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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.
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Join the Conversation About MOFGA's Future Work

Thank you to all who have joined us so far in talking about MOFGA's Vision, Values and Mission. There's still plenty of work ahead, and there are a couple of opportunities for all of you to join the conversation. Visit the MOFGA Strategic Planning web page to see how you can get involved!

Gregory Bertoni and Kelsey Woods


Know Your Organic Producers!


Meet Gregory Bertoni and Kelsey Woods of A Good Start in Old Orchard Beach, a MOFGA-certified organic farm that produces seedlings. They sell at the Saco River Market. Keep up with A Good Start on Facebook. Please support MOFGA certified organic producers!

Search for local certified-organic products on MOFGACertification.org.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Blue Hill raw milk case to be heard in supreme court
The Weekly Packet - 4/17/2014.
By Anne Berleant - Blue Hill farmer Dan Brown of Gravelwood Farm will have his day in court – again.
Think You Know What a Farmer Looks Like? Think Again.
Yes! - 4/17/2014.
By Sena Christian - Preliminary results from the 2012 Census of Agriculture show the increasing role of women in U.S. agriculture – especially on organic and small-scale farms.
Kitchens could be sources of drug-resistant bacteria
Reuters - 4/16/2014.
By Kathryn Doyle - Cutting boards used to prepare raw poultry may be an important source of drug-resistant bacteria in hospital kitchens and private homes, according to a new study.
Honeybees in East Africa Resist Deadly Pathogens
National Geographic - 4/16/2014.
By Jennifer S. Holland - Researchers found hives infected with the Nosema fungus and with Varroa mites did not suffer from the pests. The hives – traditional wild nests in logs – had very low concentrations of only a few pesticides. Improving bee health through practices that reduce chemical use and give bees access to diverse flowering plants can make a difference in the insects' health, say the researchers.
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