The biggest farm-focused event in the state, with three days of presentations and workshops on a wide variety of agricultural topics, as well as an exhibitors area with information on new technologies and resources. Sponsored by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry. Admission is free. Here is a small sample of the many workshops being presented.
Positioning Maine Agriculture to Succeed: Building Farm-Friendly Communities
Tuesday, January 7th 2:15 - 3:15pm
A discussion on activities around Maine to help build farm-friendly communities with success stories from Cape Elizabeth, Bowdoinham, and other communities.
Local Food System Mapping
Tuesday, January 7th 1:30 - 4:30pm
Members of Maine Network of Community Food Councils and the Eat Local Foods Coalition will share approaches to local food system mapping and identify potential for collaboration going forward.
Farm Business Development & Community Scale Ag Infrastructure
Wednesday, January 8th 11:00am - 12:00pm
Discover what resources Maine Farmland Trust's Farm Viability Program is providing to help farmers enhance their ability to make good decisions about their farm business operations; and to better access infrastructure and new market opportunities.
Accessing Farmland: Conducting a Land Search and Establishing Tenure
Wednesday, January 8th 1:00 - 3:00pm
Thursday, January 9th 9:00 - 11:00am
Come and learn about all the tools and resources available to guide you as you search for your dream farm, as well as get a clear idea of all the considerations you need to keep in mind throughout the whole process.
For more information, as well as the full program, visit the Get Real Maine website.