The challenges facing Maine's dairy farmers, and what is being done to help this important Maine industry
Milk, cheese, butter, yogurt and other products from Maine’s family-owned dairy farms contribute about $570 million a year to the state’s economy. We’ll learn how the dairy industry is faring in the face of challenges, from PFAS to pricing to changing demographics.
Julie-Marie Bickford, executive director, Maine Milk Commission, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
Sarah Littlefield, executive director, Maine Dairy Promotion Board
Jenni Tilton-Flood, dairy farmer, Flood Brothers Farm in Clinton; director, United Dairy Industry Association; director, Maine Dairy Promotion Board and Maine Nutrition Council
Heath Miller, dairy farmer, Green Valle Farm in Newburgh; treasurer, Maine Dairy Industry Association
Dale Cole, closed his dairy farm in Sidney; board president, Maine Dairy Industry Association
Katia Holmes, dairy farmer, Misty Brook Organic Farm in Albion