MFB Vision, Mission and Grassroots Policy-Making

Agriculture in Maine will be a diversified, growing and vital part in Maine’s economy that is supported by thriving and responsive Maine Farm Bureau, respectful of heritage, while embracing technology and innovation.

Maine Farm Bureau leads the way as the unified voice in preserving and growing Maine’s agriculture. Maine Farm Bureau works to ensure sustainability and profitability of Maine’s natural resource businesses.

The process by which Maine Farm Bureau policies are formulated is significant. Starting with individual members, ideas, which win the majority support through annual meetings are carried to the majority support through annual meetings are carried to the level at which they apply-county, state, or national.

Maine Farm Bureau (MFB) is a true grassroots organization made up of farmers who work together through county meetings and voting to identify key issues that are lobbied for in Augusta and Washington D.C. Our goal is to advocate policies and practices that create growth and prosperity for those who harvest everything from land and sea.

In addition to supporting the success of all sizes and types of farms from small to large, from horticulture to aquaculture and forestry, food and fiber. Maine Farm Bureau campaigns for Maine agriculture as a whole; focusing on regulations that relate to production, processing, business practices and landowner rights.

We have deep and long-term roots in Maine and have an experienced knowledge base that is available for young, new, in-need and interested farmers.

By joining the Maine Farm Bureau, you support sustainable farming, your neighbors, your economy, and access to fresh food and products.

Maine Farm Bureau Stewardship Pledge

Agriculture provides the basis upon which our lives depend. It is said that there is no culture without agriculture. For the benefit of both farmers and consumers, we pledge to protect this foundation of civilization for future generations by maintaining/advancing:

Healthy Environment: Being conservators of the human and natural resources entrusted to us on our farms

Healthy Communities: Providing the benefit to our communities of local farm products

Healthy Farms: Committing our lives as farmers to care for our families, our land, our communities, our state and our nation. We believe the best way to preserve Maine’s breathtaking landscape, traditional rural character and exceptional quality of life is to keep Maine’s natural resource based industries vibrant. We invite organizations, governments, businesses and individuals to join us in preserving the lifeblood of Maine communities.