UMaine Extension hosts update for Maine farmers with Commissioner Beal

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will host an update for farmers online 10–11 a.m., May 29, with Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Commissioner Amanda Beal, and Bureau of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources Director Nancy McBrady.  

Topics will focus on the department’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact on Maine’s agricultural community. These include the efforts undertaken to date; producer concerns including labor, personal protective equipment, and federal assistance programs; and the ongoing coordination with agricultural partners and service providers in Maine, and regionally and nationally. Farmers and food producers will be able to share questions or concerns during the session as time allows.

The session is free; registration is required. Register online. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Donna Coffin, 207.262.7726; More information also is on the program webpage.