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PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
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Organic Farming:
Principles and Practices

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May 9, 2018
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity
Fee: $100; discounts for MOFGA members

This one-day immersion course is designed for MOFGA apprentices but is open to any participants interested in learning the fundamental principles and practices of organic farming.

Join specialists from MOFGA’s Agricultural Services Department and organic farmers for a one-day introductory course in organic farming. Lunch will be provided.

The day will focus on the fundamentals of organic vegetable farming. MOFGA’s Eric Sideman, Organic Crops Specialist, and Dave Colson, Agricultural Services Director, will cover theory and best practices for organic management of soils, and cover plant families. After lunch we will tour a neighboring farm.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Antibiotic Use On The Farm: Are We Flying Blind?
National Public Radio - 8/29/2013.
By Dan Charles - There's a heated over the use of antibiotics in farm animals. say farmers overuse these drugs; say they don't.
Smucker given short shrift by judge in latest twist in GMOs and ‘natural’ claims row
Food Navigator USA - 8/29/2013.
By Elaine Watson - Pressure has been mounting on the FDA to tackle this issue in recent weeks after judges handling two high profile class action lawsuits vs Gruma Corp and General Mills over natural claims and GMOs put them on ice to give the agency time to clarify things once and for all.
American Kids Get Artificial Food Dyes, British Kids Get All-Natural Dyes
Treehugger - 8/29/2013.
By Katherine Martinko - Processed foods such as Skittles, Starbursts, Nutri-Grain Bars, and Lunchables might look the same in an American grocery store as they do in a British one, but they’re not the same. The American versions contain the artificial food dyes while the U.K. versions have replaced those risky food dyes with natural additives, such as beetroot powder, annatto, and paprika extract.
GMO corn failing to protect fields from pest damage: report
Reuters - 8/29/2013.
By Carey Gillam - Researchers in the key corn-growing state of Illinois are finding significant damage from rootworms in farm fields planted in a rotation with a genetically modified corn that is supposed to protect the crop from the pests, according to a new report.
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