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PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
Fax: 207-568-4141
Email: mofga@mofga.org
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294 Crosby Brook Road
Unity, Maine

MOFGA is an Equal Opportunity organization, provider, and employer.


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Richard Wiswall

Advanced Business Planning with Richard Wiswall
February 26 and 27, 2017
Sunday, 9:30-4:00
Monday, 9:30-12:00
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center
$100 per person; $135 for two people coming from the same farm. Lunch is included.

This one-and-a-half day workshop is designed to help both established and beginning farmers and is best suited for those with at least one year of farm production data or similar experience. The aims of the workshop are to plan for profit, examine YOUR farm enterprises, better understand financial statements and to learn about creating production and recordkeeping efficiencies. Attendees should come prepared with their farm's financials from the most recent season including your crop plan, income, expenses and sales figures as well as calculator and or computer.

The workshop covers the following topics:

  • Planning for Profit
  • Making a Profit on YOUR farm
  • Enterprise Analysis
  • Marketing
  • Recordkeeping Strategies
  • Creating Production Efficiencies

Instructor Richard Wiswall is the owner/operator of Cate Farm in Vermont and author of "The Organic Farmer’s Business Handbook."

Interested in a partial or full scholarship? Please fill out a scholarship application form.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
A valuable land resource
Bangor Daily News - 1/3/2009.
Editorial – Many older landowners find it difficult to convince their children to take over the year-round commitment of running a farm. A resource in Maine is making that transition easier by providing a wealth of information to landowners. The Resources First Foundation has links to land trusts, lawyers and estate planners.
2009 gardening resolution: grow heirloom seeds
Bangor Daily News - 1/3/2009.
By Reeser Manley – Seed catalogs arrive in the mail and I start to plan next year’s vegetable garden, an annual ritual as entrenched as those of any holiday. This winter I have a new focus, a resolution to grow heirloom vegetable varieties in Marjorie’s garden. It started with Barbara Kingsolver’s book “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, A Year of Food Life.”
Incredible edible food revolution is happening
Treehugger - 1/2/2009.
What happens when two women in a small town realise that vegetables could be planted in the flowerbeds of the local parks and along the edges of the town's cemetery. A revolution, of a planting kind, is born.
‘Invisible’ colours irresistible to bees
The Independent - 1/2/2009.
Bees live in a paintbox world in which flowers take on different colours that are invisible to the human eye. Flower petals use the property, known as iridescence, to attract pollinators, scientists have discovered. Iridescence is not due to a pigment but depends on surface structure, meaning tones change according to the angle the object is looked at.
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March 4 - Spring Growth Conference

March 5 - MOFGA/Farmer Appreciation Dinner at Solo Italiano, Portland

March 11 - Organic Orcharding Workshop: Pruning

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