Farm Record Keeping Consultations Available

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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FARM SERVICE AGENCY USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender

Farm Record Keeping Consultations Available

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Farm Service Agency (FSA) are continuing to provide free assistance until January 2019 to Maine farmers who would like to build on their ability to keep production and financial records. 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 such as:

  • Microsoft Excel;
  • QuickBooks; Desktop and Online
  • Paper farm accounting books; or
  • Other record keeping systems.

Consultations will be conducted remotely via phone, email, and video chat unless in person assistance is needed. The consultation will also include information about FSA’s Risk Management Programs and the records required to be eligible for these programs. Enrollment in FSA’s risk management programs is not a requirement to participate in this program. This program is free of charge, confidential, and will only require your time. For more information, to set up a consultation or request a reasonable accommodation, please contact Calvert Schaefer, 443.340.4324,


Calvert Schaefer
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
5741 Libby Hall, Room 119
Orono, ME 04469 or 443.340.4324


The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is in partnership with the Farm Service Agency to deliver record keeping assistance to Maine farmers.

The University of Maine [name of campus] is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Sarah E. Harebo, Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME  04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).