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Phone: 207-568-4142
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Organic Farming:
Principles and Practices

Crops

May 9, 2018
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity
Fee: $100; discounts for MOFGA members

This one-day immersion course is designed for MOFGA apprentices but is open to any participants interested in learning the fundamental principles and practices of organic farming.

Join specialists from MOFGA’s Agricultural Services Department and organic farmers for a one-day introductory course in organic farming. Lunch will be provided.

The day will focus on the fundamentals of organic vegetable farming. MOFGA’s Eric Sideman, Organic Crops Specialist, and Dave Colson, Agricultural Services Director, will cover theory and best practices for organic management of soils, and cover plant families. After lunch we will tour a neighboring farm.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Shrimp season short, but oh so sweet
Portland Press Herald - 1/7/2009.
Brooke Dojny – During their brief, weeks-long winter season, I like to eat the tiny, sweet Maine shrimp as often as is humanly possible.
Pesticides control
Bangor Daily News - 1/7/2009.
Letter to the Editor – I share Karen Baldauski’s concerns (“Uncontrolled pesticides,” BDN letters, Jan. 2) about the swift retreat staged by the Board of Pesticides Control on Dec. 19 in response to objections of inconvenience raised by some pesticide applicators.
Crops absorb antibiotic residues
Environmental Health News - 1/6/2009.
Vegetables such as corn, potatoes and lettuce absorb antibiotics when grown in soil fertilized with livestock manure, according to tests conducted at the University of Minnesota.
USDA Office of Ecosystems Management and Markets
WorldChanging - 1/6/2009.
On December 18, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer announced that there will be a new office in the USDA: the Office of Ecosystem Services and Markets.
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