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    MSE Offers Certification of Seaweed Products and Farmers

    MSE Seaweed Farmer Certification

    MSE Certified Seaweed Farmers are professionals.

    Professionals recognize the value of rigorous and comprehensive training. The MSE Seaweed Farmer Certification Program was developed in conjunction with the Herring Gut Learning Center- a leader in marine education. Being an MSE Certified Seaweed Farmer brings the recognition that you are professional grade and committed to best practices in seaweed aquaculture and food safety, as well as possessing a robust understanding of the business of seaweed farming. Contact us to learn more.


    Upcoming course offerings for certification credits are:

    • Seaweed Farming 101: Introduction to Seaweed Farming. Thinking seaweed farming is for you? Get the basics at this one-day session hosted by Springtide Seaweed's founder Sarah Redmond. A morning classroom session is followed by an afternoon "on the water" at Maine Sea Farms' seaweed farm. Location: Damariscotta, ME. Date: March 10, 2018, 9am-4pm. Cost: $75. Register here.
    • Seaweed Farming 102: Business Planning. This hands-on workshop will give you all the tools you need to create your seaweed farming business plan. Participants will also learn how to keep actionable financial data to assure their business is a success. Taught by the MSE Executive Director, and Springtide Seaweed General Manager/General Counsel, Andrea "Trey" Angera, Jr., this program is an opportunity get in-depth answers to the questions that directly impact your business from someone who has thirty years experience in the food industry and in guiding new businesses. Location: Herring Gut Learning Center, Port Clyde, ME. Date: April 7, 2018, 9am-4pm. Cost: $125. Register here.
    • Practical Seaweed Farmer Conference. This day-long conference should not be missed. It will offer valuable insights to both new and experienced seaweed farmers. Credit is available towards the MSE Seaweed Farmer Certification Program.  Location: Strand Theatre, Rockland, ME. Date: July 27, 2018, 9am-5pm with an optional on water training session on July 29, 2018, at the Herring Gut Learning Center, Port Clyde, ME. Cost: $55 plus $85 for optional on water training session. Learn more here or register here.

    MSE Certified Products

    Assures customers the highest quality traceable products.

    Obtaining MSE Certification of your products may not be easy, but it tells the world that you are committed to a safe, traceable and sustainable food system. Contact us to learn more.

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