AUBURN, Maine — Maine producers, farmers and farm managers are welcome to attend the Farm Business Management Forum being hosted by Farm Credit East and SCORE Maine. The forum will be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at O’Brien’s Restaurant at the Best Western in Waterville, Maine, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.is free to attend and lunch will be provided.
The Farm Business Management Forum is a series of educational sessions to enhance attendees’ business management skills. Learn how to increase business performance and profits, along with new hiring strategies.
Speakers will include Nancy McBrady, Bureau Director of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources; SCORE Maine Ag Mentors Stephen Veazey and Allyn Lamb; and Farm Credit East Consultant Ethan Robertson. Topics will include farm policy, diversification strategies and business planning considerations.
The meeting will also feature a producer panel consisting of Hanne Tierney from Cornerstone Farm in Palmyra; Marsha Hamilton from Piper Farm, LLC, in Embden; and Joel Gilbert from Berry Fruit Farm in Livermore Falls. The panelists have combined expertise in the pork, greenhouse, vegetable, poultry, dairy, fruit and ag retail industries.
For more information or to register,or contact Ethan Robertson at (207) 784-0193 or .
–Farm Credit East