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


Tuesday, May 24 and
Wednesday, May 25
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity

Free for MOFGA apprentices (registration required); MOFGA members $75; all other registrants $100 per day or $150 for both days

This is a two-day immersion course (free for MOFGA apprentices) open to any participants interested in learning the fundamental principles and practices of organic farming.

Join specialists from MOFGA's Agricultural Services Department and a panel of organic farmers for a two-day introductory course in organic farming. Register for either or both days. Lunch will be provided.

More information

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Farmers, food-stamp recipients reap benefits of EBT cards
Portland Press Herald - 4/24/2016.
By Gillian Graham and Beth Quimby - Jennifer Lehto plunked down her electronic benefit transfer card Saturday at the Portland Farmers Market and received a stack of wooden tokens back to buy locally produced food for her family. The Yarmouth resident said being able to use her food stamp card at the market makes a big difference in her family’s life.
Maine Seaweed: The Next Super-Food?
Maine Public Broadcasting - 4/22/2016.
By Fred Bever - A growing cadre of entrepreneurs think seaweed could help Maine lead a new revolution in American farming.
EU-US trade spat brewing over new plant breeding techniques
GM Watch - 4/22/2016.
After Europe’s decision to keep its door shut to GMOs, the European Commission is trying to avoid opening a new trade row with the US over how to regulate ‘new plant breeding techniques’
Non-GM blight-resistant potatoes performing well
GM Watch - 4/22/2016.
Farming Online - An Innovative Farmers field lab tested heritage varieties of potato and found that all varieties, including newer breeds, performed well for yield and blight resistance. A taste test also found that all tasted good when cooked as chips and mash.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

May 6 - MOFGA's Common Ground Call-In Radio Show

May 11 - Farm Training Project Workshop: 2016 Communication Kick-Off Potluck Social

May 12 - Slow Money Maine Gathering in Gardiner

May 18 - Farm Training Project Workshop: Haying Basics & Tractor Safety

May 21-22 - Chainsaw Safety Level 1 for Women at Hidden Valley Nature Center

May 24-25 - Organic Farming: Principles and Practices

June 1 - Farm Training Project Workshop: Organic Goat Dairy

June 8 - Farm Training Project Workshop: Organic Livestock Management


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