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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
Del Monte gets OK to import biotech pineapple
Capital Press - 4/16/2013.
By Mateusz Perkowski - An international fruit company has won approval from the USDA to ship genetically engineered pineapple into the U.S.
Bringing Home the Bacon: Pig Farming in Maine
Good. Food. Stories. - 4/15/2013.
By Richard Lee - Sustainable, diversified farming is paradoxically an occupation defined by fierce independence and close-knit reliance on your community and neighbors down the road. I moved to Maine from New York City in January 2011 to find a community in which I felt I could bridge this paradox, and Kate and I have chosen to walk this road together by choosing to apprentice together on a small, horse-powered vegetable farm.
Good Stalk: Rhubarb
Saveur - 4/15/2013.
By Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl - There are in fact a wealth of exciting and exuberant ways you can cook rhubarb: braised in syrup until custardy; baked into rustic upside-down cake; whipped into an elegant rhubarb mousse; juiced into lemonade or ruby-tinted granita. Though of course you can do all sorts of things with rhubarb, you probably won't, because here in the United States, rhubarb means pie: rhubarb pie, strawberry - rhubarb pie, rhubarb crumble, strawberry - rhubarb crumble.
Majority of Americans See Organic Label as an Excuse to Charge More
Harris Poll - 4/15/2013.
Poll: As Americans start to feel better about reaching into their pockets, they still may not be ready to dish out extra green on organic items. More than half (59%) agree that labeling food or other products as organic is just an excuse to charge more.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

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

November 7 - MOFGA’s Common Ground radio show

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 - Pollinator Health and Safety Conference

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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