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MOFGA's Farmer to Farmer Conference
Nov. 1-3 at Point Lookout, Northport

Join us for this year’s Farmer to Farmer Conference in Northport, Maine. Keynote speaker Dan Brisebois will discuss Integrating Seed Production Into a Market Garden at Tourne-Sol Co-operative Farm (in Quebec). The conference features a unique 3-hour workshop session format, half dedicated to talks by farmers and other agricultural professionals and half dedicated to a roundtable discussion that solicits and builds on the accumulated knowledge of the attending farmers. For more information and session details or to register
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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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Upcoming MOFGA Events

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

November 21-23 - Low Impact Forestry Workshops


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