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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
Farm in state of semi-hibernation
Kennebec Journal - 1/9/2009.
By Denis Thoet – It's a nice coincidence that the end of our farming year is pretty much the end of our financial year, so we can run the numbers and start making plans for next year. The big picture is that our one acre-plus garden produced almost 9,000 pounds of food out of 35 different kinds of fruits and vegetables.
Can’t eat the view? Wait for final vote
Portland Press Herald - 1/9/2009.
A Scarborough gardener's proposal to create an organic vegetable garden on the White House lawn is leading one online contest and in the top 15 of a second as Barack Obama's Inauguration Day approaches.
Family farmers demand real change
Common Dreams - 1/9/2009.
As President-elect Barack Obama confronts the current economic crisis, in the shadows lurks an issue that demands equal attention, despite it's low profile during the campaign: agriculture.
Eat the stimulus
Grist - 1/9/2009.
Investing in a new food system should be part of the economic-spending package.
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October 25 - Great Maine Apple Day

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

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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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