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MOFGA presentations at the 2015 Agricultural Trades Show

Tuesday, January 13
Augusta Civic Center


Each year at Maine's Agricultural Trades Show, MOFGA offers a series of presentations and discussion groups covering a wide range of sustainable agriculture subjects. All presentations are free and open to the public. Presentations are held in the Cumberland Room, the Piscataquis/Sagadahoc Room, and the Androscoggin Room (one presentation, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.). There is no pre-registration for the day's events. Complete schedule of presentations.

MOFGA members are encouraged to attend the Association's Annual Meeting, which will be held from 1:30 to 4:00 in the Piscataquis/Sagadahoc Room.
More details.

MOFGA also has an information exhibit during all three days of the Trades Show. Staff and committee members are available to answer questions about MOFGA's ongoing programs.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Maine local food movement inspires credit union focused on small farms
Bangor Daily News - 12/15/2014.
By Darren Fishell - Whitefield: The 100-acre organic farm that Rufus Percy and his wife started working a decade ago is mix of leased land, family land and mortgaged land. He’s one of the young farmers leading a resurgence in the industry that aims to re-establish more local food systems in the state, where Maine is leading the way. But before that really takes off, he said, more accessible funding needs to be available to the folks who grow food that Mainers put in their mouths.
KVCC wraps up first year of sustainable agriculture program
Kennebec Journal - 12/12/2014.
By Rachel Ohm - An organic certification, harvest of 6,800 pounds of produce and the addition of livestock to the farm on the school's Harold Alfond Campus mark the first year of a new farm-to-table program.
The Largest Seed Exchange in the World Inspires Change
Shareable - 12/12/2014.
By Bezdomny - Ethical consumers in the US are increasingly concerned with the seeds used in the production of their food. However, this has been an issue in Europe for many years. In fact, there are several transnational seedsaver networks, like Arche Noah, which have become policy reform experts on heritage seeds.
Shedding Light On The DARK Act
Environmental Working Group - 12/12/2014.
By Mary Ellen Kustin - America needs a national labeling law for genetically engineered foods. That was the consensus of a majority of the members of Congress from both sides of the aisle during a well-attended subcommittee hearing Wednesday on the Food and Drug Administration’s role in regulating genetically modified food.
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