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Registration underway for Business Plan and Farm Ownership Loan Workshop in Littleton

Community Author: Alain Ouellette
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AROOSTOOK COUNTY — Registration is underway for a free business planning and farm ownership loan workshop for agriculture producers and would be producers in Littleton, Wednesday, Dec. 6.

Northern Maine Development Commission (NMDC) staff and representatives from Maine’s USDA Farm Service Agency will present on how to improve your business skills. The two and one half-hour workshop will explore the importance of developing an effective and useful ‘Producer Business Plan.’ FSA officials will also be on hand to explain federal programs and services designed to help producers in farm ownership.

This is the second of five different business training workshops, but attendance at the other workshops is not required. Others are scheduled for Fort Fairfield on Jan. 11, Caribou Feb. 13, and the St. John Valley March 22.

Alain Ouellette, director of the Planning and Development Division at NMDC, said the first workshop in Island Falls was a success with participants saying, “We found today’s training to be exactly what we were hoping for and then some!” Another said, “It was so great to have these training opportunities closest to the people who will benefit from it, thank you.”

“We at NMDC and FSA believe our collaborative effort is on track to continue to help ensure small producer business growth and prosperity in The County,” said Ouellette.

The workshop will be from 12:30-3 p.m. at the Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum in Littleton Wednesday, Dec. 6.

A registration link can be found at www.nmdc.org

For more information, contact Ouellette at 551-5837, or by email at aouellette@nmdc.org.