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MOFGA's Farmer to Farmer Conference
Nov. 1-3 at Point Lookout, Northport

Join us for this year’s Farmer to Farmer Conference in Northport, Maine. Keynote speaker Dan Brisebois will discuss Integrating Seed Production Into a Market Garden at Tourne-Sol Co-operative Farm (in Quebec). The conference features a unique 3-hour workshop session format, half dedicated to talks by farmers and other agricultural professionals and half dedicated to a roundtable discussion that solicits and builds on the accumulated knowledge of the attending farmers. For more information and session details or to register
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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Pathogens In Our Pork - Op-Ed by Nicholas Kristof
The New York Times - 3/14/2009.
We don’t add antibiotics to baby food and Cocoa Puffs so that children get fewer ear infections. That’s because we understand that the overuse of antibiotics is already creating “superbugs” resistant to medication.
Obama pledges to improve food safety
The New York Times - 3/14/2009.
By Gardiner Harris – Describing the government’s failure to inspect 95 percent of food processing plants as “a hazard to the public health,” President Obama promised Saturday to bolster and reorganize the nation’s fractured food-safety system.
Dirt alert: test for lead, vegetable gardeners
Portland Press Herald - 3/14/2009.
By John Richardson – For Samantha Langley-Turnbaugh, a soil scientist and professor at the University of Southern Maine, there's a real public-health risk to the spring ritual: lead poisoning. Soil can be so contaminated with lead that digging or playing in it, or eating vegetables grown in it, can be dangerous.
This time of year, it’s OK to get a little sappy
Bangor Daily News - 3/14/2009.
By Sharon Kiley Mack – Steam swirled around Lori Dana on Thursday as she checked the fire under the bubbling maple sap. It softened the skin, fogged up eyeglasses and filled the air with a light, sugary scent. “You want it to stay at a rolling boil,” she said, nearly hidden by the blanket of steam. Dana took a deep breath, pulling in the aroma. She can tell by the smell how close the sap is to becoming the prized maple syrup.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

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

November 7 - MOFGA’s Common Ground radio show

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 15 - Sagadahoc MOFGA Presents Discussion and Tasting of Lacto-fermented Vegetables

November 20 - Pollinator Health and Safety Conference

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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