This June, Maine Farmland Trust will embark on a road trip and listening tour to visit farms from York County to “The County.” The statewide organization, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, will incorporate the conversations and feedback from the listening tour into its strategic planning process.
“Our staff and board are working to set a course for the coming years,” said Ellen Sabina, outreach director for Maine Farmland Trust. “The listening tour will help us to dig into what is happening on the ground in Maine’s farming community and inform our work in the future.”
The route for the tour is yet to be set, and will be dictated by the farms that invite Maine Farmland Trust to have a conversation. Sabina said, “We want to focus primarily on rural parts of the state, visiting and talking to farmers and friends in their homes, at kitchen tables and in dooryards.”
Maine Farmland Trust invites any and all farmers to be part of the listening tour. Those interested in hosting a conversation or being involved in some way are asked to please contact Sabina at firstname.lastname@example.org or 338-6575.