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Phone: 207-568-4142
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Email: mofga@mofga.org

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294 Crosby Brook Road, Unity, Maine


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2015 Poultry Processing Workshop
Thursday, July 9
MOFGA's Common Kitchen at the Common Ground Education Center, Unity
Fee: $75 for non-members; $60 for members
Information: Email Diane Schivera or contact the MOFGA office - (207) 568-4142

Join Diane Schivera, MOFGA Organic Livestock Specialist and local farmer Everett Ottinger of Nettie Fox Farm who raised the birds, for a workshop about how to process poultry. In this workshop you will be guided through a safe and humane process for turning live birds into oven ready roasters. We'll discuss poultry management, equipment and food safety concerns. Please bring your favorite kitchen knife, an apron, and a willingness to learn. Each participant will take home a bird.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Push for ethanol production carries costs to land
The Des Moines Register - 11/12/2013.
By Dina Cappiello and Matt Apuzzo - The hills of southern Iowa bear the scars of America’s push for green energy: The brown gashes where rain has washed away the soil. The polluted streams that dump fertilizer into the water supply.
Changing the Global Food Narrative
ensia - 11/12/2013.
By Jonathan Foley - The dominant story about the future of the world food supply is logical, well known and wrong. To make better decisions, we need to examine where the narrative goes off the rails.
Why Are Children Working in American Tobacco Fields?
The Nation - 11/12/2013.
By Gabriel Thompson - Young farm workers are falling ill from “green tobacco sickness” while the industry denies it and government lets it happen.
Cutting Antibiotics: Denmark Leads Way in Healthier Pig Farming
Der Spiegel - 11/11/2013.
By Julia Koch - Many tons of antibiotics are administered every year to chickens and pigs in Europe, a trend that encourages the rise of drug-resistant microbes. But Denmark has shown how farmers can be made to abandon this policy of dangerous over-medication.
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