The Partridge Challenge
In January the Partridge Foundation awarded $1.0 million to establish an endowment to support MOFGA’s New Farmer Programs. It also pledged an additional $1.0 million if MOFGA can raise a similar amount before 2016. Read more.
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Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine
PO Box 170
Unity, ME 04988
294 Crosby Brook Road, Unity, ME
November 1-3 - MOFGA’s Farmer to Farmer Conference
Point Lookout Conference Center, Northport, Maine. Farmers and other agricultural professionals discuss topics in depth. Information and registration.
November 7 - MOFGA’s Common Ground radio show
10 to 11 a.m., WERU, 89.9 and 99.9 FM and https://weru.org
November 8-9 - Maine Harvest Festival
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cross Center, Bangor. Visit MOFGA at the Maine Harvest Festival. We are one of the many vendors at this celebration of the harvest season. Enjoy speakers, presentations and cooking demonstrations as well as Maine goods for sale at this year’s festival. Details.
November 13 - Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills Workshop
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Bangor. Targeted to farmers and landowners on general negotiating concepts with examples specific to agriculture. Pre-Registration is required, and a $10 fee covers light refreshments and handouts. Participants should bring their own bagged lunch. Registration is limited and closes on Nov. 6. Details on MOFGA.org. Registration.
November 13 - Film "Hanna Ranch" shown by MOFGA and Portland Museum of Art
Thursday, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland. This feature documentary is about visionary cattleman Kirk Hanna and his personal struggle to protect a once-prominent way of life in Colorado. Followed by a Q & A with Karl Kister, one of the executive producers of the film, and a lively panel discussion. Film details. MOFGA and PMA members are FREE, regular admission is $8. Members can pre-register on-line and use the discount code "MOFGA" at check-out.
November 15 - Farm Cooperative Design Day
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., MOFGA’s Common Ground Education Center. Explore ways that farms and farmers cooperate to access land, share tools and labor, share responsibilities and increase markets. FMI and to register ($20-$30 sliding scale with barter options): www.cooperativefermentation.org.
November 15 - Sagadahoc MOFGA Presents Discussion and Tasting of Lacto-fermented Vegetables
Saturday, 3 p.m., Morris Farm, Wiscasset, presented by Mark Saxl of Gracie's Garden. A potluck will follow. The Morris Farm is located at 156 Gardiner Road (Route 27) in Wiscasset, about 3/4 mile north of Route One and next to the Wiscasset Primary School.
November 20 - Pollinator Health and Safety Conference
Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland. Sponsored by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. MOFGA is a cooperating sponsor. For farmers, beekeepers, entomologists, policy makers and others interested in protecting pollinators. State and national experts on pollinators, beekeeping and pesticides will share the latest scientific research on factors affecting pollinator health and best practices for their protection. Register by October 31, 2014: $50.00/person; after October 31, 2014: $75.00/person; deadline to register: November 14. FMI: Meghan Dill, firstname.lastname@example.org or (207) 581-3878. Registration.
November 20 - Introduction to Low-Impact Forestry
An introductory course to bring everyone up to speed on LIF principles and practices. For some it may be a review; for others it will be a day full of new information. Cost and registration details.
November 20 - Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills Workshop
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Topsham. Targeted to farmers and landowners on general negotiating concepts with examples specific to agriculture. Pre-Registration is required, and a $10 fee covers light refreshments and handouts. Participants should bring their own bagged lunch. Registration is limited and closes on Nov. 13. Details on MOFGA.org. Registration.
November 21-22 - Chainsaw Safety Course
Friday and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center. Basic saw mechanics, operation, maintenance and safety; safe felling techniques. $160 - Free for MOFGA Journeypersons. Details and registration.
November 21-23 - Low Impact Forestry Workshops
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity. See how foresters have improved MOFGA's woodlot; work with experienced teamsters; use a portable sawmill; fit harnesses and collars; learn basic driving skills, safety and more. Details and registration.
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