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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
Satellites Show Shrinking Aquifers in Drought-Stricken Areas
Scientific American - 6/17/2013.
By Stephanie Paige Ogburn and ClimateWire - The southern half of the U.S. has been rapidly depleting its groundwater over the last decade, according to new scientific research.
Where Corn Is King, a New Regard for Grass-Fed Beef
The New York Times - 6/17/2013.
By Kathryn Shattuck - In the four years since he settled in the Sandhills of Nebraska, Prescott Frost has found himself set apart more than most. In a state where corn is king, he is on a quest to breed a better cow for the grass-fed beef industry - one that can thrive without chemical pesticides, antibiotics, hormones and, the clincher, grain - and to market his own brand of artisanal meat.
Strawberry Crop Looking Sweet
WABI-TV - 6/17/2013.
By Joy Hollowell - Strawberry farmers in Maine are keeping a close eye on the weather these next few weeks.
New farrier opens Western Maine Horseshoeing and Trimming; clinic in Wilton June 22
Daily Bulldog - 6/17/2013.
By Bobbie Hanstein - A farrier (horseshoer) is starting up a new business in the Farmington area with plans for a clinic to be held in Wilton on June 22.
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