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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
Celebration to honor the life and legacy of organic food advocate
Portland Press Herald - 12/19/2012.
By Avery Yale Kamila – Russell Libby's passing last week after a long battle with cancer has been felt deeply throughout Maine's food and farming communities. A tireless advocate for sustainable, organic agriculture, Libby was always willing to share his abundant knowledge with anyone who asked, from farm apprentices to U.S. senators.
MOFGA To Host Gathering In Memory Of Russell Libby
MOFGA Announcements - 12/18/2012.
On January 6th, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., MOFGA will host a celebratory gathering in memory of long-serving Executive Director Russell Libby.
Brominated vegetable oil: PepsiCo and Coca-Cola not removing chemical from Canadian drinks
Toronto Star - 12/18/2012.
By Carys Mills – Major soft drink-makers and Health Canada say the use of brominated vegetable oil in Canadian beverages is safe, despite a growing movement elsewhere to ban its use. The additive, which is used to cloud and stop separation in some drinks, has been banned in most of Europe for decades and Japan recently discontinued its use.
Grabbing at Solutions: Water for the Hungry First
Post Carbon Institute - 12/18/2012.
By Sandra Postel – A blue revolution is gaining steam in sub-Saharan Africa that may boost food security and incomes for the region’s poorest inhabitants. Small-scale irrigation techniques with simple buckets, affordable pumps, drip lines, and other equipment are enabling farm families to weather dry seasons, raise yields, diversify their crops, and lift themselves out of poverty.
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February 6 - MOFGA’s Common Ground radio show

February 16-17 - Advanced Business Planning Workshop

February 24 - Pesticide Applicator Training and Exam Workshop

February 25 - An Introduction to Unity Food Hub

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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