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MOFGA's Farmer to Farmer Conference
Nov. 1-3 at Point Lookout, Northport

Join us for this year’s Farmer to Farmer Conference in Northport, Maine. Keynote speaker Dan Brisebois will discuss Integrating Seed Production Into a Market Garden at Tourne-Sol Co-operative Farm (in Quebec). The conference features a unique 3-hour workshop session format, half dedicated to talks by farmers and other agricultural professionals and half dedicated to a roundtable discussion that solicits and builds on the accumulated knowledge of the attending farmers. For more information and session details or to register
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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Curious people meet curious goats on Maine Open Creamery Day
Kennebec Journal - 10/12/2014.
By Keith Edwards - During the Maine Cheese Guild sponsored event, the Koons Farm in Sidney opened its doors to give visitors a taste of its artisanal cheeses.
SXSW Eco, Hub Of Environmental And Foodie Fervor
Maine Public Broadcasting - 10/11/2014.
By Eliza Barclay - At the annual SXSW Eco, a conference in Austin, Texas, you'll find a lot of serious discussion of the rapid decline of the Earth's ecosystems. (…including edible insects and Monsanto’s sponsoring of a panel)
Farms make their stock a draw for tourist trade
Boston Globe - 10/11/2014.
By John Marcus - To her friends, Rebecca Onie’s decision two years ago to get married on a farm in New Hampshire didn’t come as much of a surprise.
Renewed concern over new risk assessment of glyphosate
GM Watch - 10/10/2014.
At the beginning of this year, German authorities published a Renewal Assessment Report (RAR) as part of an EU reevaluation process for the most widely used weed killer [glyphosate]. According to the German authorities, there were no risks to health, and it was even suggested that the acceptable daily thresholds for long term exposure to which consumers could be exposed might be raised. In contrast to these findings, a recent Testbiotech analysis shows that the German assessment report is untenable in light of new scientific evidence. Testbiotech concluded that risks associated with glyphosate must be examined much more closely.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

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 15 - Sagadahoc MOFGA Presents Discussion and Tasting of Lacto-fermented Vegetables

November 20 - Introduction to Low-Impact Forestry

November 20 - Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills Workshop

November 21-22 - Chainsaw Safety Course

November 21-23 - Low Impact Forestry Workshops


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