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Greenhorns summer workshops are gathering agriculture experts Down East

July 10, 2019 – By Claire Cekander, Bangor Daily News – Greenhorns will celebrate its 12th year with a summer workshop season in Downeast Maine. We’ve received generous support from Maine Community Foundation and have been able to put together an impressive curriculum of workshops based on the natural resources of Downeast Maine. More links

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Tree Farm award winners honored during COVID constraints

September 6, 2020 – Turner Publishing – In ordinary times, the Maine Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year hosts Forestry Field Day, a highly anticipated, festival-like event sponsored by Maine Woodland Owners and Maine Tree Farm. This celebration draws a broad spectrum of the forest industry to tour the land and learn about the award

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New Initiative Aims To Ease Maine’s Farm Labor Shortage

September 6, 2020 – By Jennifer Mitchell, Maine Public – In recent decades, farms have faced difficulties in finding enough people to work. This year, the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry decided to try and do something about it with an initiative called FarmingForME, including a social media blitz, an awareness and education

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New Mainers group raises $367K to purchase Androscoggin County farm

August 31, 2020 – By William Hall, Mainebiz – After last week completing a $367,000 crowdfunding campaign that included over 1,500 donors, a Lewiston-based group of New Mainers plans to purchase a 104-acre farm in the nearby Androscoggin County town of Wales. More links New Mainers group raises $367K to purchase Androscoggin County farm

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Hot, dry July diminishes local blueberry yields

August 27, 2020 – By Eli Forman, Castine Patriot – Those hoping to stock up on blueberries for the freezer may have limited options this year, as drought conditions combined with coronavirus precautions have reduced yields for many producers both locally and statewide. More links Hot, dry July diminishes local blueberry yields

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