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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
Maine organic milk company to stay open
Bangor Daily News - 9/4/2010.
Augusta – A Maine farmer-owned organic milk company is going to keep processing milk after all. David Bright, of Maine's Own Organic Milk, or MOOMilk, says a number of individuals and foundations have provided enough money to enable the company to sell its product to two Maine food banks.
Fall is fine for planting
Bangor Daily News - 9/4/2010.
By Aislinn Sarnacki – Tall cornstalks and wilting flowers tell gardeners that it’s time to harvest and cut back flowers before frosty mornings and cool winds punctuate the end of summer. But some gardeners say, “It’s time to start planting.”
A farmer walks into a debate … and can’t find the punchline
Kennebec Journal - 9/3/2010.
Op-ed by Denis Thoet – Two takeaways from Tuesday's candidates' forum on ag-issues in Augusta: One, it was numbing. And two, on a more positive note, why would anyone want the job as next governor of Maine?
Libra purchases potato company in Mars Hill
Portland Press Herald - 9/3/2010.
By Dennis Hoey – Portland: A group of Maine-based investors has acquired an Aroostook County potato company. One of them, the Libra Foundation, owned the company from 1999 to 2006.
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