Learn what is happening in agriculture in Maine and beyond.
Understand Legislative issues affecting Maine agriculture.
Meet and interact with agricultural leaders in our state.
AGCOM sponsors a Legislative tour to Maine farms and businesses every other year to share agricultural issues with our lawmakers.
AGCOM also sponsors a Gubernatorial Forum for all candidates based on agricultural issues.
Inspire a real and positive difference in Maine’s agricultural communities.
Regular Membership shall be available to and limited to statewide agricultural organizations whose principal interest is the promotion and sustainability of Maine Agricultural production. Agricultural cooperatives may also be Regular Members if they do substantial business in Maine and their membership is limited to farmers.
Regular Member organizations may vote in all the affairs of the Council and shall designate one delegate who shall be entitled to one vote in the affairs of the Council. Regular Members can serve on the Board of Directors, hold office, serve on committees and participate in any activities of the Council.
The University of Maine Cooperative Extension; the University of Maine College of Natural Sciences, Forestry & Agriculture; the Maine Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources; USDA-Farm Service Agency; USDA-Natural Resource Conservation Service; and USDA-Rural Development shall each be accorded one ex-officio, non-voting seat on the Council. Dues are waived for these groups and regular attendance or representation at meetings is encouraged.
Associate Membership shall be available to a non-profit organization, for-profit business, organization, public or academic entity, or individual who works with, or in active support of, furthering Maine agriculture. Associate Members have the right to participate in Council meetings and serve on committees but cannot serve on the Board of Directors, hold office and/or participate in voting.
Application for Membership
All applications for membership shall provide the name and address of the applicant organization, its form and structure, its purposes, objectives and functions and such other matters as relate to its agricultural nature, its membership, its progress and its financial responsibility.
Applications for Regular and Associate Membership shall require an approval of two-thirds vote of the Regular Members present and payment of annual dues.
Upon presentation of the proposed applicant; a vote to accept, reject, or table the application shall be made no sooner that the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Council.