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MOFGA and Portland Museum of Art Host Showing of “Hanna Ranch”
Thursday, November 13
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Portland Museum of Art
7 Congress Square, Portland


The Portland Museum of Art and MOFGA are collaborating again this fall to bring you the film "Hanna Ranch." This feature documentary is about visionary cattleman Kirk Hanna and his personal struggle to protect a once-prominent way of life in Colorado. Born into life on the family ranch, Hanna became a leader in the environmental ranching movement that set out to protect the West from the relentless encroachment of development and misuse. The film will be followed by a Q & A with Karl Kister, one of the executive producers of the film, and a lively panel discussion.
Film details. MOFGA and PMA members are FREE, regular admission is $8. Members can pre-register on-line and use the discount code "MOFGA" at check-out.


Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Apps for Horticulture
Growing - 2/20/2013.
By David Weinstock and Curt Harler - Land-grant colleges are way behind the app curve when it comes to developing applications for horticulture and related fields. Sure, there are apps for weather, and there are apps for corn and soybeans. But what about citrus or carrots or cukes?
Record area of biotech crops used in 2012 - report
Reuters - 2/20/2013.
By Carey Gillam - Developing countries accounted for the first time last year for more than half the global biotech crop area, though the United States remains the primary nation making use of genetically altered crops, according to an industry report.
Seed Giants vs. U.S. Farmers
Organic Consumers - 2/20/2013.
In a new report, Seed Giants vs. U.S. Farmers, the Center for Food Safety investigates how the current seed patent regime has led to a radical shift to consolidation and control of global seed supply and how these patents have abetted corporations, such as Monsanto, to sue U.S. farmers for alleged seed patent infringement.
Don’t believe in climate change? Talk to a clam digger
Grist - 2/20/2013.
By Marla Dolan - A modern threat looms for ice-chilled fruits de mer platters. This time it's a worldwide problem, affecting marine ecosystems everywhere. Ocean waters are turning corrosive, and it's happening so quickly scientists say there may not be any oysters left to eat in coming decades.
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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

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