A two-year business planning program for experienced farmers that combines technical assistance, peer learning, and an opportunity to apply for a grant to implement your business plan.
Farming for the Long Haul is for farmers who want to build financial planning skills and dive deep into a business plan that considers long-term viability to increase confidence in your business.
In this competitive program, you will explore what long-term viability looks like for your business. If selected, you will:
During the program, you’ll be matched with an experienced team of business, production, marketing, and retirement advisers over two years to:
Farming for the Long Haul is for you, if you:
If you feel like you’re not quite at this stage, but want to get there, consider enrolling in our Business of Farming program!
Applications for Farming for the Long Haul 2024 is now closed. Thanks to all of our wonderful applicants!
Maine Farmland Trust staff will reach out to all applicants in the next few weeks, and farms will be notified whether they have been accepted to the program by mid-December.
Applications for Farming for the Long Haul 2025 will open in fall 2024.
2024 Kickoff Session Date: Friday, January 5th (snow date Friday Jan 19th) at the Bangor Public Library, 9:30-3:30