The University of Maine Cooperative Extension plans to present an online workshop for agricultural service providers and farmers interested in offering a farm coaching program at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15.  

Supporting Farms with Farm Coaching” will introduce the farm coaching model using the guide, “Farm Coaching to Support Farm-Team Communication.” Resources found on the program website, Farm Coaching: Supporting Relationships for Farm Success, also will be used. Presenters include coaches Leslie Forstadt, a UMaine Extension human development specialist; Tori Jackson, an Extension professor of agriculture and natural resources; Polly Shyka, co-owner of Villageside Farm, Freedom; Abby Sadauckas, co-owner of Apple Creek Farm, Bowdoinham; and Karen Groat, a mediator and board member of the Maine Association of Mediators.

The $10 fee will include a copy of the guide; financial aid is available. To register, visit A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Wabanaki REACH.

This event is supported by a grant from Northeast Extension Risk Management Education.

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, call 207-581-3487 or email [email protected]