Julie A. 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 >
York County Farm Bureau is sponsoring a Baler Workshop on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Carlisle Academy, 65 Drown Lane in Lyman, from 1 pm to 3 pm. Come meet Dale Hall, of Hall Implements, who will be teaching methods about good baler maintenance for both round and square bales.
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree will be offering an overview of the upcoming Farm Bill and afterward will be available for a question and answer session. This free and open to the public event is hosted by the Cumberland County Farm Bureau and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Cumberland County. Information about the live stream… Read more >
Click here to show your support! Right now, farmers and ranchers in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, and Colorado are being impacted by wildfires. They are in an urgent need of supplies. The Maine Farm Bureau is collecting donations to send to these neighbors in need. By working with our sister farm bureaus we can help farmers in… Read more >
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 >
This series of four workshops is intended to equip individuals, couples and families currently farming (as well as those seeking to farm) with information on topics that can seem complex and sometimes out of reach. They include: Farm Ownership, Transition and Mixer Date: November 30, 2016 Time: 1-5 Location: CEI 30 Federal Street Brunswick Risk… 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 >
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