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- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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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.
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The Great Maine Apple Day: Learn, Taste, Share, Enjoy!
October 25, noon to 4 p.m.
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity

Celebrate the history, flavor and tradition of Maine apples while honoring the importance of a diversified, perennial agriculture. The annual Great Maine Apple Day, sponsored by MOFGA, Fedco and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, takes place on Saturday, October 25, from noon to 4 p.m., rain or shine, at MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center in Unity. Admission is $2 for MOFGA members and $4 for nonmembers. More information.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
New Crop of Cider Makers to be Farmers, too
Maine Eater - 9/23/2014.
By Adam H. Callaghan - At the kickoff of the 38th annual Common Ground Country Fair on Friday, one of the many talks was "Growing Maine's Cider Market." The three speakers, all of whom hope to produce complex, dry ciders unlike many of the mass-produced brands on the market, were at various stages of progress with their companies, ranging from a year out to mere days away from full licensing.
Maple Hill Creamery Delivers on 100 Percent Grass-Fed Promise
Pennsylvania Ag Connection - 9/23/2014.
Maple Hill Creamery announced has been designated as the first national dairy brand to receive Pennsylvania Certified Organic's (PCO) new 100% GrassFed Organic certification. Based in New York State, Maple Hill Creamery produces a variety of organic, whole milk creamline-style yogurt cups, quarts, and drinkable yogurts, and today, is introducing a new whole milk Greek yogurt at the Natural Products Expo East show to provide a "less sweet" option in the Greek yogurt market.
Bicyclist Gives Boost to Local Farming
Seacoast Online - 9/23/2014.
By Jason Schreiber - Glenn Charles, 51, of Lubec, Maine, is using a solo cycling campaign across New England to raise awareness about local food systems. Charles rolled into the farmers' market at Swasey Parkway last week to talk about his effort.
Photographer for local-food advocacy group praises Augusta-area farmers
Kennebec Journal - 9/23/2014.
By Michael Shepherd - Glenn Charles visited Augusta’s Mill Park farmers market as part of a 16-day bicycle tour on behalf of Wholesome Wave, a Connecticut nonprofit.
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October 11 to 13 - MOFGA's Nose To Tail Pork Processing Workshop

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