Forum series resumes April 25



ELLSWORTH — Organizers announce the 26th forum in the “Striking a Balance” development-related workshop series.

The session will be held at the VFW Hall at 419 Main St. (Washington Junction Road) in Ellsworth from 5 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 25.

The topic will be state laws pertaining to farming and the future of farming in Maine.

Among the speakers will be Andy Shultz, landowner outreach coordinator for Maine Forest Service, who will address the purpose, eligibility criteria and application procedures for the Farmland and Tree Growth Property Tax Programs.

Also speaking will be Stephanie Gilbert, farm viability and farmland protection specialist for the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. Gilbert will explain the Farmland Registration Act.

Professor John Jemison Jr. extension professor of soil and water quality at the University of Maine, will discuss the future of agriculture in Maine.

Participants must register by April 22. Registration at the door is not possible.

A registration fee of $18 will include a light meal and materials. Doors will open at 5. for registration and the meal. The program will begin promptly at 6.

To register, or for more information, contact Sheri Walsh at 667-7131 or [email protected]

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