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MOFGA and Portland Museum of Art Host Showing of “Hanna Ranch”
Thursday, November 13
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Portland Museum of Art
7 Congress Square, Portland


The Portland Museum of Art and MOFGA are collaborating again this fall to bring you the film "Hanna Ranch." This feature documentary is about visionary cattleman Kirk Hanna and his personal struggle to protect a once-prominent way of life in Colorado. Born into life on the family ranch, Hanna became a leader in the environmental ranching movement that set out to protect the West from the relentless encroachment of development and misuse. The film will be followed by a Q & A with Karl Kister, one of the executive producers of the film, and a lively panel discussion.
Film details. MOFGA and PMA members are FREE, regular admission is $8. Members can pre-register on-line and use the discount code "MOFGA" at check-out.


Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Petition targets altered crops
The Register Guard (Eugene, Oregon) - 7/11/2013.
By Saul Hubbard - A group of local activists is seeking to place an initiative on the May 2014 ballot that would ban genetically modified crops in Lane County as part of a much broader local food ordinance.
CMP gets flack for herbicide use on Oakland walking trail
Kennebec Journal - 7/11/2013.
By Matt Hongoltz-Hetling - Oakland: Central Maine Power’s use of herbicides near a popular walking trail in Oakland has some residents upset, but the company says killing the vegetation around its transmission lines helps keep the power on for Maine’s homes and businesses.
Are Antibiotics On The Farm Risky Business?
National Public Radio - 7/11/2013.
By Dan Charles - You've probably seen the labels on meat in the store: "Raised without antibiotics." They're a selling point for people who don't like how many drugs are used on chickens, turkey, hogs and beef cattle.
Summer of Food – Student Leader Profile
Heritage Radio Network - 7/11/2013.
Sarah Bicknell of Unity College and Veggies for All talks about sustainable agriculture, living off the grid in a small community, and more.
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October 25 - Great Maine Apple Day

November 1-3 - MOFGA’s Farmer to Farmer Conference

November 8-9 - Maine Harvest Festival

November 13 - Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills Workshop

November 13 - Film "Hanna Ranch" shown by MOFGA and Portland Museum of Art

November 15 - Farm Cooperative Design Day

November 20 - Introduction to Low-Impact Forestry

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