ORONO, Maine — Farmers, farm families and farm employees interested in improving farm communications will have three opportunities to participate in a workshop, and up to four farm-coaching sessions, beginning Dec. 5, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., at Kennebec Valley Community College, 92 Western Ave., Fairfield.
Additional workshops are scheduled Jan. 8, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., at University of Maine Cooperative Extension Hancock County office, 63 Boggy Brook Road, Ellsworth; and Feb. 5, 9 a.m.–noon, online only.
UMaine Extension human development specialist Leslie Forstadt, and family and community mediation director Karen Groat will lead the workshops. Each participant will identify unique needs and create a plan to address them. All workshop attendees also are eligible to apply for up to four coaching sessions at no cost. The farm coaching sessions will focus on farm decision-making, goal setting or communication.
Cost is $15/person or $25/couple, and includes workbook and refreshments for Fairfield and Ellsworth trainings; $10/person for online session. Register online.
For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Angela Martin, 207.581.3739; email@example.com. More information also is online. The workshops and coaching are made possible by a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture Northeast Extension Risk Management Education.
–University of Maine Cooperative Extension
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