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How to Talk About Money and Why It Matters Webinar

May 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

A discussion of all things farm finance – not strictly farm business in nature, specifically personal finances, decision-making, communication, and planning. This session will offer short video interviews with farmers and provide an opportunity for conversation about farms and money. This webinar is for experienced (5 years+) farmers. You’ll hear directly from farmers who have thought about the non-business side of money. You’ll think about your own priorities and have a chance to reflect about how you’d like to move forward with your personal time and value in mind just as much as your business value. You’ll learn about the option of farm coaching for continued support in your planning.

Presenters: Leslie Forstadt, UMaine Human Development Specialist and Sylvie Boisvert, Farm Coach and Business Advisor

Leslie Forstadt, PhD, Extension Professor, Human Development Specialist, conducts educational programs and research about farm/family balance, communication skills, and stress and resilience. She is the Director of the Maine Agricultural Mediation Program and a member of the farm coaching team. She is one of the authors of the Toolkit for Agricultural Service Providers and the Guide to Farm Communication Coaching.

Sylvie Boisvert is a farm coach and business advisor. She works with small businesses, farms and non profits helping them to reach their goals. Her approach is focused on helping owners and operators determine what success means to them and how to get there. Her goal oriented approach often involves grant writing, business redesign and succession planning. She is primarily focused on work life balance and preserving small businesses, nonprofits and farms in Maine. On addition, she is currently working on a clinical mental health internship.

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May 31
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Chris Howard


Cooperative Extension