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- George Henderson, The Farming Ladder

The Partridge Challenge
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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Phone: 207-568-4142
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Join the Conversation About MOFGA's Future Work

Thank you to all who have joined us so far in talking about MOFGA's Vision, Values and Mission. There's still plenty of work ahead, and there are a couple of opportunities for all of you to join the conversation. Visit the MOFGA Strategic Planning web page to see how you can get involved!

The Quincannon family, of MOFGA-certified organic Eden Acres Family Farm in East Waterboro

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Bryan and Ali Quincannon and their family, of MOFGA-certified organic Eden Acres Family Farm in East Waterboro. Eden Acres grows over 30 varieties of unique and flavorful heirloom apples that are ready to pick beginning in August and continuing through mid-November. "Using beneficial, living organisms is at the heart of my approach in creating a healthy system for healthy trees to thrive and produce healthy apples," says Bryan. Keep up with Eden Acres on their website and on Facebook. Please support MOFGA certified organic farmers and producers!

Search for local certified-organic food on MOFGACertification.org.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Ecological 'Wake-Up' Call Counters Corporate-Friendly 'Free' Trade
Common Dreams - 9/23/2013.
By Andrea Germanos - The world needs to "wake up before it is too late" and usher in a paradigm shift in agriculture that moves away from industrial agriculture in favor of “mosaics of sustainable regenerative production system" that favor small-scale farmers and local food production, a new report from a UN body states.
Scenes from the 2013 Common Ground Fair
Bangor Daily News - 9/22/2013.
By Brian Feulner - Steven Akeley plows a field Saturday morning at the 2013 Common Ground Country Fair in Unity.
Common Ground fair speaker touts higher purposes of cooperatives
Kennebec Journal - 9/22/2013.
By Rachel Ohm - For George Siemon, a cooperative is more than a business model. It's about staying true to a mission and getting people to work together, principles that can translate to great accomplishments.
Genetically Modified feed has negative effects on pig health
The Organic Center - 9/22/2013.
In a study published in the Journal of Organic Systems, researchers found that feeding pigs Genetically Modified (GM) corn and soy resulted in a higher rate of severe stomach inflammation than pigs fed non-GM diets. The study, let by Dr. Judy Carman, showed that GM-fed female pigs also had on average a 25% heavier uterus than non-GM-fed females which is a possible indicator of disease.
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