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PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
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Organic Farming:
Principles and Practice


Tuesday, May 24 and
Wednesday, May 25
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity

Free for MOFGA apprentices (registration required); MOFGA members $75; all other registrants $100 per day or $150 for both days

This is a two-day immersion course (free for MOFGA apprentices) open to any participants interested in learning the fundamental principles and practices of organic farming.

Join specialists from MOFGA's Agricultural Services Department and a panel of organic farmers for a two-day introductory course in organic farming. Register for either or both days. Lunch will be provided.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Farm Storage Loans Expanded to Help Farmers Reach Local Food Markets
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition - 4/29/2016.
Small and mid-scale family farms operating in burgeoning local and regional food markets received some welcome news from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that their Farm Storage Facility Loan (FSFL) program can now help finance portable storage structures, portable equipment, and storage and handling trucks in addition to continuing its longstanding capacity to finance stationary crop and cold storage on-farm facilities.
Organic Trade Association supports manure research
The Packer - 4/28/2016.
By Melissa Shipman - The Organic Trade Association has a plan to convince the Food and Drug Administration that a nine-month waiting period for growing areas after application of untreated biological soil amendments of animal origin, such as raw manure, would cause harm to organic growers.
Two of the world's top three insecticides harm bumblebees – study
The Guardian [UK] - 4/28/2016.
By Damian Carrington - Two of the world’s most widely used insecticides cause significant harm to bumblebee colonies, a new study has found, but a third had no effect.
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens plans major expansion
Bangor Daily News - 4/28/2016.
By Beth Brogan - A 22,000-square-foot glass conservatory, expanded gardens and year-round visitation are among the key features of a 20-year master plan that Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens hopes will launch in the fall of 2017.
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May 11 - Farm Training Project Workshop: 2016 Communication Kick-Off Potluck Social

May 12 - Slow Money Maine Gathering in Gardiner

May 18 - Farm Training Project Workshop: Haying Basics & Tractor Safety

May 21-22 - Chainsaw Safety Level 1 for Women at Hidden Valley Nature Center

May 24-25 - Organic Farming: Principles and Practices

June 1 - Farm Training Project Workshop: Organic Goat Dairy

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