Maine Farmland Trust will offer Farming for Wholesale, a program that helps farmers participate in or scale up for wholesale markets. The program combines ongoing farm business planning assistance with daylong workshops and grant opportunities. Farmers can choose from two tracks, depending on their experience level and business goals: the 101 track — for experienced farmers who currently sell wholesale and want to expand, and for farmers who want to start selling to wholesale markets — will be offered in Portland for all producers and in Orono with a focus on creameries. Drawing on a panel of business experts from around the state, as well as other growers, participants will uncover the story their financial records are telling them, and develop their ability to talk with potential wholesale buyers about their products. During the program, farmers will participate in three daylong workshops, receive up to 20 hours of business planning assistance and receive a $1,000 seed grant upon completion of the program. Registration is due by December 23. The 201 track, for experienced farmers who currently serve wholesale accounts and are ready to scale up significantly, is a highly selective competitive application program. The application deadline is December 1. For more information and to register or apply, visit, email or call 338-6575.