Upcoming Events for Farmers
Our programs are built on the principle that hands-on and peer-to-peer learning are the most effective ways to develop expertise, share innovation and grow the supportive communities of practice that farmers, gardeners and eaters need to succeed in building a sustainable food and farm system in Maine. Join us for our various workshops, meetings, farm tours and conferences throughout the year!
State Sales Tax Changes In another move affecting some cheese makers and other food processors, Maine has substantially changed its sales tax rules regarding food. No longer is the tax as straight-forward as groceries (non-taxable) and prepared food (always taxable). Now some groceries are taxable. For example, a mix called a “DIP” is taxable. A
By Diane Schivera, M.A.T. Getting your livestock to the butcher or processor is not just a matter of walking them onto a trailer and driving there. There are procedures to do first and best ways to transport in order to produce quality livestock products. Planning and Delivering for Slaughter You need to contact the processor
By Cheryl Wixson There are certain times in the life of your farm or business when circumstances beyond your control – such as the death of your partner, health of a family member, loss of a facility due to fire or other disaster – require that the business enterprise cease operation for a period of