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PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
Fax: 207-568-4141
Email: mofga@mofga.org
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294 Crosby Brook Road
Unity, Maine

MOFGA is an Equal Opportunity organization, provider, and employer.


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NEW! Charcuterie Series
January 16, 23, 30 and Feb. 6
4 sessions, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Smith's Smokehouse, Monroe, Maine

Join Andy Smith of Smith's Smokehouse and delve into the basics of charcuterie through a series of four workshops. Learn how to create your own charcuterie goods, and potential business, and then dig deep into a variety of curing processes including bacon, bresaola, beef jerky and more! Don't forget to register for this course, we only have 10 spots available. The complete series is $350 for MOFGA members and $400 for non-members. Each session will take place at Smith's Smokehouse; bring your own lunch. If you have any questions, email Anna Mueller at events@mofga.org.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Goodbye to Golden Rice? GM Trait Leads to Drastic Yield Loss and "Metabolic Meltdown"
Independent Science News - 10/25/2017.
By Allison Wilson, PhD - For nearly 20 years, GMO Golden Rice has been promoted as a potent tool to alleviate vitamin A deficiency. Golden Rice has never been commercialised, however, and its failure to reach the market has been blamed on “over-regulation” and on “anti-GMO” opposition. Recent research by Indian scientists shows that introducing Golden Rice transgenes had unexpected detrimental effects. Their high yielding and agronomically superior Indian rice variety became pale and stunted, with yields so reduced it was unsuitable for cultivation (Bollinedi et al. 2017). This research has obvious implications for Golden Rice, particularly by suggesting that nutritionally useful GMO Golden Rice may be an impossibility. As Dr Wilson explains, it also throws a substantial shadow over the general feasibility of nutritional enhancement by GMO technology.
5 Studies That Help Explain How Organic Production Works
Growing Produce - 10/25/2017.
By Carol Miller - Many people think the reason growers use organic production is due more to opinion than science, that it’s a growing method popular only because of consumer demand.
Western Kennebec County towns look for ways to keep farmers on farms
Kennebec Journal - 10/24/2017.
By Keith Edwards - A new regional group hopes to help western Kennebec County municipalities help farmers in the face of development pressures and their own mortality.
Rep. Pingree wins food leadership award
Portland Press Herald - 10/23/2017.
By Meredith Goad - The James Beard Foundation notes that Maine's 1st District congresswoman has sponsored bills to boost organic research and reduce food waste.
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January 9-11 - Maine Agricultural Trades Show

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January 22-23 - Flowering in the North

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