercial products, trade names, or brand names is for information only, and no endorsement or […]

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MFRN Journeyperson Programming Accepting Applications and Information Session

MOFGA is now accepting applications for the Journeyperson program, a 2 year support program for farmers in their first few years of a farm business.  This program provides mentorship, technical assistance, connections to a wider network of farmers in Maine, whole farm planning and business planning education, and educational stipends. To learn more about the […]

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Pesticides Applicators 15 credit hours of free, virtual programming Jan. 19-21 during the 2021 Agricultural Trades Show Online

University of Maine Cooperative Extension Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) and the Maine Board of Pesticides Control (BPC) will offer 15 credit hours of free, virtual programming Jan. 19–21 during the 2021 Agricultural Trades Show Online. Other groups are also offering pesticide applicator recertification credits at the Ag. Trades Show (see the BPC Credit Calendar). There […]

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USDA’s Local Food Marketing Practices Survey

The 2020 Local Food Marketing Practices Survey is a survey conducted by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service to produce data about local food marketing practices. This 2017 Census of Agriculture special study provides data on the marketing of locally and regionally produced agricultural food products, as directed under the 2018 Farm Bill. Respond Online Click […]

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The Four G’s: A Tool for Family Meetings, Too

Authored by Coach Polly Shyka Small Bites are short, informational articles with practical ideas about stress reduction, improved communication, and farm 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 teams. In a previous “Small Bites” […]

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USDA Announces Quality Loss Assistance Now Available for Eligible Producers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) today announced that signup for the Quality Loss Adjustment (QLA) Program will begin Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. Funded by the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2020, this new program provides assistance to producers who suffered eligible crop quality losses due to natural disasters occurring in […]

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Is 2021 your year for farm coaching? Clarity Shows Care

Authored by Coach Polly Shyka Small Bites are short, informational articles with practical ideas about stress reduction, improved communication, and farm 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 teams. Read more collected Small Bites. […]

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