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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
Mother Nature’s employee of the month
Bangor Daily News - 4/27/2010.
A bee pollinates the blossom of a Sargent cherry tree in the Lyle E. Littlefield Ornamentals Trial Garden on the University of Maine campus Saturday in Orono. The 7-acre facility is home to more than 2,500 plants and is open to the public from sunrise to sunset 365 days a year.
Organic, small farmers fret over FDA regulation
San Francisco Chronicle - 4/27/2010.
By Carolyn Lochhead – Washington: Small farmers in California who have led a national movement away from industrial agriculture face a looming crackdown on food safety that they say is geared to big corporate farms and will make it harder for them to survive.
Monsanto’s GM crops go to US high court
Common Dreams - 4/26/2010.
By Matthew Berger – Washington: The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday in its first-ever case involving genetically modified crops. The decision in this case may have a significant impact on both the future of genetically modified foods and government oversight of that and other environmental issues.
Farmer gives homeless chance to work
Kennebec Journal - 4/26/2010.
By Erin Rhoda – Madison: Gary Davis stood in the middle of a corral at Albertson's Quarter Horse Farm, the long reins in his hands connected to the horse's halter. The horse responded to his voice commands to walk or trot or stop. When Davis finished learning for the first time how to "ground drive" and stepped out of the gate, he was smiling. No one would know that Davis, 24, is currently homeless – that as a Marine he completed two tours in Iraq and now can't find a job.
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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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