Heather & Phil Retberg
QUILLS END FARM • PENOBSCOT, MAINE
The future of farming in Maine hangs in the balance. Its future very much depends on what we do now in terms of creating supportive policy, attracting young and beginning farmers, maintaining and increasing the number of successful farm transfers and farmland protection, continued farm patron education, and the ability of farmers to adapt to climate, financial, infrastructure and policy challenges. MFT can help secure the future of farming in Maine by continuing its responsiveness to challenges and its receptivity to creative, paradigm-shifting thinking; by continuing to share member farms’ stories keeping the people and working lands of Maine in front of its non-farming people. MFT’s willingness to adapt along with farmers to the challenges we face will be essential for moving into the future.