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PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
294 Crosby Brook Road
MOFGA is an Equal Opportunity organization, provider, and employer.
2017 Common Ground Country Fair Poster!
The 2017 Common Ground Country Fair poster was unveiled during the Maine Agricultural Trades Show in January. The poster features three Columbian Wyandotte chickens roosting. This uncommon variety is well suited to Maine's climate and is raised for both meat and egg production. Local artist Dwight Gagnon of Benton created the design, which is a delightful and fitting image for the 41st annual Common Ground Country Fair, September 22, 23 and 24. The poster is now available online through our MOFGA Store.
Three Columbian Wyandotte chickens appear on the poster for the 2017 Common Ground Country Fair
February 26-27 - Advanced Business Planning Workshop with Richard Wiswall
Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon; MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity. $100 per person; $135 for two people coming from the same farm. Lunch is included on Sunday. More information. Register here.
March 4 - Spring Growth Conference
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity. Keynote speaker Will Brinton of Woods End Laboratories and a panel of farmers will focus on soil health, fertility and microbiology. Registration: $75 for individuals; $100 for couples; $25 for students and apprentices. Register here. More information.
March 5 - MOFGA/Farmer Appreciation Dinner at Solo Italiano, Portland
Sunday, 6-9 p.m., 100 Commercial St. Five-course dinner with certified organic produce (and an island lamb) coming from Dandelion Springs and Stonecipher. Optional wine pairing. Representatives from both farms as well as from MOFGA will be present to talk about their 'labor of love.' 20% of proceeds will benefit MOFGA. $85. Tickets and information available HERE.
March 11 - Organic Orcharding Workshop: Pruning
Two locations: Cumberland and Mt. Desert. Learn to prune fruit trees to encourage vigorous growth, heavy fruit set, and quality fruit yield. Workshop is geared towards beginners and experienced growers. Pre-register here (required). More information.
March 17 - Controlling Internal Parasites in Sheep & Goats FAMACHA Certification Workshop
Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dovetail Farm, 45 Edgecomb Rd, Belfast, Maine. $20/farm includes one FAMACHA card; additional card $12. Bring your own bag lunch. Sponsored by UMaine Cooperative Extension, Maine Sheep Breeders Assoc. and Maine Grass Farmers Network. FMI: Diane Schivera, firstname.lastname@example.org or the MOFGA office at 207-568-4142. Register here.
March 18 - Maine Grass Farmers Network Annual Grazing Conference
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Kennebec Valley Community College – Alfond Campus in Hinkley. Co-sponsored by MOFGA. Registration and conference details are available on-line at https://extension.umaine.edu/livestock/mgfn/conference/. FMI: Rick Kersbergen: email@example.com, 207-342-5971.
March 18 - Organic Orcharding Workshop: Renovating Old Trees
Freedom, Maine. Do you have any old trees on your land that you would like to bring back into production? Attend this workshop and learn to renovate and upkeep your heritage trees. Register here. More information.
March 25 - Organic Orcharding Workshop: Pruning
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity. Learn to prune fruit trees to encourage vigorous growth, heavy fruit set and quality fruit yield. Workshop is geared toward beginners and experienced growers. Pre-register here (required). More information.
March 25 - Organic Orcharding Workshop: Renovating Old Trees
Two locations: Mt. Desert and Newcastle (Cunningham Island). Do you have any old trees on your land that you would like to bring back into production? Attend this workshop and learn to renovate and upkeep your heritage trees. Register here. More information.
MOFGA's Strategic Plan
Click here to read our new Mission Statement, Vision, and Organizational Values, along with our Program Goals and Objectives
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