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1999 Agricultural Trades Show

The dates for the 1999 Agricultural Trades Show are January 12, 13 & 14. Once again, the event will take place at the Augusta Civic Center. MOFGA is working on a schedule of speakers and workshops. For more information, contact the main office at 622-3118.

MOFGA Board Elections

MOFGA’s board is made up of people representing chapters, committees, and the membership at large. The at-large representatives, and the officers of the Board (President, Vice-president, Treasurer, Secretary) are elected at the annual meeting, scheduled this year for Tuesday, January 12, 1999, at the Augusta Civic Center. If you are interested in serving on the Board or on a Committee (active committees include: Apprenticeship, Certification, Education, Fair Steering, Permanent Site Facilities, Permanent Site Activities, Public Policy), or want to become involved in a chapter near you, or want to help form a chapter, please contact Russell at the MOFGA office.

Contacting MOFGA

We have two offices now, which might lead to some confu­sion. For a few more months, it’s probably easier to contact any staff member through the Augusta office (622-3118) unless told otherwise. We’re trying to be in Unity two to three days a week, usually around scheduled meetings. The phone number there has an answering machine (568-4142), but if you don’t hear from us right away you might try Augusta for a quick response.

Thank You Rene!

A year ago MOFGA went looking for someone to help us through the construction process, coordinating on-site activities and contractors. We interviewed a few good candidates, and decided on Rene Burdet from Belgrade. I don’t think it would have been possible to have found a better person for the job. Rene helped guide the Permanent Site Coordinating Committee through the design process with the architects, established relationships with all the subcontractors, and took us through a project that only grew more complex as it developed. His understanding of the construction process was the critical element in helping us bring the project in on time.Not only that, but he’s a great craftsman himself and takes a great deal of pride in doing a job that will last. He’s now completed work for us, as of mid-November, but will continue to participate in a volunteer capacity in the months ahead. Thank you, Rene, for all your help and guidance.

– Russell Libby


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