STATE OF MAINE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION & FORESTRY
AGRICULTURAL RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 28 STATE HOUSE STATION
AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0028
You are invited to the Agricultural Labor Field Day, Thursday, May 3rd, 2018, from 9:30 AM until 12:30 PM at KVCC’s Alfond Recreational Center located on the Hinckley Campus. This event is a collaboration between the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry (DACF), the Maine Department of Labor (DOL), and Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC).
Join others in agriculture in this new venue for professional networking and to find your next potential employee. For those of you looking to hire this is an opportunity to promote your summer jobs, internships, apprenticeships, and career opportunities at no-cost. It is also an opportunity to seek technical assistance and network with service providers focused on meeting the needs of the agricultural workforce. AgrAbility will be available to assist agricultural businesses with training and educational opportunities for those impacted by a disability.
DOL will be available to discuss developing job descriptions, recruiting skilled employees, posting job opportunities, find funding for training, increase employee engagement, and more. In addition, join Eastern Maine Development Corporation to discuss opportunities with the National Farmworker Jobs Program and network with staff from KVCC’s undergraduate programs in Sustainable Agriculture, Culinary Arts, and Business Administration on hosting internship opportunities for KVCC students.
PAUL R. LEPAGE GOVERNOR
WALTER E. WHITCOMB COMMISSIONER
April 3, 2018
Dear Agricultural Employers,
Please refer to the following program to plan your participation for this event:
• 8:30 AM -9:30 AM — Exhibitor sign-in and booth set-up
• 9:30 AM -12:30 PM — Open fair format for participants to visit exhibits and for exhibitors to host
If you are interested in exhibiting, please complete the attached registration form and send it to the address listed on the form, or email to email@example.com by April 19th. A prompt response will ensure maximum publicity of your participation. Registration is free and includes: an 8’ rectangular table, table cloth, and folding chairs. Upon receipt of your registration, you will receive an email confirmation, directions, and additional information.
AGRICULTURAL RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 32 BLOSSOM LANE, MARQUARDT BUILDING
PHONE: (207) 592-0640 FAX: (207) 287-5576 WWW.MAINE.GOV/DACF/ARD
If you are unable to attend but would still like to advertise your openings, please send me a copy of your job description and information on how to apply. We will distribute your information at the event and on the Farm Labor Link Network website.
Please feel free to distribute this letter and/or the attached flyer to those interested in attending this event. We have also posted the event on the DACF, DOL, and KVCC Facebook pages which you can share as well.
We look forward to hosting you for our Agricultural Labor Field Day 2018. If you have any questions, please contact me at (207) 592-0640 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yvette Meunier, Marketing Specialist
Agricultural Resource Development Division
28 State House Station/ 32 Blossom Lane
Augusta, ME 04333-0028
Office: 207.287.7625 / Cell: 207.592.0640 / Fax: 207.287.7548