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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
GE Crops: Why Did USDA Ignore Environmental and Economic Harms?
Center for Food Safety - 3/13/2014.
Center for Food Safety (CFS) filed a lawsuit late yesterday demanding the release of federal documents which may uncover undue political pressure over USDA’s decision to approve genetically engineered alfalfa. The lawsuit seeks 1179 documents from USDA’s Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), which may explain why the agency abruptly reversed its position and granted unrestricted approval for Monsanto to sell Roundup Ready Alfalfa.
Advice For Eating Well On A Tight Budget, From A Mom Who's Been There
National Public Radio - 3/13/2014.
By April Fulton, The Salt - JuJu Harris didn't set out to write a cookbook, but then again, she didn't set out to raise seven children or accept public assistance to feed them, either. Harris always wanted to work with nature.
Rooftop considerations amidst climate change
Environmental News Network - 3/13/2014.
By Robin Blackstone - As the realities of climate change set in, so too are realizations that building technologies impact both internal and external environments. The percentage increase of asphalt and blacktopped roofs create urban heat islands. Resultantly cities have become earth's newest desserts exhibiting high temperatures and arid conditions with little vegetation.
‘Some Pig’: E.B. White, Farming and ‘Charlotte’s Web’
Modern Farmer - 3/13/2014.
By Andy Wright - In casual conversation, swine are much maligned. The word “pig” is often reserved to describe the most reprehensible of humans. Not so in children's literature.
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