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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
Budget cuts in D.C. threaten closure of lab in Orono
Bangor Daily News - 3/28/2011.
by Jamison Cocklin, special to the BDN. A research laboratory at the University of Maine and the 18 federal jobs that it provides are now in jeopardy after a recent round of funding cuts brought on by the budget impasse in Washington.
Kid Safe Product Act Works
Bangor Daily News - 3/28/2011.
Editorial. A few days after a legislative panel unanimously voted to adopt the Board of Environmental Protection’s ruling that BPA should be banned in children’s products, lawmakers will hear testimony to gut the law that made the BPA action possible. There is no reason to do this.
Sugarhouses open for Maine Maple Sunday, producers predict a banner year
Bangor Daily News - 3/27/2011.
by Sharon Kiley Mack. As sweet smelling steam swirled through his sugarhouse Sunday and his nephew stoked the wood fire under the evaporator, maple syrup producer Walter Getchell predicted a banner year.
Building sustainable communities, growing security
Bangor Daily News - 3/27/2011.
Guest column by John Billings and Diana George Chapin. Recent events in the Middle East and Japan have caused many prudent Americans to reflect on our own state of preparedness. This — coupled with the precarious state of our economy — is causing anxiety about the future for many thinking people. As a shift in resource availability and economic turmoil threaten the globalist model, a local community model looks more and more desirable.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

November 1-3 - MOFGA’s Farmer to Farmer Conference

November 7 - MOFGA’s Common Ground radio show

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 15 - Sagadahoc MOFGA Presents Discussion and Tasting of Lacto-fermented Vegetables

November 20 - Pollinator Health and Safety Conference

November 20 - Introduction to Low-Impact Forestry

November 20 - Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills Workshop

November 21-22 - Chainsaw Safety Course

November 21-23 - Low Impact Forestry Workshops


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