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Phone: 207-568-4142
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The 2015 Fair Posters are Here!

This year's Fair poster is available for $10 (plus $4 postage). Order online or call the MOFGA office at 207-568-4142.

The 2015 Fair poster portrays a goat chewing on a green manure crop with a native pollinator in the background. The artist, Arika von Edler, has been working on organic farms in Maine for 10 years and is currently in San Francisco working on her master’s degree. Her art highlights land stewardship though cover cropping, rotational grazing of livestock and supporting native pollinators. These topics and more will be featured at this year’s Fair on September 25, 26 and 27.

 

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Maybe Victory Gardens can save U.S. Again
Kennebec Journal - 12/5/2008.
All you folks in your 70s, 80s and older can make one more contribution to one more great American cause. You can help curb global warming, secure energy independence and, in the process, reinvent how we farm and eat. There are two things we need from you.
Avoiding Agricultural Meltdown, Guest Column by John Rockefeller
Bangor Daily News - 12/5/2008.
Having spent the Thanksgiving weekend with a wide array of friends from across Maine, I was afforded a chance to exchange views on the latest iterations of our financial meltdown, and what it might mean to gatherings such as the Thanksgiving dinner table in years to come.
Organic Pecans Shake Up the Agriculture World
Treehugger - 12/5/2008.
We all know organic produce is better for our health, but recent research in organic pecan farming has revealed it can also be better for farmers' pocketbooks.
Food is different (Jim Goodman Op-Ed)
The Capital Times (Madison, WI) - 12/5/2008.
Food is an important part of most holiday celebrations, not just because we need food to live, but because food connects us to our culture, our past and, whether we know it or not, our future.
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