Slow Money Maine’s 3rd Annual Daylong Gathering, November 15

The Slow Money Maine Daylong Gathering, now in its third year, offers a full day of presentations, tours and invaluable interaction time for all of those interested in building a sustainable local food system. This annual event will take place on Thursday, November 15th, in Belfast, ME; space is limited, tickets are $15 and includes lunch from Local Sprouts.

Slow Money Maine Daylong Gathering
Slow Money Maine
Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave, Belfast, ME
Thursday, November 15, 2012
8:30 am – 4 pm
$15 per person

Welcome to Slow Money Maine’s third annual daylong event! We will provide a full offering of presenters, networking time, and healthful food. Register soon since space is limited! Here’s a description of the day:

8:30 – 9:00 Registration/Snacks/Networking
9:00 – 9:15 Introduction
9:00 – 9:15 Slide show of SMM activities
9:30 – 10:15 Presenters (8 minutes each, no Q&A):
Jed Beach – Ararat Farms
Waite Maclin – Pastor Chuck Orchards
Aaron Bell – Tide Mill Farm
Tate McPherson – Grain elevator in Aroostook County
Genesis Community Loan Fund (Maria & Liza) – Medomak Mobile Home Park
Bill Eldridge – MOOMilk Cow Loan Fund
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:30 Speakers (30 mins. each, including Q&A)
Dorothy Suput – The Carrot Project: “How Financing is Growing Farmer Capacity in the New England Region”
John Sharood – SMM: “Creating an Ag-focused Credit Union in Maine”
11:30 – 1:00 Lunch (Local Sprouts catering) and networking
1:00 – 2:30 Discussion tables:
Crowdfunding (Kevin Lehman, Christa Bahner, Judy Shaw),
Expanding Grain Growing in Maine (Mark Fulford, Tate McPherson)
Getting Farmers on our Farms: Creative options (Jed Beach, Eleanor Kinney)
2:30 – 3:30 Tours to Bahner Farm and Coastal Farms and Food Processing
3:30 – 4:00 Informal discussion groups of choice/Networking

To register online >

For more information: www.slowmoneymaine.org

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