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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.

MOFGA's Farmer to Farmer Conference

November 3-5, 2018
Saturday, Sunday, Monday
Point Lookout Resort and Conference Center, Northport, Maine

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ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

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MOFGA’s Farmer to Farmer Conference …

  • Is known for its intimacy, in-depth treatment of topics, and amazing discussions.
  • Is based on the idea that farmers learn best from their peers and other practitioners.
  • Features prominent and accessible university faculty, extension educators, and other agricultural professionals.
  • Features a unique 3-hour workshop session format, in which one half is dedicated to talks by both agricultural service professionals and farmers, and the other to a round table discussion intended to solicit and capitalize on the accumulated knowledge of all the farmers in attendance.
  • Serves delicious meals featuring local, organic food.
  • Is a rare and wonderful opportunity to get off the farm and catch up with fellow farmers.

Learn, eat, share and connect with old friends and new at MOFGA's Farmer to Farmer Conference!

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ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

Pre-conference Activities
Saturday, November 3

Social Justice Workshop
1 - 4:30 p.m., $25 per person (scholarships available)

Social justice, equity and diversity are critical to the foundation of a sustainable and inclusive food and farm system. With the support of facilitators we will work together to understand the foundational issues related to individual and group identity, structural inequity and intersectionality, and consider our role as farmers and humans in the least diverse state in the nation. This participatory half-day convening will include affinity group breakout discussions for farmers of color and queer farmers, as well as their white and straight allies.

Farm Tours
12 noon - 5 p.m.
Free (register ahead for optional $10 roundtrip bus from Point Lookout)

South Paw Farm, Freedom
1 p.m. tour
South Paw Farm is owned and operated by Meg and Ryan Mitchell who bought their current farm in 2015. Together, with help from their dedicated crew, they now cultivate 20 acres of mixed vegetables, 3 acres of organic tree fruit, and 42 acres of pasture and forests on top of Beaver Ridge in Freedom, Maine.

Common Sense Farm & Caleb Stoll’s Dairy, Unity
3 p.m. tour

Abner and Caleb Stoll moved to Unity with the creation of the Amish community. Abner started Common Sense Farm in 2009 and became certified organic in 2011. Abner and his family produce and retail mixed vegetables from their farm and the surrounding community. Caleb began his organic dairy in 2013 where they milk 25 cows shipping milk through Organic Valley. Join us at Abner and Caleb’s farms and decide which tour you would like to take!

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2018 Keynote Address

Sandy and Paul Arnold of Pleasant Valley Farm in Argyle, New York. Their talk at MOFGA’s 2010 Farmer to Farmer Conference was so valuable and so well received that we asked them to return as keynote speakers this year.

Sandy and Paul Arnold of Pleasant Valley Farm in Argyle, New York. Their talk at MOFGA’s 2010 Farmer to Farmer Conference was so valuable and so well received that we asked them to return as keynote speakers this year.


Best Job on Earth
Paul and Sandy Arnold, Pleasant Valley Farm
Monday, 8:30 a.m.

“Since the start of our farming career … our goal was to make farming a full-time venture, to not work off the farm, and to raise a family with a good quality of life.” Paul and Sandy Arnold related those goals when they spoke at MOFGA’s 2010 Farmer to Farmer Conference. Their talk was so valuable and so well received that we asked them to return as keynote speakers this year, to go in depth into their inspiration for farming, their drive to continue and how they have engineered success. Fun, family, food and fulfillment are all aspects of this inspiring keynote.

Pleasant Valley Farm is in Argyle, New York, 15 miles east of Saratoga Springs, where the Arnolds have been farming for over 30 years, building the farm from land purchased in 1988 to the thriving fruit and vegetable farm it is now.

Their two children, Robert and Kim, continue to be integral to helping run the family farm, as does Kim’s husband, Peyton Atkins. They grow over 40 varieties of diverse fruit and vegetable crops with organic methods (they are Certified Naturally Grown) on 4 of their 180 acres of land, and they grow a diverse range of crops, including greens all winter, in three high tunnels.

The Arnolds make their living selling their produce year-round at three area farmers’ markets (two in winter) in Glens Falls and Saratoga and to some local restaurants/ stores. They specialize in season extension and profitability, and their farm is 100 percent solar-powered.

Paul and Sandy do presentations at agricultural con­ferences all over the United States and Canada, and they mentor/teach farmers and new farmers. Although neither came from a farming background, they have enjoyed farming for the great lifestyle and family life it offers.

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Sessions

November 4
Sunday Morning – 9:15 am - 12:15 pm
Sunday Afternoon – 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.

November 5
KEYNOTE ADDRESS – 8:30 - 9:45 a.m.

Monday Morning – 10 am – 11:30 am
Monday Afternoon – 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm



November 4
Sunday Morning

9:15 am -12:15 pm
* Asterisks beside the workshop title indicate the number of pesticide recertification credits toward the Agricultural Basic pesticide applicator license from the Maine Board of Pesticides Control. More details at the end of the sessions list.

Mechanical Weed Control ***
Eric Gallandt, UMaine Cooperative Extension
Andrew Knafel, Clear Brook Farm, VT
In this session Eric Gallandt will introduce the concept of stacking mechanical weed control tools to enhance their effectiveness. Stacking tools involves putting two or more cultivating tools together utilizing different modes of operation in a single pass. Andrew Knafel of Clear Brook Farm in Vermont will be joining Eric and will discuss the many different tools he has utilized for weed control on his farm over the years.

Farm Succession: The Future Farmers
Bill & Cynthia Thayer, Darthia Farm
Amanda Provencher and Paul Schultz, King Hill Farm

Learn how Darthia Farm and King Hill Farm have been able to pass the torch to a non-family, younger generation, with all of it's advantages and difficulties. How did the young farmers go about finding a situation that worked to gain access to land, and why was this the right fit? Did they intend to take over a functional farm or build one from scratch? How did they build the farm into what they wanted while respecting the work that had already gone into the farm? How did they make sure the contracts/agreements reflected their needs? Are they thinking about how they will transfer the farm in the future? Learn more about the complex and rewarding process of farm succession.

Get Sour: How to Add Value with Vinegar
Bob Sewall, Sewall Orchard
Harry Rosenblum, Author of “Vinegar Revival”

Bob Sewall of Sewall Orchard has built his orchard around value-added apples and concentrates his business model around making and selling cider and cider vinegar. In this session he will discuss farm-scale apple cider vinegar making and will be joined by Harry Rosenblum, author of Vinegar Revival and chef of The Brooklyn Kitchen. Harry will discuss vinegar and vinegar fermentation of various sorts from herb infused vinegars to making simple wines and beers for vinegar fermentation.

Profitable Meat Marketing Part I
Matt LeRoux, Cornell Cooperative Extension
Heather Donahue, Balfour Farm

Strategic and specific marketing efforts can help you take full advantage of the market for local meat and other livestock products. In this workshop you will learn how to develop a simple marketing plan including your farm's marketing strategy and how to set specific marketing objectives to make you job easier. If you want to sharpen and focus your marketing skills or just don’t know where to begin developing a marketing plan, we can help!

Managing Your Farm’s Carbon Footprint
Denison Gallaudet, Millbrook Farm
Pete Hagerty, MOFGA Low Impact Forestry Program

How do agricultural practices such as seeding, sod plowing, livestock grazing, and firewood harvesting affect the carbon footprint of your farm? Do you use a petroleum product to power your tractor, water pump, truck or car? Do you release stored greenhouse gases into the environment by burning firewood or plowing soil? How might you go about measuring your farm's carbon footprint, and what are practical steps you can take to offset this imbalance? Learn from farmers and woodland owners who have successfully managed their forest environment to mitigate carbon loss and see how you can incorporate simple changes to make a big difference.

Fundamentals of Small-Scale Commercial Seed Production *
Roberta Bailey, Seven Tree Farm/Fedco
Daniel MacPhee, Blackbird Rise/MOFGA

This session will address the core fundamentals of organic seed production with a level of depth sufficient to help growers realistically consider the agronomic and economic aspects of adding (or altering) an organic seed enterprise. We’ll cover production systems including propagation, isolation and selection, harvest, seed cleaning and processing, as well as industry norms around grower contracts, quality specs and other sector economics. Presenter Roberta Bailey of Seven Tree Farm in Vassalboro has been producing seed crops for over 20 years. She integrates small scale flower, herb and vegetable seed production along with a diversity of vegetable and fruit crops on her 18-acre farm. Daniel MacPhee of Blackbird Rise in Palermo shifted from a focus on direct-market fresh vegetables to contract seed production when his family moved to central Maine in 2012. Please bring your seedy questions, ideas, systems and/or experiences to share!

Downy Mildew ***
Mark Hutton, UMaine Cooperative Extension
Alicyn Smart, UMaine Cooperative Extension

Downy mildew is a common name for a type of fungus. There are actually different species and strains of those species that are specific pathogens for different crops. Many are becoming way to common, especially on spinach and lettuce, but now even onions are showing a downy mildew. Two local experts are going to team up to shed some light on how to manage this problem, which if unmanaged could wipe out an entire crop very quickly. Alicyn Smart, plant pathologist who runs the diagnostic lab at the University of Maine, is going to discuss the biology of the pathogen, how to identify it, conditions it does well in and how her lab can help. Mark Hutton, Vegetable Specialist at the University of Maine, is going to talk about how to manage this disease, how to avoid it, and practices that may encourage it that you should avoid.

Thrive and Grow with Small Volume Wholesale – Restaurants and Specialty Food Stores
Ian Jerolmack , Stonecipher Farm
Chris Gould, Central Provisions Restaurant
John Schreiber, Rosemont Market

Ian Jerolmack of Stonecipher Farm will facilitate this session to pull out the do's/dont's of specialty markets and how farmers can grow and thrive when working with these types of wholesale businesses. Learn more about the routines, the potential pitfalls, and how to excel in this space.

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Sunday Afternoon
2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Culinary Breeding
Ken Green, Hudson Valley Seed Company/Seedshed
Lindsay Wyatt, Johnny's Selected Seeds
Jenn Legnini, Turtle Rock Farm

Breeding crops for taste AND production?! What a novel concept. If you or your customers care about flavor, join our presenters for a discussion of current work in culinary breeding and opportunities of interest to farmers, breeders, cooks, processors and anyone else along the path from seed to plate. As a processor of specialty value-added products, Jenn Legnini of Turtle Rock Farm, has found that the success of recipe development is deeply rooted in the unique culinary characteristics of a specific crop varietal – and as a grower, she knows that the varieties she wants in her kitchen must also perform well in the field. Lindsay Wyatt, squash and pumpkin breeder at Johnny’s Selected Seeds, will discuss how she evaluates flavor, the nuances of balancing superior flavor with other important agronomic characteristics of a potential variety, and her work with local growers and chefs like Jenn as part of the Northeast Seed-to-Table Initiative. Ken Greene, founder of the Hudson Valley Seed Company, will discuss cooperative breeding and marketing of culinary varieties, including the Kitchen Cultivars Project and Native American Seed Sanctuary collaborations facilitated by his new educational non-profit, Seedshed.

Cooperative Farming Models
Jonah Fertig-Burd, Cooperative Development Institute
Sarah Horwitz, Three River Farmers Alliance

Learn how cooperatively structured food businesses make our food systems more resilient, improving access to farmland, securing access to food, and connecting multilevel stakeholders with shared values. Hear from an alliance of local farmers working together to market, aggregate, and distribute local products through a multi-farm CSA.

Nutrient Management
Caleb Goosen, MOFGA
Andrew Knafel, Clear Brook Farm, VT

How much fertilizer will your crop need after you turn in your cover crop? What fertilizer should you choose and why? Discuss these questions and more with experienced farmer Andrew Knafel of Clear Brook Farm in Shaftsbury, Vermont, and MOFGA crop and conservation specialist Caleb Goossen.

Dairy on Demand? It’s Not That Easy…
Henry Hardy, Hardy Farm
Katia Holmes, Misty Brook Farm

Hardy Farms has generations of experience raising, grazing, and showing Ayrshire cattle. Join Henry Hardy in a discussion on how to best choose genetics to suit organic production. Katia Holmes owns a 100% grass-fed dairy operation, and has spent years breeding her jersey herd for grain-free production. Come join these industry experts in discussing what's made them successful over the years.

Winter Production *
Eliot Coleman, Four Season Farm

Flower Production *
Stacy Brenner, Broadturn Farm
Karen Volckhausen, Happy Town Farm
Carole Mapes, Flywheel Flowers

This session features three flower growers at different stages in their farm businesses. Stacy Brenner of Broadturn Farm, Karen Volckhausen of Happytown Farm and Carole Mapes of Flywheel Flowers will share their work with flower production and how they have adapted it to fit their farms.

Low External Input Farming
Tom Roberts, Snakeroot Farm
Steven Shepsi Eaton, Darthia Farm

Learn about production systems that emphasize heavy reliance on local resources and natural processes. How does it impact the farm's sustainability, productivity, and bottom line? What limitations and challenges are presented by this method of farming? What are the most effective practices that you can replicate on your own farm?

Food Access Farming in a Variety of Forms
Andrea Koltai-Price, Helios Horsepower Farm
Dalziel Lewis, Dig Deep Farm
Reba Richardson, Hatchet Cove Farm

In this session farmers will discuss farming for food banks, the Senior Farm Share program, accepting WIC and SNAP (formerly known as food stamps), as well as discuss nutrition incentive programs at farmers' markets and CSA's AND raising money for scholarships for customers in need. We will also discuss how farmers incorporate these efforts/initiatives into a viable business (or their pursuit of one). Moderated by Heather Omand, who manages nutrition incentive programming at organic CSA farms in Maine.

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November 5
Monday Morning

10 am – 11:30 am

Labor
Speakers TBD

Organic Ginger and Turmeric
Ian Jerolmack, Stonecipher Farm
Ginger and turmeric are becoming a new go to crop for greenhouse production in the North East. However, cultural information, and tips seem to still be non-existent. The seed suppliers are in Hawai'i, and cannot offer much product support for what we are doing here. Google searches give you info for India, or New Zealand. A few growers around here have figured out the tricks and needs for these plants, and find they can be quite easy to grow, given their optimal possible conditions. Whether you have tried these crops before or not, Ian has some insights into how to keep them happy in your greenhouse.

Size Matters: Efficiency and Profitability of the Small Vegetable Farm
Daniel Mays, Frith Farm
Come talk about the benefits of staying small. The scale at which we farm can affect everything from soil health and labor management to profitability and quality of life. In an economic culture where growth is an unquestioned gospel, farming at a very small scale can be a difficult yet rewarding decision. Daniel Mays runs Frith Farm, where they gross $2 a square foot from three acres of vegetables grown without tillage, spraying, or tractors. Daniel will give an overview of his operation and show how staying small and intensive has enabled his farm to build healthy soil, increase efficiency, attract good workers, turn a solid profit, and work a sane schedule.

Farm in the Spotlight: Snakeroot Farm
Tom Roberts and Lois Labbe, Snakeroot Farm
In 1995 when Tom Roberts and Lois Labbe were both 50, they began their vegetable farm on a run-out hayfield surrounded by woods. Tom had been farming since joining Peacemeal Farm in 1980 and Lois joined him there in 1990. Prior to that, neither of them had any previous farming experience. At Snakeroot, they broke sod on an acre the first year and now farm five acres, including a two acre plot on a neighbor's land. They have operated a debit-type CSA for over 20 years, and begin each year's work with their 400+ tap sugarbush. Tom and Lois have helped start several farmers' markets and today sell 90% of what they produce at two large and two small markets; the balance goes to a wholesaler, a distiller, and to Internet sales. Recently they have begun integrating a young couple with a poultry operation into their farm. They maintain a website with their farm history and many descriptions of how they do what they do. The farm Facebook page allows even some of their workers to post about their work here, and shared Google docs and sheets allow better sharing of information within the farm.

Marketing of the MOFGA Certified Organic Brand
Stacy Brenner, Broadturn Farm
Heather Omand, MOFGA

In this session Heather Omand and Stacy Brenner will talk about MOFGA's 2018 campaign to spread awareness of and increase demand for the MOFGA certified organic brand. We will also hear from one or a few businesses that were featured as a part of that campaign and solicit feedback from the audience both about the 2018 work and ideas/possibilities for 2019.

Profitable Meat Marketing Part II
Matt LeRoux, Cornell Cooperative Extension
You are selling meat, but are you making money? Learn about Cornell's new online Meat Price & Yield Calculator. The calculator uses your farm's data to develop pricing for meat sold by the carcass or by the cut. It accounts for you production, processing, and marketing costs, allows you to build in a profit, then lets you adjust the pricing of each cut until you reach you goal.

Hemp Production
Trevor Hardy, Brookdale Fruit Farm

What You Need to Know About the Produce Safety Rule – Coverage, Exemptions and Your Questions
Linda Titus, AgMatters
Cullen Wilson, USDA

The Produce Safety Rule is here and anyone growing produce for sale over $25,000 will have responsibilities for compliance. For growers selling between $25,000 and $500,000 directly to consumers, local retailers and restaurants there will be exemptions but some requirements for records and labeling. Come hear the details of what you’ll need to be aware of as the Rule goes into effect.

Homeopathy
Henrietta Beaufait, DVM, CVH
Please join us in a discussion of how to effectively use homeopathy with livestock. We will use this opportunity to improve our diagnostic and repetorizing skills.  Feel free to bring any case information that you're questioning, and we'll look up rubrics.  We can work through your case together and, maybe, find the right remedy!

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Monday Afternoon
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Farming in the Face of Climate Change: How diversified farmers are adapting to increasingly extreme weather
Rachel Schattman, USDA Northeast Climate Hub & UVM Extension
Alissa White, UVM
Trevor Hardy, Brookdale Fruit Farm

Though the causes of climate change may still spark debate in certain sectors, the impact of shifting climate patterns and increasingly extreme weather events has become a reality impossible to ignore for farmers across the US Northeast. This session will provide an update on current climate impacts and projections for our region, management practices being used to mitigate climate impacts, and innovative strategies emerging on farms across the region to adapt their operations for resilience in the face of increasing unpredictability and climate-related risk. Rachel Schattman of the USDA Northeast Climate Hub (VT) will discuss the real implications of these climate projections, Alissa White of UVM will present examples and analysis from her recently completed New England Adaptation Survey of 193 farmers, and veg and fruit farmer and irrigation expert Trevor Hardy of Brookdale Fruit Farm (NH) will discuss the tools, strategies and systems they use for managing too much, and too little, water on their farm.

Organic Asparagus *
Mark Guzzi, Peacemeal Farm
Mike Bahner, Bahner Farm

Asparagus can be as difficult and time-consuming as it is profitable. Come hear from Peacemeal Farm and Bahner Farm on how they keep their asparagus patch healthy and as weed-free as possible.

Farmers Talk Access to Capital in Maine
Abby Lydon, Dharma Farm
Noah Wentworth, Frinklepod Farm
Jessie Dowling, Fuzzy Udder Creamery

This panel of farmers will talk about the wide variety of ways they have accessed capital in Maine. They will talk about their experiences with the process, requirements, and pros and cons of working with Kiva Loans, crowdfunding, state programs, CSA members, and Slow Money Maine - to name a few. Speakers include Noah Wentworth of Frinklepod Farm, Jessie Dowling of Fuzzy Udder Creamery, and Abby Lydon of Dharma Farm. The session will be moderated by Heather Omand (MOFGA) and Bonnie Rukin (Slow Money Maine).

Permanent Beds and Tarping to Reduce Tillage on Small Farms
Mark Hutton, UMaine Cooperative Extension
Anu Rangarajan, Director, Cornell Small Farm Program
Ryan Maher, Cornell Small Farms Program

Come to hear lessons learned from four years of reduced tillage research on tarping and mulching practices for small-scale vegetables. We’ll dig deep into how these practices can impact your weeds, labor, soils and yields and discuss the best strategies to be successful with less tillage.

Crop Planning at Six River Farm
Nate Drummond, Six River Farm
Eleanor Groden from the University of Maine will team up with Nate Drummond from Six River Farm and discuss trials they have done together testing the efficacy of some beneficial microbes for enhancing plant vigor. One of the trials they will report on is using RootShield and Mycotrol to enhanced plant vigor in cabbage and strawberries. This is something that’s been getting a lot of research attention lately (Beauveria and Metarhizium colonizing the rhizosphere and enhancing plant growth independent of insect suppression). Ellie will discuss the science behind the action, and Nate will relate that to what is happening on the farm.

Improve Communication and Build Better Relationships
Leslie Forstadt, UMaine Cooperative Extension
Effective two-way communication is essential and cost effective for your farm operations. Come join us for this 3-hour interactive workshop to learn strategies for increasing farm profitability through improving communication skills. Designed to be hands to help families experience the tools as a team. We welcome farmers of all knowledge levels to help enhance the educational experience for all! Things you’ll learn: Understanding different personal styles Adapting to different styles Structure dialogue between generations Identify obstacles to shifting management roles Improve Internal and External Communication Build your Relationship Capitol with others to improve farm operations Learn how to have information sharing conversations Create positive, rewarding personal and professional relationships Leave the workshop with at least one goal identified with steps to implement.

Cover Cropping and Soil Health *
Jason Lilley, UMaine Cooperative Extension
Adrienne Lee, New Beat Farm
Jake Hochstetler, Green Sunshine Farm

Join farmers Adrienne Lee of New Beat Farm in Knox, Maine, Jake Hochstetler of Green Sunshine Farm in Hodgdon, Maine, and Jason Lilley from Maine Cooperative Extension as we discuss their approaches and specific practices for promoting and maintaining soil health on their mixed vegetable farms. Topics will include cover crop selection and use for controlling weeds, improving tilth, and preparing new ground, and more!

Farming for the Long-Term and Having Income into Retirement
Barbara and Jason Kafka, Checkerberry Farm
Paul and Sandy Arnold, Pleasant Valley Farm

Barbara and Jason Kafka purchased their farm in 1981 and have been MOFGA Certified Organic for the past 28 years. Sandy and Paul Arnold have run Pleasant Valley Farm for over 30 years, growing some of the freshest, highest quality and tastiest vegetables, herbs and fruits grown with organic methods. Along with the chronological prestige comes the realization that the warnings of the previous generation were in fact accurate. Like our crop planning, can we set up our lives so as to have the best options as “Winter” approaches.

 

* Pesticide recertification credits available – see workshop descriptions above. The number of asterisks indicates the number of credits available for the workshop. As of April 1, 2015, any grower who annually sells more than $1,000 worth of plants or plant products intended for human consumption and who uses general use pesticides (including those approved for use in organic production) must obtain an Agricultural Basic pesticide applicator license from the Maine Board of Pesticides Control. More information

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Registration

Conference Fees
$150 full conference registration
$50 per session block

(Monday a.m. session includes the keynote)
$75 for all meals; $12 per breakfast; $18 per lunch; $25 for the dinner
Childcare and child meal options available (see Child Registration below)
All meals include gluten free and vegan options

Register here for the full conference
Register here for Sunday's sessions
Register here for Monday's sessions and the keynote
Register here for a single session block
Click here for child registration

Saturday Pre-Conference Activities

$25 Social Justice Workshop
Register here for the Social Justice workshop

$10 Bus Tour
Free to attend farm tours
Register here for the Bus Tour (farm tours are free)

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Registration
Register here here if you would like to sponsor our Farmer to Farmer Conference
Register here here if you would like to be an exhibitor at our event

If you would like to support this conference as a sponsor or if you would like to be an exhibitor at our Trades Show, please contact Anna Mueller at events@mofga.org.

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Accommodations & Venue

Carpool Option using Ridevu

Point Lookout Resort and Conference Center
Northport, Maine
www.visitpointlookout.com
207-789-2000 or 800-515-3611

Check In begins at 6:30 pm at the Welcome Center on opening day

Point Lookout Resort and Conference Center is excited to once again host the conference at its venue located in the heart of Mid-Coast Maine.

Point Lookout features tremendous views, hiking trails, bowling alley and pleasant guest accommodations.

Each of Point Lookout's spacious, all-pine cabins (one, two, or three bedroom) feature:

  • kitchen with refrigerator and coffeemaker
  • queen and king-size beds
  • wireless internet access
  • central heat and propane fireplaces
  • stand-up shower in each of the one or two bathrooms

Cabin reservations are handled directly through the conference center. Special room rates for conference participants: $80 per person in shared 2- or 3-bedroom cabins to $110 for a one bedroom cabin.

Please call Point Lookout at 800-515-3611 to book your room.

  • Be sure to call by October 16 and mention the MOFGA Farmer to Farmer Conference.
  • If you would like to share a cabin and if you know the party you want to share with, please indicate this.
  • If you want to share a cabin but have not found a cabinmate yet, check our Find a Roommate Bulletin Board on Googledocs to see who else is looking.

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Scholarships

Priority will be given to recent participants in the MOFGA Apprenticeship Program, but other new and limited resource farmers are encouraged to apply. Note: Current Journeypersons receive free registration, meals and accommodation.

Please note that scholarships do not cover the Saturday bus tour or accommodations.

Scholarship application deadline is October 15.

To apply: Fill out the scholarship application and indicate level of support requested. Your request will be processed and you will receive an email notifying you of your award and the discount code to use to register. Please do not register online until you've received notification of your award.

We will contact you by October 19 to notify you of the award amount and registration fees owed.

Questions or concerns? please contact: Anna Mueller, Educational Events Coordinator

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