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2018 Beginning Poultry

March 29
6 p.m., MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity
$10 for MOFGA members, $15 for the general public

Thinking of adding some layer hens, broilers, ducks, or geese to your backyard this year? Join MOFGA's own Diane Schivera to learn all you need to know about starting your own flock. We'll cover housing, feed, and more.


Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
USDA To Provide Additional $4 million for Honey Bee Habitat, No Mention of Pesticides
Beyond Pesticides - 10/31/2014.
Without any mention of the role of pesticides in bee decline, or emphasis on organic practices to help pollinators, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Wednesday that more than $4 million in technical and financial assistance will be provided to help farmers and ranchers in the Midwest improve the health of honey bees. The announcement renews and expands on a $3 million pilot investment last spring to create pollinator-friendly habitat in five Midwestern states.
Maine's Agricultural Sector Pins Hopes on Bond Proposal on November Ballot
Maine Public Broadcasting - 10/31/2014.
By Jennifer Mitchell - As the CDC works to create protocols and procedures to handle human diseases like the Ebola virus, Maine's agricultural community is pushing for the creation of a laboratory to identify the diseases that affect farm animals and food crops - a need which they say is becoming critical.
Biodynamic brings holistic perspective to organic agriculture
The Organic & Non-GMO Report - 10/30/2014.
By Ken Roseboro - It’s hard to imagine a more idyllic farm than that of Frey Vineyards. The third-generation organic vineyard and farm is nestled on the slopes of the Redwood Valley in northern California amidst mountains, lush forests, and meadows, near the headwaters of the Russian River. Here the Frey family has produced organic wines since 1980. But nearly 20 years ago, owners Katrina and Jonathan decided to take their organic farm a step further and became biodynamic certified.
Report: Americans becoming more "GMO Averse"; food companies that stay silent on GMOs risk losing consumer trust
The Organic & Non-GMO Report - 10/30/2014.
By Ken Roseboro - A new report finds that Americans are increasingly avoiding genetically modified foods due to health concerns, demanding transparency when it comes to their food, and increasingly distrusting of food companies that stay silent on the GMO issue.
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