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Jason Kafka at the Agricultural Trades Show

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Jason Kafka who, with his wife, Barbara, farms MOFGA-certified organic Checkerberry Farm in Parkman. The Kafkas raise vegetables, herbs, flowers and seedlings, which they sell to vendors at the Common Ground Country Fair, Royal River Natural Foods, Barrels Community Market, Wood Prairie Farm, Wolf Pine Farm, other farms, Northern Girl, Crown O' Maine, Farm Fresh Connection, Whole Foods Market, Johnny’s Selected Seeds and Fedco Seeds. Their expertise from more than two decades of organic farming and marketing in Maine often inform and entertain our farming workshops. Jason was also a member-at-large of MOFGA's board, during which time "I did enjoy 12 years of board meeting potlucks," he says. Jason is shown here at the MOFGA booth at the Maine Agricultural Trades Show.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Unregulated Genetic Engineering: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Environmental Working Group - 1/15/2015.
By Emily Cassidy - Some companies are so hell-bent on avoiding oversight of their genetically engineered crops that they are using new technique to avoid any government review of the safety and environmental impact of their products. The technique – called gene "editing" – allows companies to create all sorts of new plants and crops.
USDA approves Monsanto’s new GMO soybeans, cotton
Bangor Daily News - 1/15/2015.
By Carey Gillam, Reuters - Monsanto Co. received final U.S. approval on Thursday for herbicide-tolerant crops to be used with a new herbicide the company says will fight problematic weed resistance on farm fields, but critics say will only worsen the problems.
Organic Milk Scarce on Maine Store Shelves as Demand Outstrips Supply
Maine Public Broadcasting - 1/15/2015.
By Jennifer Mitchell - If organic milk is on your shopping list, be prepared for an empty shelf in the dairy section. A nationwide shortage of organic milk is being felt at Tradewinds, Hannaford, and other regional chains. And industry observers say there's no quick fix for the problem.
Maine farmers get Facebook, Web page tutorial
Kennebec Journal - 1/15/2015.
By Craig Crosby - Farmers need to identify a need and fill the niche, just like any other business, according to the cooperative extension.
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February 16-17 - Advanced Business Planning Workshop

February 24 - Pesticide Applicator Training and Exam Workshop

February 25 - An Introduction to Unity Food Hub

February 28 - School Garden Regional Gathering

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