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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


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Instructor Richard Wiswall is the owner/operator of Cate Farm in Vermont and author of "The Organic Farmer’s Business Handbook."

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
Enterprise Analysis
Marketing
Recordkeeping Strategiesg

Creating Production Efficiencies

 

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Pesticides again tied to Parkinson’s disease
Reuters - 5/28/2013.
By Andrew M. Seaman - A new review of research links exposure to pesticides with a 58 percent increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease.
Maine fire could be latest in pig barn explosion epidemic
HazardEx - 5/28/2013.
An explosion and fire at Newburgh in Maine on May 24 killed at least 30 pigs but did not cause any human fatalities. The farm owner was able to save some of his livestock, and told local media that heaters in the barn might bear some responsibility for the blast.
House Ag Committee approves organic checkoff
The Country Today - 5/28/2013.
By Anita Zimmerman - The House of Representatives Agriculture Committee has approved an organic checkoff, which means the industry could have its own multi-commodity marketing program if the amendment survives next month’s farm bill debate.
Fiery leader of breast cancer group puts chemical exposures in spotlight
Environment & Energy Publishing - 5/28/2013.
By Kate Jacobs - Jeanne Rizzo of the Breast Cancer Fund focuses on environmental causes of breast cancer and criticizes such groups as Susan G. Komen and the American Cancer Society for not highlighting environmental factors.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

February 11 - Aroostook County Organic Grower Meeting

February 21 & 22 - Advanced Business Planning Workshop

February 23 - Central Maine Organic Grower Meeting

February 25 - Southern Maine Organic Grower Meeting

February 27 - Growing Vegetables in Maine

March 5 - MOFGA's Spring Growth Conference: Soils

March 12 - Organic Orcharding Workshop: Pruning

March 16-17 - Northeast Pasture Consortium

March 19 - Maine Grass Farmers Conference

March 20 - Seed Swap & Scion Exchange

March 23 - Maine Grain Conference: Post-Harvest Handling

April 6 - Grow Your Own Organic Garden Classes

April 15-16 - 34th National Pesticide Forum: Cultivating Community and Environmental Health


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