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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
Americans living longer, with unhealthy lifestyles: report
Reuters - 12/11/2012.
By Peter Rudegeair – Americans have longer, but not necessarily healthier, lives due to high rates of preventable chronic disease, according to an annual report on the nation's health released on Tuesday.
Most of California's water footprint tied to food production
Los Angeles Times - 12/11/2012.
By Bettina Boxall – Ninety-three percent of California’s water footprint is tied to agricultural production, both food that is imported from out of state or grown, produced and consumed in state.
Russell Libby: Rest in Peace
Lilliput Review - 12/11/2012.
This morning, it comes: a dull, heavy blow that Russell Libby has died. I'm having a hard time expressing the admiration I had for this man and poet, so I'll let his words stand in stead.
Maine's Unity College a Leader in "Fossil Free" Movement
Maine Public Broadcasting - 12/11/2012.
By Susan Sharon – An energetic student movement has swept the country over the past month to raise the collective consciousness about climate change. "Fossil-free" campaigns are now underway at more than 180 campuses around the country. And as Susan Sharon reports, one of the leaders of the movement is Unity College in Unity, Maine.
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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

November 21-22 - Chainsaw Safety Course

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