Press Release

Maine beef producers to hold 23rd annual conference

BANGOR, Maine — The Maine Beef Producers Association will hold its 23rd annual beef conference, “Becoming a More Successful Marketer,” at 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec.1, at the Hilton Garden Inn.

The association has joined forces with the Maine Grass Farmers Network to host the conference with sponsors University of Maine Cooperative Extension, and Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. Industry sponsors include Cargill Animal Nutrition makers of Nutrena and Agway Feeds, Cold Spring Ranch, Pineland Farms and the Maine Beef Industry Council.

Keynote speaker will be Dr. Jim Ochterski, Cornell Extension marketing specialist. Other speakers will be Walter Whitcomb, Commissioner of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Dr. Henrettia Beaufait, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Regulations Division, and Gabe Clark, beef producer, Cold Spring Ranch.

Nonmember registration, including lunch is $60 for the first person from the farm, $40 others from that farm. Discounts for network and association members are available, as well as a student rate.

For registration details, contact Melissa Libby at 800-287-7170 in Maine or 207-581-2788 outside of Maine. Registration details will be available at


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