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In January the Partridge Foundation awarded $1.0 million to establish an endowment to support MOFGA’s New Farmer Programs. It also pledged an additional $1.0 million if MOFGA can raise a similar amount before 2016. Read more.
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Join the Conversation About MOFGA's Future Work

Thank you to all who have joined us so far in talking about MOFGA's Vision, Values and Mission. There's still plenty of work ahead, and there are a couple of opportunities for all of you to join the conversation. Visit the MOFGA Strategic Planning web page to see how you can get involved!

Gregory Bertoni and Kelsey Woods


Know Your Organic Producers!


Meet Gregory Bertoni and Kelsey Woods of A Good Start in Old Orchard Beach, a MOFGA-certified organic farm that produces seedlings. They sell at the Saco River Market. Keep up with A Good Start on Facebook. Please support MOFGA certified organic producers!

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Two-headed fish spark pesticide controversy [Australia]
Treehugger - 1/14/2009.
Thousands of bass larve spawned in northern Australia with a significant problem - they had two heads. The fatal mutation is believed to be due to toxic water contamination.
Huge Growth Potential, Pounds of Dividends: It’s Time to Order Seeds
MOFGA Announcements - 1/13/2009.
Article for reprinting. By Jean English. When Wall Street experts say that some financial instruments are beyond their comprehension, it’s time to put your money into something more tangible: seeds!
A Seasonal Reflection On The Soul Of Our Food System
MOFGA Announcements - 1/13/2009.
Article For Reprinting. by Jean English. Quiet winter days offer a good time to consider the spiritual aspects of how our food is grown. That spirituality of farming was central to John Ikerd’s keynote speech at the Farmer-to-Farmer Conference held by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) and University of Maine Cooperative Extension in November.
Euro MP’s back pesticide restrictions
BBC Online - 1/13/2009.
The European Parliament has voted to tighten rules on pesticide use and ban at least 22 chemicals deemed harmful to human health. The rules have not yet been approved by the 27 member states' governments. The draft law would ban substances that can cause cancer or that can harm human reproduction or hormones.
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