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 >
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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 >
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 >