Maine producers, farmers and farm managers are welcome to attend the Farm Business Management Forum being hosted by Farm Credit East and SCORE Maine. The forum will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at O’Brien’s Restaurant at the Best Western in Waterville, Maine, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event is free to attend and lunch will be provided.
A successful manager is required to master many aspects of the farm business. To help the next generation develop the necessary business and financial skills, Farm Credit East is hosting multiple GenerationNext seminars across the Northeast this fall into winter, and currently seeks interested young leaders to attend.
Farm Credit East, a farmer-owned cooperative, recently released its 2019 industry outlook report. This report addresses market outlooks for multiple industries, including dairy, grain, vegetables, apples, greenhouse and nursery, lobster, and forest products. It also includes articles on crop insurance and business management.
The federal tax law that was passed late in 2017 significantly affects agricultural producers this year. This makes tax planning more important than ever. Farm Credit East recently released a short video summarizing some of these changes and the services it provides to help Northeast agricultural businesses create their tax strategy.