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Organic Farming: Principles and Practices

Livestock 101 – Basic Handling

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Misty Brook Farm in Albion, Maine
Fee: $100; $75 for MOFGA members

When considering value-added endeavors, medium to large livestock are often a valuable addition to an operation. Knowing proper handling and first aid techniques can save lots of money and grief. We would like to offer training on these topics by Jacki Perkins, a long-time homesteader and MOFGA's Dairy Specialist, and Henrietta Beaufait, a licensed, large animal homeopathic veterinarian.

Misty Brook Farm in Albion, Maine has graciously agreed to host this training. Their farm boasts a variety of amiable livestock, which are accustomed to intensive handling, and uniquely suited as a training tool, due to the excellent training by farm staff and family members.

We will help everyone leave the session with the confidence they need going forward to administer general first-aid, and have a confident, informed decision with a veterinarian, if necessary. Completing this training may also be a benefit to current or future employment.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Study: Maine codfish bigger
Bangor Daily News - 3/14/2009.
By Rich Hewitt – Cod that are spawned in Maine waters tend to stay there, and they grow larger but more slowly than their counterparts in other regions. That was one of the findings of a six-year study designed to track the movements of Atlantic cod in the Gulf of Maine and beyond.
Now is the time to prepare nests for native bees
Bangor Daily News - 3/14/2009.
By Reeser Manley – I can count on one hand the number of honeybees that we saw in Marjorie’s garden last year, while native bee species, mason bees and various bumblebees, were abundant. In June the catnip stems were in motion from dawn to dusk as bumblebees danced among the flowers. At first light we would find bumblebees sleeping on sunflower heads where they spent the chilly night dusted with golden pollen.
Probable carcinogens found in infant care products
The Washington Post - 3/13/2009.
By Lyndsey Layton – More than half the baby shampoo, lotion and other infant care products analyzed by a health advocacy group were found to contain trace amounts of two chemicals that are believed to cause cancer, the organization said yesterday.
Food scare!
Grist - 3/13/2009.
By Tom Philpott – The Internets are abuzz with accounts of a House bill, allegedly sponsored by Monsanto and pushed through Congress by its lackeys, that would "criminalize organic farming" and even backyard gardening.
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