Posts Tagged ‘Agricultural Trades Show’

Workshops for New Farmers to be Held at Agricultural Trades Show

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Agricultural Trades Show Maine logoAre you a new farmer? Do you need help navigating the various programs and services available to help you succeed in your new farming enterprise?

The Beginning Farmer Resource Network (BFRN) — a coalition of farm service providers supporting the whole farm community including agriculture, aquaculture, and forestry — will be conducting workshops on various topics for new farmers at the Agricultural Trades Show to be held at the Augusta Civic Center on January 7-9, 2014.

The schedule and topics for these workshops can be found in the Agricultural Trades Show program brochure. The workshops will be held from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8 and from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Thursday, January 9. There will also be a networking room where you can come and talk to a representative of BFRN about your farm. The networking room will be open Tuesday-Thursday during the hours of the Trades Show.

Go to BFRN’s website at www.umaine.edu/beginning-farmer-resource-network/ — the one-stop website for new farmers — for a “toolbox” of information on important issues/concerns that farmers should think about when starting their business.

Direct Marketing of Beef in Maine

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

The Maine Beef Producers Association and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension are sponsoring this free program for beef producers on Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 starting at 1 pm at the Agricultural Trades Show in Augusta.

If you are thinking about marketing your beef through value added direct markets, this program will help you learn about the benefits and challenges of this marketing method.

1:00 pm: Three R’s of Beef Sales In and Out of the State, Dr. Henrietta Beaufait, Maine Department of Agriculture Meat and Poultry Inspection Program

1:30 pm: Here’s the Beef Panel of Producers and Processor

2:45 pm: Are Beef and Technology Right for You? Panel discussion on buying clubs, online farmers markets, and other innovative marketing possibilities

4:30 pm: Maine Beef Producers Association Annual Meeting

5:30 pm: Maine Beef Producers Association Directors Meeting