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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 through 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
Genetic modification strains old food and drug laws
Los Angeles Times - 3/23/2013.
By Rosie Mestel - When is a fish not a fish but a drug? When government regulators take old laws and twist themselves into knots trying to apply them to new technology.
New England farmers invent creative ways to market food
Portland Press Herald - 3/23/2013.
By Jim Kinney, The Springfield Republican: Deerfield, Mass. - Atlas Farm is growing more than just food - it is growing its business in ways that bring it more in touch with the everyday consumers that it, and all New England farms, need to survive.
Unity College Ups Ante on Green Commencement by Calling for Divestment from Fossil Fuel Investments
Bangor Daily News - 3/23/2013.
By Mark Tardif - The message could not be more clear. Every college or university that claims to be holding a “green” commencement needs to have divested from investments in fossil fuels, or admit that they cannot truly make that claim.
Ogunquit could be first Maine municipality to ban pesticides
Bangor Daily News - 3/22/2013.
By Samantha Stephens, York County Star - The Select Board heard several proposals for ordinance changes at a meeting held Tuesday, March 19. Michael Horn, chair for the Conservation Commission, approached the board asking to amend an ordinance that forbids the use of pesticides and herbicides on town lands to be extended to encompass private property as well.
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