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The 2015 Fair Posters are Here!

This year's Fair poster is available for $10 (plus $4 postage). Order online or call the MOFGA office at 207-568-4142.

The 2015 Fair poster portrays a goat chewing on a green manure crop with a native pollinator in the background. The artist, Arika von Edler, has been working on organic farms in Maine for 10 years and is currently in San Francisco working on her master’s degree. Her art highlights land stewardship through cover cropping, rotational grazing of livestock and supporting native pollinators. These topics and more will be featured at this year’s Fair on September 25, 26 and 27.

 

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Research Shows that Monsanto’s Big Claims for GMO Food Are Probably Wrong
Alternet - 6/25/2013.
By Jill Richardson - Oops. The World Food Prize committee's got a bit of egg on its face - genetically engineered egg. They just awarded the World Food Prize to three scientists, including one from Sygenta and one from Monsanto.
Biggest Dead Zone Ever Forecast in Gulf of Mexico
National Geographic - 6/24/2013.
By Christine Dell'Amore - A possibly record-breaking, New Jersey-size dead zone may put a chokehold on the Gulf of Mexico (map) this summer, according to a forecast released this week.
New farmer’s market opens in Jackson
Bangor Daily News - 6/24/2013.
By Debbie Ludden - The Milk Room Farmstand, a new community food resource, has opened on Route 7, also known as the Moosehead Trail, in the town of Jackson.
Trans-Pacific Partnership and Monsanto
Nation of Change - 6/24/2013.
By Barbara Chicherio - Something is looming in the shadows that could help erode our basic rights and contaminate our food. The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) has the potential to become the biggest regional Free Trade Agreement in history, both in economic size and the ability to quietly add more countries in addition to those originally included.
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February 16-17 - Advanced Business Planning Workshop

February 24 - Pesticide Applicator Training and Exam Workshop

February 25 - An Introduction to Unity Food Hub

February 27 - Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair in Augusta

February 28 - School Garden Regional Gathering

February 28 - Organic Orcharding Series: Pruning Fruit Trees

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