Mainebiz covers UMaine Extension resources for farmers, consumers

Mainebiz covered several University of Maine Cooperative Extension resources for farmers and consumers as the growing season begins amid the COVID-19 pandemic. UMaine Extension has an online Maine farm product and pick-up directory that provides information on available local farm products and alternative pickup options developed by farmers statewide, the article states. To help small scale dairy farms that do not have backup in case the farmers get sick, the UMaine Extension Waldo County office is compiling a list of available people with some experience on dairy farms, especially milkers. Names and contact information will then be shared with those dairy farmers requesting assistance, Mainebiz reported. And UMaine Extension is offering Daily Maine Farmer sessions online from 10 to 11 a.m. weekdays for farmers and farm service providers to share information.