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.

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

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Food Safety Workshop

Produce Farmers Are Food Handlers! Let’s Do It Profitably

January 31 - February 1, 2019 – 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity. How we handle our product affects the post harvest quality and safety of our food, and our relationships with buyers. Integrating food safety systems into postharvest practices and market relationships supports the development of farm systems that are viable, cost-effective, and scale appropriate. This two-day food safety workshop is hands-on and designed for active learning. Registration

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Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training at MOFGA

February 8, 2019 (snow date Feb. 15) – 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 UMaine Extension and AgMatters LLC. Information and registration

 

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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 now open

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Advanced Hide Tanning Workshop

February 26, 2019 – 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity. $100; $75 for MOFGA members. Pre-requisite: MOFGA's Hide Tanning Workshop or equivalent experience. 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

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Maine Heritage Orchard Annual Planting Day

April 27, 2019 – Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Maine Heritage Orchard, 85 Crosby Brook Rd., Unity, Maine. Join us for the Maine Heritage Orchard's 6th annual tree planting day. With your help we will plant 6 apple trees and several herbaceous & woody companions. We will also remove tree guards, check trees for damage and add mulch at the Maine Heritage Orchard and at the North Orchard at MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center (across the road). RSVP on Volunteer Hub

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