"Learn and Share" Webinars
The Maine Food Strategy holds a series of "Learn and Share" webinars, where stakeholders can gather online to learn about current MFS initiatives and direction, while providing feedback, asking questions, and hearing about work and needs from other members of Maine's food system. These webinars are open to the public.
- March 2019 (Audio recording • Presentation slides)
- December 2017 (Audio recording • Presentation slides)
- September 2017 (Audio recording • Presentation slides)
- June 2017 (Audio recording • Presentation slides)
- January 2017 (Audio recording • Presentation slides)
The “Scale-up Series” webinars were developed by the Maine Food Strategy Economic Development Council to educate small farmers and processors on issues relevant to scaling up.
Scale-up Series Webinar #1: ‘Effective Pricing’
March 30, 2018
Accompanying slide shows:
- Pricing Principles
Jim McConnon – University of Maine Cooperative Extension Business & Economics Specialist and Professor of Economics
- Tools and Technology for Gathering Pricing Data
Brittany Hopkins, Owner Wise Acres Farm
Scale-up Series Webinar #2: ‘Building Positive Relationships with Buyers that Lead to Sales’
May 25, 2018
Accompanying slide shows:
- Technology and Relationship Building, Forager – Karen O’Connor
2019 Agriculture Census Data Webinar
The Maine Food Strategy hosted a webinar on the recently released USDA Agriculture Census data, and discussed the implications and perspectives for Maine farms.
Follow this link here for the video and audio recording of the webinar.
Tom Gordon, “2017 Census of Agriculture." - Presentation Slides
Stewart Smith, “Census Webinar." - Presentation Slides
Thank you to our presenters Tom Gordon at the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry, and Stew Smith of the Maine Sustainable Agriculture Society.
Network Weaving Webinar
Maine Food System Network Weaving: Gathering input on how to work better, together
October 12, 2018
Background: The Maine Food Strategy Steering Committee has been embarking on a process to gather input on what activities would benefit Maine’s food system development. This journey has brought together broad ranging organizations to discuss how Maine can coordinate food system work; what projects would benefit from better collaboration; and how we can effectively share our time and resources.
This webinar is intended to encourage input and ideas that can help shape the development and focus of state-level food systems planning and coordination in Maine.
Goals of the webinar: We want your input on questions like state government involvement, how your organization or work would benefit from better network coordination, and what activities you would be willing to participate in. Webinar attendees will react to activities on what recent input has been on specific activities for Maine’s food system development. This webinar is intended to facilitate participation from stakeholders, and attendees are encouraged to add input on how to shape the process and network development into the future.
The below recording was from a 1-hour teleconference to glean input from stakeholders. The accompanying slides were shown.
Webinar recording – October 12, 2018
Click here for recording.
Webinar presentation slides – October 18, 2018
Click here for slides.