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Free Farm Business Advising Opportunity for Maine Farm and Food Businesses

      Free Farm Business Advising Opportunity for Maine Farm and Food Businesses   Thanks to grant funding from the Northern Border Regional Commission, there is an opportunity for free business consulting for Maine farm and food businesses located in Androscoggin, Aroostook, Franklin, Hancock, Kennebec, Knox, Oxford, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Somerset, Waldo, and Washington counties. […]


DACF to Increase and Improve Access to Maine-Grown Foods

DACF to Increase and Improve Access to Maine-Grown Foods for Older Adults Using New Federal Grant Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry sent this bulletin at 03/28/2023 01:08 PM EDT View as a webpage  /  Share Agricultural Resource Development For Immediate ReleaseMarch 28, 2023 Media contact: Jim Britt DACF to Increase and Improve Access to […]


Open Farm Day 2023 Sign Up

Open Farm Day 2023 Sign Up, Farmer Webinar April 5 at 5:00 p.m. Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry sent this bulletin at 03/28/2023 05:15 PM EDT View as a webpage  /  Share Agricultural Resource Development It’s time for farms to sign up for Open Farm Day; the deadline is May 1. The event […]


DEALING WITH DROUGHT TALK

For the Mitchell Center’s next sustainability talk, we will be joined by Rachel Schattman, Assistant Professor of Sustainable Agriculture at UMaine. She will discuss the growing challenge of helping farmers adapt to increasing drought conditions in Maine. ______________________ All Mitchell Center talks are free and open to the public. Talks are held virtually via Zoom […]


2023 Farm Labor Survey

2023 Farm Labor Survey : UMaine Extension opens farm labor and compensation practices survey Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry sent this bulletin at 03/21/2023 12:03 PM EDT View as a webpage  /  Share     The following news item is being sent to DACF subscribers as a courtesy. UMaine Extension Opens Farm Labor […]


Browntail Moth Management Recertification Meeting

Browntail Moth Management Recertification Meeting Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry sent this bulletin at 03/21/2023 03:36 PM EDT View as a webpage  /  Share Board of Pesticides Control Do You Need Recertification Credits? The Maine Board of Pesticides Control and UMaine Cooperative Extension are pleased to offer a free, virtual recertification training covering […]


Great Ways to Learn about Spruce Budworm in Maine

Three Great Ways to Learn about Spruce Budworm in Maine Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry sent this bulletin at 03/21/2023 08:28 AM EDT View as a webpage  /  Share Maine Forest Service Three Great Ways to Learn about Spruce Budworm in Maine Review our annual report. Each year, the Maine Forest Service and […]


A LISTENING SESSION FOR AG

Greetings, The Maine Board of Agriculture will hold a listening session to gather the agricultural needs of the broader agricultural community on Thursday March 23rd from 2:30 – 4:00 pm in Augusta.  We will gather at the Cross Building Room 103 A/B.  Please circulate this announcement and invitation widely to all of your networks. See attached for a flyer to print […]


FY24 Community Project Funding (CPF)

This message is to inform potentially interested nonprofits and municipalities in ME-01 that the U.S. House of Representatives’ FY24 Community Project Funding (CPF), or “earmark” process, is now officially underway.   Here is a link to Congresswoman Pingree’s CPF Guide which contains the information you need to prepare a project request, including important updates for those of you who have previously […]


Love informational stickers

Love informational stickers? So do we! Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry sent this bulletin at 03/11/2023 06:26 AM EST View as a webpage  /  Share Maine Forest Service Love informational stickers? So do we! Developing outreach materials that people of all ages will enjoy and learn from can be quite a challenge. That’s why […]