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

Advanced Business Planning Workshop with Richard Wiswall
February 21 & 22, 2016
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center in Unity
$100 per person; $135 for two people from the same farm

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 workshop covers the following topics:
Planning for Profit
Making a Profit on YOUR farm
Enterprise Analysis
Marketing
Recordkeeping Strategiesg

Creating Production Efficiencies

 

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Safety of wild mushrooms put off as law gets moldy
Maine Sunday Telegram - 12/15/2012.
By Avery Yale Kamila – Last April, Maine lawmakers passed a wild mushroom foraging law in an effort to rein in the unregulated practice and keep poisonous mushrooms off the market. Eight months later, the law still has not been implemented.
Under Many Aliases, Mislabeled Foods Find Their Way to Dinner Tables
The New York Times - 12/15/2012.
By Kim Severson – The menu offered fried catfish. But Freddie Washington, a pastor in Tuscaloosa, Ala., who sometimes eats out five nights a week and was raised on Gulf Coast seafood, was served tilapia.
Rain gardens capture water before it becomes urban runoff
Los Angeles Times - 12/15/2012.
By Ann M. Simmons – The shallow depressions are surrounded by dirt berms and planted with climate-appropriate flowering plants. More than 185 of the gardens have been installed in northeast San Fernando Valley yards.
January garden tasks for Maine gardeners
Examiner.com - 12/15/2012.
By Nannette Richford – As a gardener, I love January. Its that delightful time of year when the hustle and bustle of the holidays has passed and I get to sit down with the latest seed catalogs and dream of flower gardens overflowing with lush, green foliage and bright flowers.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

February 6 - Beginning Beekeeping

February 11 - Aroostook County Organic Grower Meeting

February 21 & 22 - Advanced Business Planning Workshop

February 23 - Central Maine Organic Grower Meeting

February 25 - Southern Maine Organic Grower Meeting

February 27 - Growing Vegetables in Maine

March 5 - MOFGA's Spring Growth Conference: Soils

March 12 - Organic Orcharding Workshop: Pruning

March 16-17 - Northeast Pasture Consortium

March 19 - Maine Grass Farmers Conference

March 20 - Seed Swap & Scion Exchange

March 23 - Maine Grain Conference: Post-Harvest Handling

April 6 - Grow Your Own Organic Garden Classes

April 15-16 - 34th National Pesticide Forum: Cultivating Community and Environmental Health


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