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MOFGA
PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
Fax: 207-568-4141
Email: mofga@mofga.org
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294 Crosby Brook Road
Unity, Maine

MOFGA is an Equal Opportunity organization, provider, and employer.


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Richard Wiswall

Advanced Business Planning with Richard Wiswall
February 26 and 27, 2017
Sunday, 9:30-4:00
Monday, 9:30-12:00
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center
$100 per person; $135 for two people coming from the same farm. Lunch is included.

This one-and-a-half day workshop is designed to help both established and beginning farmers and is best suited for those with at least one year of farm production data or similar experience. The aims of the workshop are to plan for profit, examine YOUR farm enterprises, better understand financial statements and to learn about creating production and recordkeeping efficiencies. Attendees should come prepared with their farm's financials from the most recent season including your crop plan, income, expenses and sales figures as well as calculator and or computer.

The workshop covers the following topics:

  • Planning for Profit
  • Making a Profit on YOUR farm
  • Enterprise Analysis
  • Marketing
  • Recordkeeping Strategies
  • Creating Production Efficiencies

Instructor Richard Wiswall is the owner/operator of Cate Farm in Vermont and author of "The Organic Farmer’s Business Handbook."

Interested in a partial or full scholarship? Please fill out a scholarship application form.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Maine obesity rate doubles over decade
Bangor Daily News - 8/5/2010.
Bangor: Mainers gained weight along with the nation, as its self-reported obesity rate rose from 15-20 percent in 2000 to nearly 30 percent as of 2009, according to a report released Tuesday by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nine states now have obesity rates of 30 percent or greater, compared with no states in 2000 and three in 2005.
Farmers’ markets growing like weeds around the country
Grist - 8/4/2010.
By Bonnie Azab Powell – The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today that there are now 6,132 farmers markets in the country, up 16 percent from last year and a stunning 214 percent increase since 2000.
Natural foodie: A few events worth noting on the August calendar
Portland Press Herald - 8/4/2010.
By Avery Yale Kamila – With August here, it can be tough to find time between barbecues, family reunions, garden weeding and endless house guests to take advantage of our state's fabulous food happenings. Most nights, just getting dinner on the table becomes a triumph of multitasking. But if you can squeeze a few extra hours out of your busy schedule, here are a handful of events you're sure to enjoy.
Blueberry pie
Bangor Daily News - 8/4/2010.
By Sandy Oliver – Nearly all of us surely have at least one blueberry pie recipe that we like to use so perhaps another is as welcome as one more car on Route 1 through Ellsworth. This recipe is a variation on one I found in the “Joy of Cooking” that we like a great deal at our house. I added a few ideas from my favorite blueberry crisp recipe, and of course, for a difference you could put a crisp topping on your pie instead of a pastry crust.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

February 26-27 - Advanced Business Planning Workshop with Richard Wiswall

March 4 - Spring Growth Conference

March 5 - MOFGA/Farmer Appreciation Dinner at Solo Italiano, Portland

March 11 - Organic Orcharding Workshop: Pruning

March 17 - Controlling Internal Parasites in Sheep & Goats FAMACHA Certification Workshop

March 18 - Maine Grass Farmers Network Annual Grazing Conference

March 18 - Organic Orcharding Workshop: Renovating Old Trees

March 25 - Organic Orcharding Workshop: Pruning

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