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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Two big announcements at Agricultural Trades Show
Kennebec Journal - 1/12/2011.
By Mechele Cooper – Augusta: Products weren't the only thing attracting Agricultural Trades Show attendees Tuesday. Politics did, too, including the announcement of an open-space campaign and a study touting the economic benefits of organic agriculture. The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association released a study Tuesday saying Maine's organic producers generate at least $36.6 million in sales, support 1,600 jobs and keep 41,000 acres of farmland in organic production annually.
First-day attendees heap on the praise at agriculture meet
Kennebec Journal - 1/12/2011.
By Mechele Cooper – Augusta: Helen Carlson of Dresden came to Agricultural Trades Show on Tuesday to learn more about flowers. The 80-year-old said she and her husband, Benhard, 83, have been farming all their lives, raising dairy cows and selling vegetables at a roadside farmstand.
Three cheers for organic farming
The Times Record - 1/12/2011.
Editorial – Looking for something to cheer you up on this blizzardy day? Here’s a news item from the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association that calls for celebration: It’s an economic study written by Jed Beach that underscores the growing importance of organic farming in Maine.
Study shows organic farm numbers grow in Maine
Lewiston-Auburn Sun Journal - 1/12/2011.
AP – Augusta: An organic farming association has released a study showing Maine's organic farmers generate more than $36 million in annual sales and support 1,600 jobs.
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September 27 - Beyond Hunger: Communities of Change

October 3 - MOFGA’s Common Ground radio show

October 5 - Herb Blending Day

October 11 to 13 - MOFGA's Nose To Tail Pork Processing Workshop

October 14 - Mainstreaming Local Food To Institutions

October 25 - Great Maine Apple Day

November 1-3 - MOFGA’s Farmer to Farmer Conference

November 15 - Farm Cooperative Design Day

November 20 - Introduction to Low-Impact Forestry

November 21 - Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills Workshop

November 21-22 - Chainsaw Safety Course

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