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Farm Labor Models in Practice:
Mentoring and Managing Staff for Your Farm's Success

March 22
Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity

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Free – current MOFGA Apprenticeship Host Farms
$20 – MOFGA members and certified organic growers
$30 – non-members

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Back to the future: Scientists want 'rewilded' crops to boost agriculture
Thompson Reuters - 12/16/2014.
By Chris Arsenault - Scientists should "re-wild" food crops by inserting lost genetic properties of ancient, edible plants in order to boost agricultural output for a growing population, a new study said.
Environmental Quality Incentives Program Rules Revised
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition - 12/16/2014.
On December 12, 2014 the US Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) published revised rules for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). EQIP is a voluntary conservation program that provides farmers and ranchers with financial cost-share assistance and technical assistance to implement conservation practices on working agricultural land. EQIP funds are available through a general pool, and also through special initiatives that highlight specific practices or natural resource concerns, such as the Organic Initiative, Seasonal High Tunnel Initiative, and On-Farm Energy Initiative.
Ricardo Salvador: Build a New Food System
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health - 12/16/2014.
Creating a genuine food movement that galvanizes the nation is an audacious goal, but reform is the most American thing we can do. That was the message delivered last week by Ricardo Salvador as part of the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future’s 15th Dodge Lecture at the Bloomberg School. Salvador, PhD, the director of the Food and Environment Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, gave a talk titled “The Food Movement, Public Health and Wellbeing,” in which he outlined the miseries inflicted upon humans by the current U.S. food system, and possible paths toward improvement.
“Farming with Native Beneficial Insects” Means Solving for Pattern
Resilience - 12/16/2014.
By Adrian Ayres Fisher, Ecological Gardening - Our culture is awash in pink slime solutions. If you’ve seen "Food, Inc.," you’ll recognize this as "solving" the problem of E. coli in ground beef by concocting an ammonia-containing additive (pink slime) and then building large factories to incorporate it into the beef before it goes to the consumer. Other examples abound.
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