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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
The Ivy League Vegetable Farmer
Take Part - 4/19/2013.
By Lawrence Karol - If, as the saying goes, the journey is as important as the destination, Davis Lindsey is off to one heck of a good start.
Use of GM Cotton Linked to Rise in Aphid Numbers
The Cornucopia Institute - 4/19/2013.
By Richa Malhotra - In an unexpected trade-off, the cultivation of cotton that has been genetically engineered to reduce caterpillar damage has been linked to higher numbers of another pest - aphids.
Consumers should have the right to know if they are eating GM food
The Guardian [UK] - 4/19/2013.
Op-Ed by Leo Hickman - The debate about the safety of GM food will continue for some time yet. However, one thing I think should and could be resolved is the issue of labelling.
A Brief History of Our Deadly Addiction to Nitrogen Fertilizer
Mother Jones - 4/19/2013.
By Tom Philpott - As investigators and rescuers move through a destroyed fertilizer factory in West, Texas, it makes me think about just what nitrogen fertilizer is, and why we use so much of it.
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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

November 20 - Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills Workshop

November 21-22 - Chainsaw Safety Course

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