A virtual “Ag Survey Results Panel Discussion” is to be held from 1 to 3 p.m. July 21. Courtesy of UMaine Cooperative Extension

ORONO — University of Maine Cooperative Extension was one of several organizations that surveyed farmers and agriculture service providers in 2020 to determine the stressors being experienced during the pandemic, as well as what practices might best help Maine farms recover.

Findings from some of those surveys are to be shared during a virtual “Ag Survey Results Panel Discussion” from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday July 21. Surveys and participating organizations include:

• COVID-19 Maine Farmer Survey — UMaine Extension, Maine Farmer Resource Network;

• How the COVID-19 Impact and Market Access Affected Maine Farmers — Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, Maine Farmland Trust, Cooperative Development Institute, Coastal Enterprises Inc.;

• Maine Heritage Industries Infrastructure Needs — Maine Department of Economics and Community Development; Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry; and

• 2021 Maine Farm Worker Compensation Survey — UMaine Extension, Maine Vegetable and Small Fruit Growers Association, Maine Department of Labor.

The event is free; registration is required. To register, visit extension.umaine.edu to attend live or get the link to view the recording.

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Donna Coffin at 207-564-3301 or [email protected].

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