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On The Road – Downeast Meeting Minutes 10/10/18

An equally excited group of Slow Money Maine planners and participants created our second “On the Road” event in Machias on Oct. 10th. A group of 40 people gathered from varied sectors of Washington County to meet each other, network, … Continue reading

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Two Programs to Support Beginning Farmers

The Farmer’s Edge A 10-week, on-line business course designed to give farmers the skills and tools needed to cultivate financially sustainable businesses. Whether they struggle to understand the basic economics of their business or just want to increase their farm’s profitability, … Continue reading

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Maine Harvest Credit Project Raises $2.4 Million in Start-up Grant Capital

As of August, 31, 2018, the Maine Harvest Credit Project completed raising the necessary $2.4 Million in startup grant capital. The last commitment, from the Maine Credit Union League brought them right to the mark.  They are very appreciative of … Continue reading

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Maine Grain Alliance Grant Opportunities

The Maine Grain Alliance seeks applications to award mini-grants of $250 – $1,000 to fund need-based technical assistance (TA) and equipment that will help grain-based business owners secure economic opportunities in Maine. Grain-based business owners and entrepreneurs demonstrating financial need … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Northeast Farmers of Color Land Trust Coordinator

We are excited to announce forward movement on a land trust committed to land reparations and repatriation for Indigenous, Black, Latinx, and Asian farmers and earthkeepers in the Northeast. Please see the job description below and also on the web here. Position: Land Trust Coordinator Job Description: The Northeast … Continue reading

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FarmSmart Business Services offers NxLevel™ Tilling the Soil of Opportunity

Are you ready to restrategize your farm’s business model? Then it’s time to “press the pause button” and finally give yourself time to refresh your thinking, conduct research, and make positive changes to your business model. This winter, the Maine … Continue reading

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October 3, 2018 Gardiner SMM Gathering Minutes

Our first SMM gathering since Spring brought together a varied group of familiar and new network participants. In Bonnie’s opening remarks, she shared the especially difficult aspects of summer for producers, including drought and workforce issues, cancelled milk contracts, along … Continue reading

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Community, Our Economy: Economic Democracy for Maine; November 10th

Our Community, Our Economy: Economic Democracy for Maine  Join us on November 10th in Augusta 46 University Dr, Augusta, ME 04330 “What would it look like if we had an economy that put people and environment before corporate profits?” On … Continue reading

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“So, You Want to Farm in Maine?” Course Now Offered

A course to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to start, adapt, and maintain a profitable land-based business. Learn more about the program This multi-session course is designed for people who want to start a profitable farm or expand … Continue reading

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Top Gun Program Coming to Central Maine

Top Gun Program Coming to Central Maine The Harold Alfond Institute for Business Innovation at Thomas College, in partnership with the Central Maine Growth Council, is pleased to announce that it will host a “Top Gun” program starting in early … Continue reading

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