The Partridge Challenge
In January the Partridge Foundation awarded $1.0 million to establish an endowment to support MOFGA’s New Farmer Programs. It also pledged an additional $1.0 million if MOFGA can raise a similar amount before 2016. Read more.
Please join MOFGA in meeting this exciting challenge!
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MOFGA's Public Policy Initiatives
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Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine
PO Box 170
Unity, ME 04988
294 Crosby Brook Road, Unity, ME
On Monday, the U.S. House and Senate Agriculture Committees sent a joint letter to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (Super Committee) promising to provide a detailed plan to cut $23 billion in agriculture spending by November 1st. The letter highlights the cuts that agricultural programs have sustained in recent years, as well as the 37 programs included in the 2008 Farm Bill that do not have baseline funding to continue beyond 2012.
A study with mice provides more evidence that a diet high in farmed salmon contaminated by persistent organic pollutants - POPs - contributes to weight gain and increases the risk of diabetes.
April 29 - Grow Your Own Organic Garden Class, Freeport
6 to 9 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive (Community Meeting Room); 207-865-3307; www.freeportlibrary.com/ Class details.
May 1 - Low Impact Forestry 101 Field Day
9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cherryfield. Sponsored by MOFGA's Low Impact Forestry program and the Maine Forest Service. Free registration with recommended donation of $10 per person. Contact Anna Mueller, MOFGA Events Coordinator: email@example.com; 568-4142. Details. Registration on the MOFGA Store.
June 13 - Farm & Homestead Day at MOFGA
More than 50 hands-on workshops to help you learn practical skills for resiliency. Free! Information.
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