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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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PO Box 170
Unity, ME  04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
Fax: 207-568-4141
Email: mofga@mofga.org

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294 Crosby Brook Road, Unity, Maine


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MOFGA's Low-Income CSAs Fundraiser
We have reached our $6,000 goal!

Thanks to more than 60 generous donors, we raised more than $6,000 toward our effort to help seven organic farmers offer half-price CSA shares of healthy, organic food to low-income Maine families! We are so grateful to all of you! This fundraiser runs until May 27, and donations are still welcomed.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Maine’s shrimp could serve as climate change barometer
Portland Press Herald - 5/9/2009.
By John Richardson – It's hard to imagine a creature more in tune to the environment than the Maine shrimp. Timing is everything for an animal that lives five years and spawns just two or three times. It also helps that shrimp have one of nature's strangest and most efficient life cycles: All shrimp are male for the first half of their lives, and female for the second.
EPA issues warning for flea treatment
Bangor Daily News - 5/9/2009.
By Sharon Kiley Mack – As flea season approaches and tick infestations move north, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is warning dog and cat owners about potential health risks to their animals from a variety of spot-on flea and tick medications.
Blueberry study finds cardiovascular benefit
Bangor Daily News - 5/9/2009.
By Sharon Kiley Mack – New research at the University of Maine is showing that wild blueberries may have a cardioprotective effect by helping to regulate blood pressure and combat heart disease, specifically atherosclerosis. Maine is the world’s largest producer of wild blueberries. David Bell, executive director of the Maine Wild Blueberry Commission, said Friday that Dr. Dorothy Klimis-Zacas, professor of clinical nutrition and lead researcher from the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, conducted studies over the past decade.
Natural reconfiguration
Bangor Daily News - 5/9/2009.
Editorial – Natural resources, we are often told, are one of Maine’s most important assets. If this is true, it is past time for the state to update the way it manages and promotes these resources.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

May 26 - Farm Training Project Workshop, Starting with the Soil: Sustainable Soil Management

May 27 - Farm Training Project Workshop, Starting with the Soil: Sustainable Soil Management

June 3 - Farm Training Project Workshop – So You Wanna Work with Steel?

June 8 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Ecological Pest Control

June 10 - Pasture and Forage Management Workshop

June 13 - Farm & Homestead Day at MOFGA

June 16 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Ecological Weed Management

June 17 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Ecological Weed Management

June 17 - Pasture and Forage Management workshop

June 23 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Tractor Safety

June 23 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Creative and Collaborative Marketing

June 24 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Creative and Collaborative Marketing


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