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Farm Labor Models in Practice:
Mentoring and Managing Staff for Your Farm's Success

March 22
Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity

COST (includes lunch and hot beverages)
Free – current MOFGA Apprenticeship Host Farms
$20 – MOFGA members and certified organic growers
$30 – non-members

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Trump EPA declines to ban pesticide that Obama had proposed outlawing
The Washington Post - 3/29/2017.
By Brady Dennis - The new head of the Environmental Protection Agency refused Wednesday to ban a commonly used pesticide that the Obama administration had sought to outlaw based on mounting concerns about its risks to human health.
El Salvador, Prizing Water Over Gold, Bans All Metal Mining
The New York Times - 3/29/2017.
By Gene Palumbo and Elisabeth Malkin - Lawmakers in El Salvador voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to prohibit all mining for gold and other metals, making the country the first in the world to impose a nationwide ban on metal mining, environmental activists said.
Soil microbes hold key to climate puzzle
Climate News Network - 3/28/2017.
By Tim Radford - Scientific studies cast new light on the complex role soil microbes play in affecting ecosystems, atmospheric carbon levels and the climate.
Scientists convert spinach leaves into human heart tissue – that beats
The Washington Post - 3/27/2017.
By Ben Guarino - If an overhyped vegetable existed before marketers coined the term superfood – and long before Oprah Winfrey chatted up acai berries with Dr. Oz – look no further than spinach. (Here’s to Popeye, eating the stuff by the can to inflate his biceps.) Spinach alone, of course, won’t pump anyone up. But it does have a few physical properties of the type that excite biomedical engineers. Spinach grows a network of veins, for instance, that thread through its leaves in a way similar to blood vessels through a human heart.
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