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PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
294 Crosby Brook Road
Advanced Business Planning Workshop with Richard Wiswall
February 21 & 22, 2016
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center in Unity
$100 per person; $135 for two people from the same farm
This one-and-a-half day workshop is designed to help both established and beginning farmers and is best suited for those with at least one year of farm production data or similar experience.
The workshop covers the following topics:
Planning for Profit
Making a Profit on YOUR farm
Creating Production Efficiencies
February 21 & 22 - Advanced Business Planning Workshop
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center. Workshop led by Richard Wiswall, owner/operator of Cate Farm and author of The Organic Farmer's Business Handbook. More information.
February 23 - Central Maine Organic Grower Meeting
(Snow date February 24) Tuesday, Kennebec Valley Community College, 92 Western Ave, Fairfield.
February 25 - Southern Maine Organic Grower Meeting
(Snow date February 26) Thursday, Cooperative Extension in Androscoggin & Sagadahoc, 24 Main St., Lisbon Falls. Information
February 27 - Growing Vegetables in Maine
Saturday, 2-3:30 p.m., Bath Freight Shed, Commercial St., Bath, Maine. Linton Studdiford (Master Gardener) will give a presentation on vegetable growing in the Mid-Coast Area: best varieties, when to plant, seed sources, winter growing inside, and more. This free event is sponsored by the Sagadahoc Chapter of MOFGA. For details call 207-350-6062. Seating is limited so arrive early to secure a place.
March 5 - MOFGA's Spring Growth Conference: Soils
(Snow date March 6) 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity. $75 individual, $100 couples, $50 students and apprentices. Information and registration
March 12 - Organic Orcharding Workshop: Pruning
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center in Unity, with C.J. Walke. Learn to prune fruit trees to encourage vigorous growth, heavy fruit set, and quality fruit yield. Workshop is geared towards beginners & experienced growers. Information.
March 16-17 - Northeast Pasture Consortium
Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Harraseeket Inn, Freeport, Maine. Talks on pasture research, orchardgrass die-off, billbugs, riparian grazing management, forage breeding, risk management tools and more. Watch http://grazingguide.net/
March 19 - Maine Grass Farmers Conference
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Alfond Campus KVCC, Hinckley, Maine. Sarah Flack on "The Creative Application of Grazing Science." Other talks on farm system design, forages, outwintering and bale grazing, plastic recycling, silvopasture, fencing and more. Watch https://umaine.edu/livestock/mgfn/ for details.
March 20 - Seed Swap & Scion Exchange
Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity. Gardeners and orchardists are invited to bring their seeds, scionwood and cuttings to share and participate in educational workshops. Free! Information.
March 23 - Maine Grain Conference: Post-Harvest Handling
Wednesday, Northern Maine Community College, Presque Isle, Maine. Check https://umaine.edu/localwheat/events/ for upcoming registration information or contact Andrew Plant, UMaine Cooperative Extension, (207) 764-3361, email@example.com
April 6 - Grow Your Own Organic Garden Classes
6 to 9 p.m. Sponsored by MOFGA at 30 adult education programs across the state. Registration fees typically $5 to cover handouts. Schedule and location of classes.
April 15-16 - 34th National Pesticide Forum: Cultivating Community and Environmental Health
University of Southern Maine, Portland. Convened by Beyond Pesticides, Toxics Action Center, and MOFGA. Early Bird Discount: $5 off until March 15. Registration starts at $45 and includes access to all sessions as well as organic food and beverages. Registration details.
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