Growing Farm Friendly Communities

December 19, 2017

This event, to be held Thursday, January 18 from 9-11 am,  is co-hosted by GrowSmart Maine & Maine Farmland Trust and will be located at the Windham Town Hall, 8 School Street, Windham, Maine

A panel of community & municipal leaders will share policy approaches and practical ideas for ways communities and farmers can benefit from working together.

Stephanie Gilbert, Farm Viability & Farmland Protection Specialist with the Maine Dept. of Agriculture, Conservation, & Forestry will moderate this panel discussion, followed by ample time for audience Q&A and networking.


  • Maine Farmland Trust & GrowSmart Maine Members: $15

  • General Public: $25

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9:00-9:15a Registration, Networking, Light Breakfast

9:15-10:45a Panel Presentations, Moderated Panel Discussion, and Audience Question & Answer

10:45a-11:00p Networking

* Bud Benson, Town Planner, Town of Standish

* Mark Hews, President, M. E. Hews and Company, LLC

* Rod Melanson, Planning Director, Town of Topsham

* Kate Newkirk, Co-Chair, Town of Winslow Agriculture Commission

* Matt Randall, Agricultural Compliance Supervisor, DACF