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MOFGA
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

MOFGA is an Equal Opportunity organization, provider, and employer.


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NEW! Charcuterie Series
January 16, 23, 30 and Feb. 6
4 sessions, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Smith's Smokehouse, Monroe, Maine

Join Andy Smith of Smith's Smokehouse and delve into the basics of charcuterie through a series of four workshops. Learn how to create your own charcuterie goods, and potential business, and then dig deep into a variety of curing processes including bacon, bresaola, beef jerky and more! Don't forget to register for this course, we only have 10 spots available. The complete series is $350 for MOFGA members and $400 for non-members. Each session will take place at Smith's Smokehouse; bring your own lunch. If you have any questions, email Anna Mueller at events@mofga.org.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Why I will avoid GMO foods in my diet
Bangor Daily News - 12/31/2015.
Op-Ed by Dr. Michael Noonan - From a wellness perspective, I plan to avoid GMO foods. We are told they are fine to eat, but the production of these foods violates the basic wellness principles I was taught and that have served me very well. If you want to stay healthy, stick to the healthiest foods, which means the least processed, naturally raised choices.
Why It’s So Freaking Difficult for Farmers to Source Organic Feed
Modern Farmer - 12/31/2015.
By Brian Barth - Ask any organic livestock farmer about their number-one challenge and you’re likely to hear a common refrain: Finding a reliable source of organic feed is tough, and it often involves shipping it in by the ton from far away, which makes it expensive – and carbon-intensive.
Judge green lights whistleblower claim against USDA by pesticide researcher
The Washington Post - 12/31/2015.
By Steve Volk - A prominent scientist in the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service has just cleared the first hurdle in an ongoing whistleblower claim against the agency.
10 Ways USDA Can Address Climate Change in 2016
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition - 12/30/2015.
As 2015 wraps up with a new international agreement on climate change, drought still plagues the west, and much of the country is in the midst of an unseasonably warm holiday season. Meanwhile, farmers and ranchers are already facing devastating impacts from the realities of climate change – including severe floods, extreme heat and drought, and increased pressures from changing disease and pest patterns.
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January 9 - MOFGA Day at the Maine Agricultural Trades Show

January 9-11 - Maine Agricultural Trades Show

January 16 - Charcuterie Series

January 22-23 - Flowering in the North

February 9 - Maine Farm to Institution Summit

February 25 – Advanced Business Planning with Julia Shanks


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