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PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
Fax: 207-568-4141
Email: mofga@mofga.org
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294 Crosby Brook Road
Unity, Maine

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Thursday, December 7, 2017
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Common Ground Education Center, Unity

Registration Fees
(Includes lunch)
$35 for MOFGA members and $50 for non-members

Designed for farmers and others interested in home-food processing for resale.

Licensing requirements, food safety, and liability insurance will be covered by a panel of experts. Participants will then tour a licensed kitchen before being served a local, seasonal, organic luncheon.

The afternoon program will include a panel of processors who will discuss the benefits and shortcomings of home licensed and commercial kitchens.

Interested in a partial or full scholarship? Please fill out a scholarship application form.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Organic hydroponics likely to provoke legal challenge
Capital Press - 11/15/2017.
By Mateusz Perkowski - Hydroponic growers won’t be prohibited from getting their crops certified as organic, but the controversy over soil-free organic farming is unlikely to end.
Years Before Vietnam, the Chemical Industry Knew About Dioxins
Independent Science News - 11/14/2017.
By Petra Sorge - Decades before the herbicide 2,4,5-T was pulled from the US market for containing dioxins, the global chemical giants Dow, BASF, Monsanto, and others, had extensive discussions amongst themselves of whether to sell dioxin-contaminated chemicals. These discussions ranged from chemical analysis of each other's products to comments on their safety and whether to inform governments that their products contained contaminants of "extraordinary danger".
Fears mount over killer superbugs, but simple steps on farms can help
Thompson Reuters - 11/14/2017.
By Thin Lei Win - Imagine a world where a small cut on your finger or a routine hip replacement surgery could prove fatal. This is the future humanity is facing unless the use and abuse of antibiotics is curbed in both humans and animals, experts have warned.
A Wide-Open Door for Pesticide Lobbyists at the Agriculture Department
ProPublica - 11/13/2017.
By Robert Faturechi, ProPublica, and Danielle Ivory, The New York Times - A former lobbyist for the pesticide industry now leads the deregulatory team at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Visitor logs show old ties remain strong.
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