BOARD OF DIRECTORS
William Bell, Secretary, Saco
Executive Director, Maine Association of Conservation Districts and Maine Veterinarians Association. Former farmer and early president of Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA)
Paul Birdsall, Penobscot
Pioneering organic farmer (vegetables and grain). A force behind the “back to the land movement” of 1960s and behind Maine’s current farm renaissance.
Neil Crane, Exeter
Partner in Crane Brothers Farms, a large conventional farm operation (potatoes and corn).
Julia Dodge, Rockport
Walter Fletcher, Pittsfield
Dairy Farmer. Former Agri-Mark board member.
Eleanor Kinney, Bremen
Environmental and food activist. Founder of No Small Potatoes loan fund.
James Lawrence, Rockport
Financial consultant with family ties to farming.
Franklin Miles, Treasurer, Cape Elizabeth
Retired school principal, with deep interest in food and farming issues. Former MFT president. Founding board member of Eat Local Foods Coalition and former board member of GrowSmart Maine.
Susan Morris, Vice Chair, Waldoboro
Organic farmer (blueberries). Long time leader within Maine conservation community.
Taylor Mudge, Chair, Camden
Former farmer and founder of State of Maine Cheese Company. (His son is now farming family land.)
Stephen Page, Searsmont
President of Ocean Farm Technologies, Inc., an innovative aquaculture equipment firm. Former environmental official. Part-time farmer (beef and apples).
Cecily Pingree, North Haven
Film maker and bee keeper. Partner in Nebo Lodge, a “farm-to-table” restaurant.
Henry Whittemore, Readfield
Licensed Maine Forester. Director of FourWinds Capital Management, an innovative firm specializing in natural resource based land and forestry investments.
Anna Witholt Abaldo, Gallery Coordinator
Stacy Benjamin, Contractor
Adam Bishop, Project Manager, Land Protection
Erica Buswell, Project Manager, Land Protection
Andrea Denny, Database Manager
Alex Fouliard, Intern, Outreach
Mike Gold, Program Manager, Farm Viability
Martin Hayden, Development Director
Holly Ingraham, Project Manager, Farm Viability
Sue Lanpher, FarmLink Coordinator
Marla O’Byrne, Senior Vice President
LouAnna Perkins, Esq., Senior Legal Counsel
John Piotti, President and CEO
Tricia Rouleau, Project Manager, Land Protection
Ellen Sabina, Outreach Director
Kim Sanborn, Office Assistant
Elizabeth Sprague, Business Development Manager, Farm Viability
Rachel Taker, Executive Assistant
Kristin Varnum, Vice President and CFO
Beth Wade, General Manager, Maine Farms Realty
Jamie Wood, Intern, Forever Farms
Reeve Wood, Esq., Legal Counsel
Nina Young, Project Manager, Land Protection