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Farm Labor Models in Practice:
Mentoring and Managing Staff for Your Farm's Success

March 22
Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity

COST (includes lunch and hot beverages)
Free – current MOFGA Apprenticeship Host Farms
$20 – MOFGA members and certified organic growers
$30 – non-members

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
USDA Spending $3M to Feed Honeybees in Midwest
The New York Times - 2/25/2014.
AP - The U.S. Department of Agriculture will spend millions of dollars to help farmers and ranchers improve pastures in five Midwestern states to provide food for the nation's struggling honeybees under a program to be announced Tuesday.
Anti-GMO crop, pesticide ballot initiative launched in Hawaii
Reuters - 2/25/2014.
By Carey Gillam - A citizens' group on Maui on Monday launched a petition to allow voters to consider temporarily suspending production of genetically modified crops (GMOs) on the Hawaiian island.
Hog Wild: Factory Farms are Poisoning Iowa's Drinking Water
OnEarth - 2/24/2014.
By Ted Genoways - Millions of pigs are crammed into overcrowded barns all across the state, being fattened for slaughter while breeding superbugs – all to feed China's growing appetite for Spam.
Is Wall Street Eyeing America’s Farmland?
Modern Farmer - 2/24/2014.
By Sam Brasch - A new report from The Oakland Institute – a California-based non-profit – argues that Wall Street stands as the most eager buyer for America's highly valuable farmland, almost half of which could come up for sale in the next 20 years as aging farmers hang up their work gloves.
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