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Leveraging Conservation Dollars: Agricultural Practices that Deliver Water Quality, Wildlife Habitat, and Soil Health
2018 – By Duane Hovorka, Izaak Walton League of America – The report assesses five conservation strategies that reduce polluted runoff, provide habitat for fish and wildlife, improve soil health, and address climate change. The five conservation systems are no till, buffer strips, cover crops, integrated pest management, and managed rotational grazing. Alone and especially
2018 – By Alissa White et al., Department of Plant and Soil Science, University of Vermont – This report presents a summary and preliminary statistical analysis of the results of the New England Adaptation Survey. In partnership with farmer networks and organizations across the region, 193 fruit and vegetable growers participated in the survey between
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Undated – NOFA Interstate Council – Dangerous levels of carbon in Earth’s atmosphere derive not only from burning fossil fuels, but also from land use changes. In fact, some scientists estimate that two-thirds of the excess carbon in the atmosphere derive from land-use changes such as clearing forests for agriculture and tilling the soil; with
Undated – AgriSafe Network – Across the centuries, women have worked in agriculture providing food for their families and communities. The number of women working as principle farmer has tripled over the past thirty years and their work tasks have also changed. Women contribute to our strong farm economy and will continue to live, work
Adam Tomash of West Gardiner died peacefully at home on April 28th after a full and authentic life. He was one of MOFGA’s first certified organic growers. Adam had a curious and wide-ranging intellect. He worked on and off for many years for Fedco Seeds, first as its seed-packing manager and subsequently as its manager
The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association is a broad-based community that educates about and advocates for organic agriculture, illuminating its interdependence with a healthy environment, local food production, and thriving communities.
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The Common Ground Country Fair
Every year, MOFGA holds a three-day celebration of organic culture with events, keynote speakers, family fun, and much, much more!