Last July we launched our first-ever New Member Month. We urged those of you who recognize the importance of protecting farmland and who care about Maine’s rural economy and environment to join MFT as members. Many of you stepped up and we welcomed 133 new members!
This year we are asking 200 (or more!) of you to step up for Maine farms. Times like these demand that all of us take the long view to make sure that farming in Maine will continue to grow and thrive into the future. We know that our farms nourish our communities, fuel our economy, and brighten our landscapes. But over 400,000 acres (nearly 1/3 of Maine’s farmland) is poised to change hands this decade as the majority of farmland owners age and retire, and we need to ensure our land stays in farming and our farmers are supported.
Please join us this month as we work to sign up 200 new members.
Who are our members? We are farmers, eaters, conservationists, advocates, policymakers, artists, community-builders, foodies, and people, like you, who love Maine. It’s through your support that we are able to purchase easements on vulnerable farm properties and help the next generation find farmland and be successful.
So if you aren’t yet a member of MFT, this is your month! Click here for how to join (every bit counts!) and stay tuned throughout the month as we give away event tickets, Grow Farms Grow Food t-shirts, and other fun swag to some new members.
If you are a member, THANK YOU! We couldn’t do this work without you and really appreciate your help to spread the word about MFT. Click here to share this campaign with your friends & family, and help us grow! And if you refer a friend to join MFT, we’ll hook you up with some great event tickets or MFT swag (just make sure your friend indicates on the donation page that you referred them!)
Thanks for all you do to help us not only protect farmland, but revitalize Maine’s landscape by keeping agricultural lands working so farmers, and our communities, can thrive.