FARMINGTON — Author Woody Tasch will present on his
book, “Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Farms,
Food and Fertility Mattered” from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12.
The presentation and book signing will precede the conference Food for the Future: Investing in Maine’s Best Kept Secret, to be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13. The presentation and conference will take place at the Olsen Student Center, University of Maine Farmington.

On Tuesday, Tasch will facilitate a panel of farmers and investors discussing what resources Maine needs to support a healthy agriculture sector. The panel discussion will include representatives from the Sandy River Charitable Foundation, Farm Credit of Maine, Coastal Enterprises Inc., Green Thumb Farms of Fryeburg, Maine Natural Oils, The Turkey Farm in New Sharon, Marble Family Farm in Farmington and others.

Other sessions during the day will include a sunrise tour of area farms, a free local foods dinner and dessert and an evening presentation of the Franklin County Ag Task Force's recommendations for supporting sustainable agriculture in Franklin County.

For a full schedule of events and registration information on the events, contact the Western Mountains Alliance at 778-3885, e-mail [email protected] or visit 

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