Maine Farm Bureau currently has three by-law changes that have been proposed. The proposed changes are: Article II. Section I. Number and Authority. Subject to such policies as may be duly adopted by the Voting Delegates assembled in regular or special sessions, the business and property of this Association shall be managed and controlled by the… Read more >
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Contributed by Jeff O’Donal, O’Donal’s Nursery, www.odonalsnurseries.com For decades, Maine’s horticulture industry grew plants on agricultural land throughout Maine. It performed this task as an industry on the fringe. While licensed and regulated through the Maine Department of Agriculture (now the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry), horticulture, or the growing of ornamental plants, was… Read more >
Join us for the Maine Farm Bureau’s Annual Meeting and Banquet, November 10-11 at the Caribou Inn & Convention Center in Caribou, Maine.
Do you want to be an integral part of helping Maine agriculture grow and thrive? The Maine Farm Bureau is currently seeking energetic leaders to become a part of its state board of directors! It’s easy to apply: Download and fill out the application found here Email the application as well as a resume or brief… Read more >
Julie Ann Smith has been named the new executive director of the Maine Farm Bureau Association. Smith will take over for current executive director Dr. Alicyn Smart, who is leaving Farm Bureau to accept a position as assistant professor and assistant plant pathologist at the University of Maine, Orono. A Maine native currently residing in… Read more >
American well-being is tied to the economic survival of rural America. More than 46 million people – about 15 percent of the U.S. population – live in rural America. They provide the food and fiber that feeds and clothes the nation, and much of the world. Despite its importance, the rural American economy has suffered,… Read more >
It took five years, but the vision of one Farm Bureau member has now resulted in potential savings for farmers all over the state. In 2011, Maine Farm Bureau member Melvin Williams proposed a resolution at his county annual meeting that farmers receive a sales tax exemption for off-road diesel fuel. The others at the… Read more >