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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
Who Owns Organic Brands And Why You Should Care
Forbes - 5/25/2013.
By Beth Hoffman - The average American supermarket carries more than 38,718 products. Which means we have tons of choices, right?
Anti-Monsanto crowd takes to the streets in Rockland to protest genetically modified seeds
Bangor Daily News - 5/25/2013.
By Abigail Curtis - Dozens of activists brought whistles, noisemakers, skull-and-crossbones signs, bee costumes and babies to the streets of Rockland on Saturday afternoon as they joined in an international March Against Monsanto.
Mainers Pack Monument Square Saying NO to Monsanto
Bangor Daily News - 5/25/2013.
By Carol McCracken - Under dreary skies and with cold winds whipping around them an enthusiastic crowd of several hundred people from all over Maine, packed Monument Square this afternoon to “Say No to Monsanto.” The organizer of the local event was Whitely Neuman, a Portland activist. The rally was being duplicated in 41 countries around the world and 338 cities as well.
Anti-Monsanto protest goes global
Portland Press Herald - 5/25/2013.
AP - Rallies, like the one held in Portland, Maine, aim to call attention to the dangers of genetically modified food.
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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

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