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PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
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MOFGA's Spring Growth Conference: Soils
March 5, 2015 (Snow date March 6), 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity


Our yearly Spring Growth Conference is a daylong event that digs deeply into topics that impact farmers, whether a specific crop, technique or management practice. The 2016 conference will focus on the basis of farming: soils.

Registration (includes lunch): $75 individual, $100 couples, $50 students and apprentices. For more information, please visit
http://www.mofga.org/Events/SpringGrowthConference.

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Portland Press Herald - 9/24/2013.
By Sharon Kitchens, The Root - The 37th Common Ground Country Fair came to an end Sunday having set record attendance numbers on Friday (approximately 20,000 people) and Saturday (approximately 27,000 people). Sunday, got off to a wet, but spirited start with dedicated fair goers arriving as the fair opened for its final day.
Rice research sheds new light on GM traits in 'superweeds'
Farming Online (UK) - 9/24/2013.
Rice containing an overactive gene that makes it resistant to a common herbicide can pass that genetic trait to weedy rice, prompting powerful growth even without a weed-killer to trigger the modification benefit, new research shows.
Global Love Of Bananas May Be Hurting Costa Rica's Crocodiles
GPB News - 9/24/2013.
By Rhitu Chatterjee - Americans love bananas. Each year, we eat more bananas than any other fruit. But banana growers use a lot of pesticides and those chemicals could be hurting wildlife. As a new study shows, the pesticides are ending up in the bodies of crocodiles living near banana farms in Costa Rica, where many of the bananas we eat are grown.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

February 11 - Aroostook County Organic Grower Meeting

February 21 & 22 - Advanced Business Planning Workshop

February 23 - Central Maine Organic Grower Meeting

February 25 - Southern Maine Organic Grower Meeting

February 27 - Growing Vegetables in Maine

March 5 - MOFGA's Spring Growth Conference: Soils

March 12 - Organic Orcharding Workshop: Pruning

March 16-17 - Northeast Pasture Consortium

March 19 - Maine Grass Farmers Conference

March 20 - Seed Swap & Scion Exchange

March 23 - Maine Grain Conference: Post-Harvest Handling

April 6 - Grow Your Own Organic Garden Classes

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