Principles and Practice
Tuesday, May 24 and
Wednesday, May 25
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity
Free for MOFGA apprentices (registration required); MOFGA members $75; all other registrants $100 per day or $150 for both days
This is a two-day immersion course (free for MOFGA apprentices) open to any participants interested in learning the fundamental principles and practices of organic farming.
Join specialists from MOFGA's Agricultural Services Department and a panel of organic farmers for a two-day introductory course in organic farming. Register for either or both days. Lunch will be provided.
Day one will focus on the fundamentals of organic vegetable farming. MOFGA's Eric Sideman, Organic Crops Specialist, and Dave Colson, Agricultural Services Director, will cover theory and best practices for organic management of soils, pests and diseases, and weeds.
Day two will address the fundamentals of organic livestock husbandry, production systems and pasture management taught by MOFGA’s Organic Livestock Specialist, Diane Schivera, and a panel of organic farmers.
MOFGA apprentices are invited to spend the night and stay for a special dinner and program Tuesday evening.