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Friday, September 21
 

1:00pm

Conserving Farmland for the Next Generation
This program will focus on farmland conversation strategies that Maine Farmland Trust is using to protect Maine's farmland. Learn what an agricultural easement is, how you can transfer your farm to the next generation, and how MFT is helping farmers find affordable farmland.

Speakers
JP

John Piotti

Maine Farmland Trust


Friday September 21, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Litchfield Tent Agricultural Demonstrations Area

3:00pm

Access to Farmland: For Seekers & Landowners
Strategies for finding and acquiring farms, and for making land available for farming.

Speakers
JB

Jo Barrett

King Hill Farm


Friday September 21, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Litchfield Tent Agricultural Demonstrations Area
 
Saturday, September 22
 

4:00pm

Maine Farms for the Future Program
Once a year the Maine Farms for the Future Program offers ag business development grants on a competetive basis. Phase 1 grants assist farms with developing written business plans. Eighteen months later, Phase 2 grants and/or low interest loans help selected farms implement their plans.

Speakers
SG

Stephanie Gilbert

Maine Dept. Ag.


Saturday September 22, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Litchfield Tent Agricultural Demonstrations Area
 
Sunday, September 23
 

10:00am

Farmland & Tree Growth Property Tax Programs
We will walk you through the application process, answer your questions and discuss what is required to stay enrolled in these current use property tax programs.

Speakers
SG

Stephanie Gilbert

Maine Dept. Ag.


Sunday September 23, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Litchfield Tent Agricultural Demonstrations Area