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MOFGA’s Farmer to Farmer Conference

Saturday, November 1 to Monday, November  3 – 2014

Point Lookout Resort, Northport

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About The ConferenceSession DetailsRegistrationAccommodationsScholarships

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 a lot, eat well, share your expertise, make new friends,
and reconnect with old ones at the 2014 MOFGA Farmer to Farmer Conference!

 
 
 



 

 



First Conference Night Dinner (on your own)

Suggested Locations

Belfast

Belfast Co-op Deli & Cafe
123 High Street - 338-2532

Three Tides
2 Pinchey Lane - 338-1707

Chase's Daily
96 Main Street - 338-0555

The Gothic
108 Main Street - 338-GOTH

Delvino's Pasta House
53 Main Street - 338-4565

Darby's
155 High Street - 338-2339

Rollie's Bar and Grill
37 Main Street - 338-4502

Front Street Grill
37 Front Street - 338-8900

Scallions Food For Life
1 Belmont Ave - 338-1414

Young’s Lobster Pound
4 Mitchell Avenue - 338-1160

Camden

Francine Bistro
55 Chestnut Street - 230-0083‎

Cappy's Chowder House
1 Main Street - 236-2254

Hartstone Inn
41 Elm Street - 236-4259‎

Waterfront
44 Bayview Street # 11 - 236-3747

Peter Ott's
16 Bayview Street - 236-4032‎

Longrain
31 Elm Street - 236-9001

Fresh
1 Bay View Street - 236-7005

Lincolnville

The Whale's Tooth Pub
2531 Atlantic Highway (Rte. 1) - 789-5200

Rockport

Shepard's Pie
18 Central Street - 236-8500

SESSION DETAILS COMING SOON

 

 


Early Check-In will be held on Saturday, November 1st at the Welcome Center (see map)

There you can register for the conference as well as pick up your cabin key.

If you plan to arrive on Sunday morning, conference registration will be located in Erickson Hall (where meals & keynote will be held). Cabin check-in will be in the Welcome Center.

Please note that check out is at 10 am on Monday.

 

REGISTRATION FEES (per person)
Full Conference Registration $150
OR A La Carte ($75 each session) 

Sunday: AM Session ($75) OR PM Session ($75)
Monday: Keynote + AM Session ($75)

MEALS (per person)
Meals for children under 6 are FREE. Children ages 13 and older pay adult meal fee.
Non-participant visitors are asked to pay for all meals.
Full Meal Package - includes breakfast, lunch & dinner on Sunday; breakfast & lunch on Monday:
Adult $75
Children ages 6-12, $25
OR Meals A La Carte
Sunday: Breakfast $12 (Adult) / $5 (Child) - Lunch $18 (A) / $5 (C) - Dinner $25 (A) / $10 (C)
Monday: Breakfast $12 (A) / $5 (C) - Lunch $18 (A) / $5 (C)


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In complying with the letter and spirit of applicable laws and pursuing its own goals of diversity, the University System shall not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status or gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other areas of the University System. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. Questions and complaints about discrimination in any area of the University should be directed to the Executive Director of Equal Opportunity, The University of Maine, Room 101, 5754 North Stevens Hall, Orono, ME 04469-5754, telephone (207) 581-1226 (voice and TDD).

Any person with a disability who needs accommodations for this program should contact Rick Kersbergen at 1-800-287-1426 to discuss their needs at least 21 days in advance.  

 

Accommodations & Venue


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Point Lookout Northport, ME
www.visitpointlookout.com
207-789-2000 or 800-515-3611

Check In will begin at 6:30 pm on Saturday, November 1 at the Welcome Center (see map).

 


We’re excited to once again host the conference at a venue located in the heart of Mid-Coast Maine (map).
Point Lookout features tremendous views, hiking trails, bowling alley, and pleasant guest accommodations.

Point Lookout Interior
 

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

Registration closes & rates expire October 16th

Cabin reservations will be handled directly through the conference center. We've arranged special room rates ($75 in shared 2 or 3 bedroom cabin to $150 for a one bedroom cabin) for conference participants. Please call Point Lookout at 800-515-3611 to book your room.  Be sure to call by October 16th 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 haven’t found a cabinmate yet, check our Googledoc page to see who else is looking.


Scholarships
A limited number of scholarships are available.

Priority will be given to recent participants in the MOFGA Apprenticeship Program, but other new, beginning, and limited resource farmers are encouraged to apply.

Please note that scholarships do not cover the Friday Bus Tour.

Scholarship application deadline is October 17th.

To apply:
Register online for the conference as you normally would, but in the payment section, indicate you are applying for a scholarship. You will then be prompted to fill out an online scholarship application.

We will contact you by October 24 to notify you of award amount and registration fees.

We must receive BOTH forms to process your scholarship request.

Questions or concerns? please contact
Andrew Marshall.

 


    

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