University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Farm Service Agency (FSA) will provide free consults to Maine farmers through January 2019 on production and financial record-keeping. During the consultation, farmers will be asked to identify their record-keeping needs and will work individually with UMaine Extension professional staff to increase their skills or adopt new tools.

Consults will be done by phone, email and video chat unless in-person assistance is needed. Also included will be information about FSA risk management programs and records required for eligibility.

Consults are free and confidential and require only a participant’s time. For more information, to set up a consultation or request a reasonable accommodation, contact Calvert Schaefer at 443-340-4324 or calvert.schaefer@maine.edu.