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MOFGA
PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
Fax: 207-568-4141
Email: mofga@mofga.org
Physical Address:
294 Crosby Brook Road
Unity, Maine

MOFGA is an Equal Opportunity organization, provider, and employer.


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MOFGA's Farm Training Project Workshops
Weekly, June through September
at farm locations throughout Maine
Free


Designed to augment the on-farm learning of the farm apprenticeship program, MOFGA's Farm Training Project (FTP) workshops follow an informal format, usually beginning with a farm tour followed by a presentation on the topic of the day. Participants are invited to stay for a potluck supper – bring a dish or something fresh from the farm to share (please bring your own place setting as well). All events are held rain or shine and are free and open to the public. For more information or directions to any of the workshops, call 568-6018, email education@mofga.org, or check the FTP website.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Prune soon, fruit trees need spring touch ups
Bangor Daily News - 3/15/2012.
By Aislinn Sarnacki – Dig the shears out of the shed and get to snipping. Spring is just around the corner and the window is closing for pruning fruit trees, which are almost ready to wake up and blossom. If you don’t know the art of pruning trees, then set down the gardening tools for a moment. There’s still time to learn before hacking apart your orchard.
Tapped out: water in California’s farm country is dangerously polluted
Grist - 3/15/2012.
By Twilight Greenaway – There is ample evidence that nitrates from synthetic fertilizer pollute the water in California’s farm communities. But a new report released by the University of California-Davis proves the problem is much worse than anyone may have suspected.
California farms get testy over water quality
Miller-McCune - 3/15/2012.
By Melinda Burns – The world’s most pervasive groundwater pollution problem – nitrate in drinking water – is under scrutiny in the richest farming region of the United States.
Food trucks, cook-offs, Maine grains and more
Bangor Daily News - 3/14/2012.
By Emily Burnham – In midcoast food news, there’s an exciting development in the world of food trucks – already on the verge of being a regular presence in Portland – with the unveiling of the Taco Libre Taco Truck.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

Date Change – June 27 - Tractor-Scale Weed Management

June 28 - Sticking to the Plan

June 28 - Mushroom Cultivation

July 6 - Medicinal Herbs

July 12 - New Tools for New Farmers: Marketing and Social Media

July 20 - High Tunnel Construction

July 25 - How to Establish and Manage Alfalfa in Rotation

August 1 - Ecological Pest Management

August 9 - Biodynamic Farming

August 16 - Farming with Horses

August 23 - Seed Saving and Production on a Diversified Farm

August 24 - Cover Crop Demo

August 30 - Farm Woodlot Management

September 6 - Diverse Dairy

September 13 - Next Steps: Apprentice to Journeyperson

September 22-24 - COMMON GROUND COUNTRY FAIR


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