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The Great Maine Apple Day: Learn, Taste, Share, Enjoy!
October 25, noon to 4 p.m.
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity

Celebrate the history, flavor and tradition of Maine apples while honoring the importance of a diversified, perennial agriculture. The annual Great Maine Apple Day, sponsored by MOFGA, Fedco and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, takes place on Saturday, October 25, from noon to 4 p.m., rain or shine, at MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center in Unity. Admission is $2 for MOFGA members and $4 for nonmembers. More information.


Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
5 ways to help your community go local
Yes! - 2/4/2011.
By Jeff Milchen – For four consecutive years, Stacy Mitchell of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) has undertaken a unique research project, surveying thousands of independent businesses across the United States about their holiday season sales figures. The results of ILSR’s latest survey offered encouraging news for entrepreneurs battered by the recession and for organizations working to sustain vital communities.
Agriculture commissioner nominee clears hurdle
Kennebec Journal - 2/4/2011.
By Susan M. Cover – Augusta: A dairy farmer from Waldo who is Gov. Paul LePage's nominee to be Maine's next agriculture commissioner earned unanimous support Thursday from a legislative committee.
Environmentalists vow to take on LePage
Kennebec Journal - 2/4/2011.
By Beth Quimby – Augusta: Maine environmental groups say that fighting Gov. Paul LePage's proposed repeal of environmental regulations is their priority for this legislative session. The Maine Environmental Priorities Coalition, which represents 25 groups supported by about 100,000 members, vowed Thursday to fight any weakening of the state's environmental protections and came out in support of four measures, including several that the LePage administration opposes.
Never too late to set goals that put Maine on path to independence
Kennebec Journal - 2/4/2011.
By Denis Thoet – It’s a little late to make a New Year’s resolution. Most of them (“I promise to get back in shape,” “Two glasses of wine is my limit”) have already been broken by now. But it’s never too late to set goals.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

October 25 - Great Maine Apple Day

November 1-3 - MOFGA’s Farmer to Farmer Conference

November 8-9 - Maine Harvest Festival

November 13 - Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills Workshop

November 13 - Film "Hanna Ranch" shown by MOFGA and Portland Museum of Art

November 15 - Farm Cooperative Design Day

November 20 - Introduction to Low-Impact Forestry

November 20 - Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills Workshop

November 21-22 - Chainsaw Safety Course

November 21-23 - Low Impact Forestry Workshops


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