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In January the Partridge Foundation awarded $1.0 million to establish an endowment to support MOFGA’s New Farmer Programs. It also pledged an additional $1.0 million if MOFGA can raise a similar amount before 2016. Read more.
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The 2015 Fair Posters are Here!

This year's Fair poster is available for $10 (plus $4 postage). Order online or call the MOFGA office at 207-568-4142.

The 2015 Fair poster portrays a goat chewing on a green manure crop with a native pollinator in the background. The artist, Arika von Edler, has been working on organic farms in Maine for 10 years and is currently in San Francisco working on her master’s degree. Her art highlights land stewardship through cover cropping, rotational grazing of livestock and supporting native pollinators. These topics and more will be featured at this year’s Fair on September 25, 26 and 27.

 

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Elders and Teens Thrive on New Farm-to-Table Program
Penobscot Bay Pilot - 7/16/2013.
Under a new agreement between Quarry Hill and Maine Coast Heritage Trust's Erickson Fields Preserve in Rockport, a crew of six high school students is raising a variety of vegetables for delivery to the senior living community's dining program. The just-picked produce shows up on residents' plates as salads or is showcased in colorful soups and sides.
Two Governors Have Doubts About Going Too Far With Raw Milk
Food Safety News - 7/16/2013.
By Dan Flynn - Governors in Maine and Wisconsin are using or threatening to use their big veto pens on bills to liberalize raw milk sales in their states.
Chef takes concept of food from farm to table to a new level
WCSH6.com - 7/16/2013.
Chef Masa Miyake has been cooking in restaurants since he was 16, now he is realizing another dream of his, raising many breeds of animals he cannot find for his restaurants in his own backyard farm.
Apples to Twinkies 2013: Comparing Taxpayer Subsidies for Fresh Produce and Junk Food
CalPIRG - 7/16/2013.
At a time when America faces high obesity rates and tough federal budget choices, taxpayer dollars are funding the production of junk food ingredients. Since 1995, the government has spent $292.5 billion on agricultural subsidies, $19.2 billion of which have subsidized corn- and soy-derived junk food ingredients.
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February 16-17 - Advanced Business Planning Workshop

February 24 - Pesticide Applicator Training and Exam Workshop

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February 27 - Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair in Augusta

February 28 - School Garden Regional Gathering

February 28 - Organic Orcharding Series: Pruning Fruit Trees

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