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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
New Report Exposes Devastating Impact of Monsanto Practices on U.S. Farmers
Center for Food Safety - 2/12/2013.
Today, one week before the Supreme Court hears arguments in Bowman v. Monsanto Co., the Center for Food Safety and Save our Seeds launched our new report, Seed Giants vs. U.S. Farmers.
Seed savers: Vandana Shiva and female farmers stand up to Monsanto
Grist - 2/11/2013.
By Daniel Klein - On a recent trip to India, Perennial Plate got a wake-up call from environmental activist Vandana Shiva. Here’s our conversation with Shiva on a seed-saving revolution, farmer suicides, and how female farmers are the future of India’s agriculture (video).
Food, drink industries undermine health policy, study finds
Reuters - 2/11/2013.
By Kate Kelland - Multinational food, drink and alcohol companies are using strategies similar to those employed by the tobacco industry to undermine public health policies, health experts said on Tuesday.
The Egg Makes Its Move In A New Version Of Which Came First: The Chicken Or the Egg?
National Public Radio - 2/11/2013.
By Robert Krulwich - Everybody knows you need a chicken to lay an egg. Everybody knows you need an egg to produce a chicken. What nobody knows is how the cycle started.
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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

November 20 - Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills Workshop

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