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Grow Smart Maine Forum: Growing Farm Friendly Communities

  • Windham Town Hall 8 School Road Windham, ME, 04062 United States (map)

How to create municipal agricultural commissions & other tools to support farms in your town

Hear community & municipal leaders 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.


  • 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

For more information, click here.

Earlier Event: January 9
Ag Trade Show
Later Event: January 31
Slow Money Maine Gathering