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2019 Growers Meetings Scheduled for February

You’re Invited!

Winter Growers Meeting for Southern Maine Farmers

When: February 14th, 2019 – 10:30am – 3:30pm
Where: Public Meeting Room – University of Maine Cooperative Extension, York County Office, 15 Oak Street, Suite 302, Springvale, ME 04083

MOFGA, York County Farmers’ Network, and Umaine Cooperative Extension are pleased to invite you to be our guest at a winter Growers Meeting this February 14th, 2019. This event will provide the southern Maine community of farmers an opportunity to connect with one another, to hear about MOFGA technical services and programs for commercial growers, and to learn more about and from the York County Farmers’ Network. Our intent is to offer both high value content and to hear more from local farmers how we can better support one another in your region.

A local foods lunch will be provided. Please RSVP so we make sure we have enough food for everyone, but registration is not required to attend! All commercial growers are welcome.

Topics for the day will include business support services for farmers, making organic certification more accessible (using standard operating procedures), time for topics specific to local farmer interests, and more! We hope to see you there!

Agenda*
10:30 Welcome and Introductions
11:00 Organic certification and SOP’s: making certification record-keeping more accessible for farmers
12:00 Business support services: Where to turn when your farm needs to adapt and evolve
12:30 Lunch
1:00 Lunch/Meet with local service providers
1:30 Listening session: what are the trends and concerns for farmers in S. ME?
2:00 York County Farmer’s Network session
*Agenda may shift somewhat based on registrant needs and interests.

Not in Southern Maine? Keep an eye out for a meeting near you!
Aroostook County – February 28th, Littleton Snowmobile Club
Downeast – February 27th, Ellsworth City Hall
Western Maine – February 13th (tentative), Sangerville Grange