The Partridge Challenge
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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Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine
PO Box 170
Unity, ME 04988
294 Crosby Brook Road, Unity, ME
January 2 - MOFGA’s Common Ground radio show
10 to 11 a.m. on WERU, 89.9 and 99.9 FM and weru.org.
January 11 - MOFGA Penobscot County Annual Stone Soup Social
Bangor Grange, 1192 Ohio St., Bangor. Get your vegetables chopped. No need to bring bowls or spoons as we have plenty. The soup starts with just a big pot of broth over a fire and it’s up to you to add a tasty morsel. We will have two pots of broth going; one chicken broth and one tomato stock for a minestrone vegetarian soup. You bring something to throw into one of these pots (prepped and ready to toss in). We will also be open to folks bringing bread/crackers, desserts, appetizers or drinks (non-alcoholic). Gather around the cauldron, doors opening at 2pm, meal to be served around 3:00. Come and enjoy this community social and warm yourself on a cold winter day with soup and socializing. RSVP; please respond with: how many people you are bringing, what you plan to bring. Galen.email@example.com or 207-745-4797
January 13 - MOFGA Day at the Maine Agricultural Trades Show
Tuesday, 9am to 4pm, Augusta Civic Center in the Cumberland Room, the Piscataquis/Sagadahoc Room, and the Androscoggin Room (from 3pm to 4pm). A full day of presentations; free; open to everyone. Schedule. MOFGA's annual membership meeting is also held on this day at 1:30 pm in the Piscataquis/Sagadadoc Room.
January 13 - MOFGA annual membership meeting at the Maine Agricultural Trades Show
1:30 p.m., Piscataquis/Sagadahoc Room, Augusta Civic Center. Hear reports from MOFGA board members, staff and committees; vote on proposed changes to the MOFGA by-laws; vote on a slate of board members. Q&A period. Read more.
January 31 - Cooperative Design Lab
New Gloucester, Maine - A development course for worker, producer and hybrid cooperatives. Dates Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, Feb. 28 and March 1, and March 21 and 22. Cooperative Design Lab is organized by Cooperative Fermentation, the Resilience Hub and the Cooperative Development Institute with support from the Belfast Co-op, Crown of Maine Organic Cooperative, MOFGA, Maine Community Health Options, Cabot Cheese, CEI, Cooperative Fund of New England and Cooperative Maine. FMI: firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-615-9970; www.cooperativefermentation.org
February 2-3 - Advanced Business Planning Workshop
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., MOFGA’s Common Ground Education Center, Unity. Led by Richard Wiswall, owner/operator of Cate Farm and author of "The Organic Farmer's Business Handbook."
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