A discussion was held about what it takes to run a farm, the success rate for those new to the business, and why some are looking for a connection with the land and rural life.
Host Keith Shortall discussed family farming with:
Caragh Fitzgerald, Assistant Extension Professor, University of Maine Cooperative Extension,(she teaches a course to new farmers)
John Piotti, Executive Director, Maine Farmland Trust,
and Andrew Marshall, Educational Programs Director, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association