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MOFGA Goes Solar

June 1, 2017 – On March 8, 2017, MOFGA took a giant step toward energy self-sufficiency when it flipped the energy switch to solar power at its Common Ground Education Center in Unity. With inspiration, guidance and generous financial support from Liberty-based ReVision Energy, MOFGA dramatically expanded its renewable energy infrastructure by installing a 102.08 kilowatt solar array and air source heat pumps. After almost 20 years at its home in western Waldo County, MOFGA is fulfilling its dream of becoming self-sufficient with energy.

MOFGA Welcomes the Oggún Tractor

June 1, 2017 – MOFGA welcomed a new tool this spring – the Oggún Tractor manufactured by CleBer, LLC in Paint Rock, Alabama – for work and demonstration at the Common Ground Education Center in Unity. Originally envisioned for use in Cuba, the tractor is the brainchild of former IBM employees Horace Clemmons and Saul Berenthal.

New MOFGA Mission Statement

March 1, 2017

At its annual meeting on January 10, the MOFGA membership voted to change the association's mission statement.

Condolences – Spring 2017

March 1, 2017

Condolences to the families and friends of …

Albert Pearce Putnam, Jr., who died at his Fiddlehead Farm home in New Limerick on December 31, 2016.

Arthur Whitman, who died this winter. Arthur served as executive director of MOFGA from 1980 to 1982.

Maine environmental journalist Phyllis Austin

Kathy Ozer, the long-time executive director of the National Family Farm Coalition