Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association

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MOFGA Bylaws Changes Approved

November 8, 2019

On November 3 a special meeting of MOFGA's membership was held in conjunction with the annual Farmer to Farmer Conference. The purpose of the meeting was to vote on changes to MOFGA's bylaws that have been in the works as part of a three-year process. The changes include:

  • Clearly defining the role of board members, staff and volunteers;
  • Clearly empowering staff and committees to carry out the major day-to-day work of MOFGA;
  • Enhancing the effectiveness of the organization;
  • Making MOFGA even more inclusive and participatory; and
  • Updating the language to ensure it reflects how MOFGA works now and how the organization will work in the future.

Members in attendance voted to approve the recommended changes to the bylaws, which go into effect immediately. Thanks to everyone who voted and participated in this process.

Download the current MOFGA bylaws PDF

Seeking Board Member Nominations

With the new MOFGA bylaws, we can open the nomination process for new board members. We plan to add several board members in 2020. If you're interested in nominating yourself or someone else, or just interested in learning more about being on the board, please complete this short form and a board member will be in touch.

Save the Date

MOFGA's annual membership meeting will be held on January 26, 2020 (snow date: Feb. 9) – Sunday at the Common Ground Education Center in Unity.