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MOFGA's Farmer to Farmer Conference
Nov. 1-3 at Point Lookout, Northport

Join us for this year’s Farmer to Farmer Conference in Northport, Maine. Keynote speaker Dan Brisebois will discuss Integrating Seed Production Into a Market Garden at Tourne-Sol Co-operative Farm (in Quebec). The conference features a unique 3-hour workshop session format, half dedicated to talks by farmers and other agricultural professionals and half dedicated to a roundtable discussion that solicits and builds on the accumulated knowledge of the attending farmers. For more information and session details or to register
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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Beyond red lists: the power of community-supported fisheries
Grist - 7/9/2012.
By Twilight Greenaway – As I see it, seafood lists — like many food labels — have a clear, useful function. For the majority of the population, learning that a product is, say, certified organic or certified humane is an important first step.
Graf farm becomes part of land trust
Kennebec Journal - 7/8/2012.
By Susan M. Cover – Fayette: The farming way of life has been good to Berndt and Elaine Graf. On Saturday, as 50 people gathered at the Fayette Baptist Church the couple talked about their decision to work with the Kennebec Land Trust to put their 256-acre dairy farm into a conservation easement.
After all that rain, you say ‘tomato’, I say ‘I hope so’
Maine Sunday Telegram - 7/8/2012.
By Tom Atwell – This might be a tough year for tomatoes – for me and everyone else. It rained in Portland more than tomatoes like -- 8.6 inches according to the National Weather Service, and more than 10 inches according to my rain gauge.
Shocking health effects of commonly used pesticide
Alternet - 7/7/2012.
By Martha Rosenberg – Research from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has presented new evidence of the ability of endocrine disruptors--in this case the pesticide, chlorpyrifos – to harm developing fetuses. Janette Sherman, a pesticide expert and toxicologist, has studied the effects of chlorpyrifos (found in Dow's pesticide Dursban) for many years and spoke with AlterNet about what her research has revealed.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

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

November 7 - MOFGA’s Common Ground radio show

November 8-9 - Maine Harvest Festival

November 13 - Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills Workshop

November 13 - Film "Hanna Ranch" shown by MOFGA and Portland Museum of Art

November 15 - Farm Cooperative Design Day

November 15 - Sagadahoc MOFGA Presents Discussion and Tasting of Lacto-fermented Vegetables

November 20 - Pollinator Health and Safety Conference

November 20 - Introduction to Low-Impact Forestry

November 20 - Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills Workshop

November 21-22 - Chainsaw Safety Course

November 21-23 - Low Impact Forestry Workshops


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