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MOFGA
PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
Fax: 207-568-4141
Email: mofga@mofga.org
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294 Crosby Brook Road
Unity, Maine


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Instructor Richard Wiswall is the owner/operator of Cate Farm in Vermont and author of "The Organic Farmer’s Business Handbook."

Advanced Business Planning Workshop with Richard Wiswall
February 21 & 22, 2016
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center in Unity
$100 per person; $135 for two people from the same farm

This one-and-a-half day workshop is designed to help both established and beginning farmers and is best suited for those with at least one year of farm production data or similar experience.
The workshop covers the following topics:
Planning for Profit
Making a Profit on YOUR farm
Enterprise Analysis
Marketing
Recordkeeping Strategiesg

Creating Production Efficiencies

 

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
How I Got Hooked on Weeds – and Why You Should, Too
Mother Jones - 5/29/2013.
By Tom Philpott - When I moved to a small organic farm in 2004, I quickly got hooked on weeds (note plural). First, there would be salads of chickweed - a grassy-tasting plant that popped up just after the ground thawed in spring.
'Agritourism' Breathes New Life - and Controversy - into Maine Family Farms
Maine Public Broadcasting - 5/29/2013.
By Jennifer Mitchell - It's no secret that family farms in the U.S. continue their struggle for financial survival. But the farms that are left - along with a new crop of start up farms - are finding ways to make an old- fashioned industry pay. One idea is something called "agritourism," which describes a broad range of diversification efforts, such as "pick-your-own" operations and corn maze attractions.
We can't let Monsanto win on genetically modified food
The Guardian [UK] - 5/29/2013.
By Sadhbh Walshe - Last weekend, 2 million people around the world took to the streets to protest genetically modified food, drawing attention to its dangers and the environmental harm caused by its production.
Illegal genetically-engineered wheat has been discovered growing in an Eastern Oregon field, federal investigation underway
The Oregonian - 5/29/2013.
By Eric Mortenson - Illegal genetically-engineered wheat has been discovered growing in an Eastern Oregon field, which may cause severe marketing and export problems for one of the state's biggest crops.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

February 11 - Aroostook County Organic Grower Meeting

February 21 & 22 - Advanced Business Planning Workshop

February 23 - Central Maine Organic Grower Meeting

February 25 - Southern Maine Organic Grower Meeting

February 27 - Growing Vegetables in Maine

March 5 - MOFGA's Spring Growth Conference: Soils

March 12 - Organic Orcharding Workshop: Pruning

March 16-17 - Northeast Pasture Consortium

March 19 - Maine Grass Farmers Conference

March 20 - Seed Swap & Scion Exchange

March 23 - Maine Grain Conference: Post-Harvest Handling

April 6 - Grow Your Own Organic Garden Classes

April 15-16 - 34th National Pesticide Forum: Cultivating Community and Environmental Health


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