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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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Organic Farming:
Principles and Practice


Tuesday, May 24 and
Wednesday, May 25
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity

This is a two-day immersion course (free for MOFGA apprentices) open to any participants interested in learning the fundamental principles and practices of organic farming.

Join specialists from MOFGA's Agricultural Services Department and a panel of organic farmers for a two-day introductory course in organic farming. Register for either or both days. Lunch will be provided.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
MaineGeneral partnering with MOFGA on food purchases
Kennebec Journal - 11/19/2009.
Staff Report – More locally grown produce will be served to MaineGeneral patients, visitors and employees under a partnership with the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association. The association received a two-year $68,450 federal grant to work with MaineGeneral and increase the foods the hospital buys from growers in Kennebec and Somerset counties.
4 possibly sickened in Maine by recalled beef
Bangor Daily News - 11/18/2009.
Augusta (AP) – Maine officials are reminding consumers to check their freezers for recalled ground beef after four people were hospitalized for E. coli poisoning.
Tidbits for November 18
Bangor Daily News - 11/18/2009.
By Emily Burnham: Keeping it local – Farmers markets tend to wind down around October, but there are still a healthy handful of them that continue throughout the winter.
Hungering for a True Thanksgiving
Common Dreams - 11/18/2009.
By Amy Goodman – The U.S. Department of Agriculture released a report Monday stating that in 2008 one in six households in the U.S. was "food insecure," the highest number since the figures were first gathered in 1995.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

May 20-22 - Northeast Livestock Expo

May 21-22 - Chainsaw Safety Level 1 for Women at Hidden Valley Nature Center

May 24-25 - Organic Farming: Principles and Practices

June 1 - Farm Training Project Workshop: Organic Goat Dairy

June 8 - Farm Training Project Workshop: Organic Livestock Management

June 11 - Farm & Homestead Day at MOFGA

June 11 - Pest & Soil Walk with Hands-On Soil Testing

June 16 - Farm Training Project Workshop: Hand Tool Demonstration

June 29 - Conservation Farm Tour: Cover Crop Demonstration

July 6 - Farm Training Project Workshop: Farming with Horses

July 7 - Poultry Processing Workshop


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