Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
MOFGA Events

MOFGA Events

Throughout the year, MOFGA hosts hundreds of meetings, workshops, conferences, dinners and festive gatherings. Many take place at our Common Ground Education Center in Unity, Maine. And many more happen at farms, businesses and other venues throughout the state. See our Calendar for events hosted by other organizations.

Hide Tanning Workshop

December 12, 2018 – 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity. $75; $50 for MOFGA members. Learn the basics of hide tanning in the traditional way and take home the skills you need to start tanning on your own. The workshop will be a prerequisite for our advanced hide tanning workshop hosted on February 26, 2019. Register here


MOFGA's Program at the 2019 Maine Agricultural Trades Show

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Augusta Civic Center
76 Community Drive

Each year at Maine's Agricultural Trades Show, MOFGA offers a series of presentations and discussion groups covering a wide range of sustainable agriculture subjects. All presentations are free and open to the public. This year, presentations will be held in the Washington/York Room, the Piscataquis/Sagadahoc Room and the Lincoln Room. There is no pre-registration for the day's events.

MOFGA also has an information exhibit during all three days of the Trades Show. Staff and committee members are available to answer questions about MOFGA's ongoing programs.

MOFGA members are encouraged to attend the Association's Annual Meeting, which will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the Piscataquis/Sagadahoc Room.


2019 MOFGA Annual Meeting

Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at the Maine Agricultural Trades Show, Augusta Civic Center, 76 Community Drive
1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Piscataquis/Sagadahoc Room

• Hear MOFGA program reports from MOFGA staff and committee members
• Vote on proposed changes to MOFGA's by-laws


Flowering in the North

January 28-30, 2019 – Flower growers' conference, University of Southern Maine, Abromson Center, 88 Bedford St., Portland. Share knowledge about zone 5 growing, wholesaling, retailing and designing with farm-fresh flowers. Cosponsored by MOFGA, UMaine Cooperative Extension, Snell Family Farm, Broadturn Farm and the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers. Registration


Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training at MOFGA

February 8 (snow date Feb. 15), 2019 – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, 294 Crosby Brook Road, Unity, Maine (map). Register online by Feb. 1. Learn about produce safety best practices, key parts of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements. Time for questions and discussion; participants will share their experiences and produce safety questions. Offered in collaboration with the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, and AgMatters LLC. Information and registration



Advanced Business Planning with Richard Wiswall

February 24, 2019 – Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., MOFGA's Common Ground Eduction Center, Unity, Maine. Find out your farm’s profit centers – which parts of your farm make the most money and which may actually lose money. Learn about efficient farm planning and analysis, efficient farm office management, key financial statements, employee management, and financial tips for success. Set aside the day to finally work on these, and other important farm business concerns. $100 per person; $135 for two people coming from the same farm. Scholarships available. Registration opening soon


Advanced Hide Tanning

Pre-requisite: MOFGA's Hide Tanning Workshop or equivalent experience
February 26, 2019
9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Do you know the basics of hide tanning but want to learn how to troubleshoot, how to make it easier, or how to use a variety of tanning and preservation methods for your hides? Would you like to work on a hide of your own? If you have attended on of MOFGA's Intro to Hide Tanning workshops or an equivalent training, please join us for an advanced hide tanning workshop. Registration