Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
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Meet Jason Tessier – MOFGA Buildings and Grounds Director

June 1, 2017 – Jason Tessier, MOFGA's buildings and grounds director, previously worked for the Sheridan Corporation where he supervised and scheduled construction projects, managed employees and contractors, secured goods and services, and oversaw safety, quality control and design details. He and his family raise crops and livestock and produce maple syrup at Tessiers Farm in Skowhegan.

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Meet Anna Mueller – MOFGA Educational Events Coordinator

December 1, 2016

Anna Mueller, MOFGA's educational events coordinator, was born in Germany and moved to the United States in 1999. Her family moved from Florida to Massachusetts and then to Texas before Mueller returned to New England to attend Unity College. While at Unity she worked at MOFGA as a work-study student and later filled in as our administrative assistant before becoming events coordinator.

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Meet Jacomijn Schravesande-Gardei – Associate Director of Crops for MOFGA Certification Services LLC

September 1, 2016

Jacomijn ("Jaco") is associate director of crops for MOFGA Certification Services LLC (MCS), working with certified organic crop farmers to assure compliance with the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) rule. She started working at MOFGA in 2006. She has also served as co-interim director of MCS during the search for a new director this summer. Jaco grew up in the Netherlands, where she obtained her bachelor's and master's degrees in forestry at Wageningen University.

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