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In January the Partridge Foundation awarded $1.0 million to establish an endowment to support MOFGA’s New Farmer Programs. It also pledged an additional $1.0 million if MOFGA can raise a similar amount before 2016. Read more.
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Phone: 207-568-4142
Fax: 207-568-4141
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The 2015 Fair Posters are Here!

This year's Fair poster is available for $10 (plus $4 postage). Order online or call the MOFGA office at 207-568-4142.

The 2015 Fair poster portrays a goat chewing on a green manure crop with a native pollinator in the background. The artist, Arika von Edler, has been working on organic farms in Maine for 10 years and is currently in San Francisco working on her master’s degree. Her art highlights land stewardship though cover cropping, rotational grazing of livestock and supporting native pollinators. These topics and more will be featured at this year’s Fair on September 25, 26 and 27.

 

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
USDA Continues Efforts to Inform Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers of Process for Resolving Discrimination Claims
USDA - 7/27/2011.
As part of continued efforts to close the chapter on allegations of past discrimination at USDA, a series of outreach meetings is being held throughout the country with farmers and ranchers to discuss the process that has been put in place to resolve the claims of Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers who assert that they were discriminated against when seeking USDA farm loans.
Eating local a time-honored tradition on North Haven
Bangor Daily News - 7/26/2011.
By Emily Burnham – Eating local may be the trendy, righteous thing to do, but on the island of North Haven, it’s much more than a virtue — it’s a necessity. When a trip to a large grocery store on the mainland requires a 2½ -hour round-trip journey, it behooves you to grow your own food. And the food that is harvested, prepared and sold on the island is as fresh, organic and delicious as it comes.
Milbridge beef farm hosts visitors for Maine Open Farm Day
Bangor Daily News - 7/25/2011.
By Sharon Kiley Mack – Milbridge: Standing on the observation deck of his seven-story hunting camp which looks sort of like a water tower, beef farmer George Rippere can look over his entire 250-acre farm in Milbridge.
Back to land for Open Farm Day
Kennebec Journal - 7/25/2011.
By Mechele Cooper – Kenya Whitehead watered vegetables while her 5-year-old sister showed visitors around their family farm in Belgrade on Open Farm Day. More than 100 farms in 16 counties opened their barn doors to the public on Sunday for Maine's 22nd annual Open Farm Day, sponsored by the state Department of Agriculture.
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