Marketing & Membership Coordinator (Part-time) MFB is seeking an individual to coordinate membership recruitment and retention of the county Farm Bureaus and state committees. The coordinator will serve as a staff liaison with program development and implementation to both the counties and committees. The individual will also develop and implement strategies for marketing and public… Read more >
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Maine Farm Bureau is offering the Livestock Producers Scholarship again this year at a value of $500.00. The deadline for the scholarship is December 30, 2016. We encourage all those eligible to apply. Click here for application Eligibility includes: -Applicant and/or guardian must be a current member of Maine Farm Bureau. -Student must be a… Read more >
The Maine Farm Bureau is concerned that although Maine has the highest number of farms of any New England state, it also ranks the highest for the number of food-insecure residents in New England, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. USDA defines someone as food-insecure if they have limited or uncertain access to adequate… 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 >
Click here to read the Portland Press Herald article titled, “Alicyn Smart’s sowing the seeds of growth at the Maine Farm Bureau”.
The USDA APHIS will host a free webinar and twitter chat on biosecurity in backyard flocks next Thursday February 25, 2016 at 2:00 PM ET. This webinar will help backyard flock owners keep their birds and their families healthy. Dr. Megin Nichols, Enteric Zoonoses Activity lead at CDC will be sharing information on preventing human Salmonella infections from… Read more >
The 64th Annual Meeting of the Maine Farm Bureau Association will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 7 and 8, 2015 at the Sheepscot Harbour Village & Resort, 7 Island Lane, Edgecomb, ME 04556. The meeting will be hosted by Knox-Lincoln County Farm Bureau. Farmers from around the state will convene to discuss… Read more >