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MFT opens search for next President and CEO

Amanda Beal, MFT’s former president and CEO, was officially sworn in as commissioner of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) today. All of us at MFT are sad to see Amanda leave, but know that her collaborative approach to leadership and management will serve the state well, and we’re excited to continue working with her in her new post at DACF.

MFT is now seeking a new president and CEO to lead this innovative, collaborative, and highly successful land trust with a broad mission to protect farmland, support farmers, and advance the future for farming. The new president will step into an organization with 6,800 members, 37 employees, solid programming and a strong financial position. Learn more about the position and application process here. Applications are due on March 19th.

While we search for our next president, Kristin Varnum, CFO and VP of Admin and Finance, and Erica Buswell, VP of Programs, will be stepping in to serve as interim co-presidents for the organization and staff will continue to move forward on all projects and programs.

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