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MOFGA’s Aroostook County Tour

Bonnie was one of 35 people who had a wonderful opportunity to learn more about food and agriculture in Aroostook County on MOFGA’s 3-day tour in mid-June. Participants represented nonprofits, foundations, investors and individuals who are active supporters of building healthy … Continue reading

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Alternative Food Production Needs Fresh Bread

This New Food Economy article details needs for funding local food businesses and the shift in mind sets required to make it happen. Sarah Smith of Grassland Farms, Iroquois Valley Farms and the Maine Harvest Credit Project are all featured … Continue reading

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News from Maine Grain Alliance

ALLAGASH BREWING COMPANY PLEDGES TO BUY ONE MILLION POUNDS OF MAINE-GROWN GRAIN, PER YEAR, BY 2021. Click here to read the full article from Maine Grain Alliance

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CEI Women’s Business Center upcoming Workshops!

CONTRACT LAW BASICS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES THURSDAY, JUNE 15 | 9-10:30am LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS WHEN STARTING A BUSINESS TUESDAY, JUNE 27 | 9-10:30am FUEL FOR GROWTH: THE RIGHT CAPITAL AT THE RIGHT TIME THURSDAY, JUNE 22 | 7:30-8:45am MAINE STARTUP & … Continue reading

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Maine Startup and Create Week

2 FOR 1 Week-long Tickets on Sale Now! Looking to kick off your summer with meaningful connections and game-changing insights, all in one amazing week? Please join us at Maine Startup and Create Week, from June 19-23! We’re thrilled to … Continue reading

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Farm Business Planning Course

Starting this November, the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry – Maine Farms for the Future Program and Jed Beach of FarmSmart Business Services will offer NxLevel™ Tilling the Soil of Opportunity, a business planning course tailored for Maine … Continue reading

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Portland Food Launch June 22nd

Is your Maine food business a Startup, Scale-up or Accelerate? If you’re a Maine food entrepreneur with an idea and passion, find out how to turn it into a real business.  details here.

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Business Insider: The Demand for ‘Local’ Food is Growing — Here’s Why Investors Should Pay Attention

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Congresswoman Pingree leads bipartisan bill to support continued growth in organic agriculture industry

For Immediate Release: WASHINGTON D.C. – Today Representatives Chellie Pingree (D-ME), Dan Newhouse (R-WA), and Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) will introduce the Organic Agriculture Research Act to support the continued growth of the nation’s booming organic agriculture industry. The legislation increases … Continue reading

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Dirigo Food Safety — Introduction to HACCP class

Dirigo Food Safety will be offering an in-person introduction to HACCP class June 5-6, 2017. Hosted at Lucy’s Granola in East Blue Hill, Maine, and taught by Dr. Michele Pfannenstiel, this course we will cover the principles of HACCP, how … Continue reading

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