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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
They might be small, but Brussels sprouts are incredible powerhouses of nutrition
Treehugger - 2/26/2014.
By Katherine Martinko - Brussels sprouts deserve to be featured on dinner plates more often than they usually are. The unfortunate fate of many Brussels sprouts is overcooking, which is why so many people have unpleasant childhood memories of a nasty, sulfurous odour emanating from the stove.
Carbon dioxide pollution just killed 10 million scallops
Grist - 2/26/2014.
By John Upton - A scallops producer on Vancouver Island in British Columbia just lost three years’ worth of product to high acidity levels. As carbon dioxide is soaked up by the oceans, it reacts with water to produce bicarbonate and carbonic acid, increasing ocean acidity.
A Conventional Farmer’s Transition to Non-GMO
Organic Connections - 2/26/2014.
By Ken Roseboro - Spectrum Seed sells non-GMO corn seed because of concerns about control over seed by a few large corporations, better economics and yields of non-GMO production, and the need to make agriculture more sustainable.
Why are younger children alone in reducing obesity rates?
PBS - 2/26/2014.
Possible causes for the drop include efforts to promote breast-feeding, cut consumption of sugary drinks and encourage exercise.
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