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Read about MOFGA staff, board members, the Fair, volunteers, MOFGA members and more!

MOFGA Volunteer Josiah Orm Hansen

September 2017 – Folks of a certain age often say, "Oh, if only we had some young volunteers in this organization." MOFGA has always been lucky in that regard, and the organization is one of the main reasons the average age of farmers has fallen in Maine – the only state with that distinction. Josiah Orm Hansen is a great example of that youth involvement in MOFGA and in rural Maine communities.

Meet Eleanor Salazar – MOFGA Common Ground Country Fair Coordinator

September 1, 2017

Eleanor Salazar, our Common Ground Country Fair coordinator, grew up traveling between Washington, D.C., and her family's small cattle farm in West Virginia. She holds a bachelor's degree in anthropology from the University of Oregon. While pursuing her degree Salazar studied metalsmithing and, since 2004, has worked as a bench jeweler and jewelry designer.

Meet Jason Tessier – MOFGA Buildings and Grounds Director

June 1, 2017 – Jason Tessier, MOFGA's buildings and grounds director, previously worked for the Sheridan Corporation where he supervised and scheduled construction projects, managed employees and contractors, secured goods and services, and oversaw safety, quality control and design details. He and his family raise crops and livestock and produce maple syrup at Tessiers Farm in Skowhegan.

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