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MOFGA Events

Throughout the year, MOFGA hosts hundreds of meetings, workshops, conferences, dinners and festive gatherings. Many take place at our Common Ground Education Center in Unity, Maine. And many more happen at farms, businesses and other venues throughout the state. Please review our event registration policies. For events offered by other organizations, see our Calendar page. Interested in giving a workshop for MOFGA? Please complete this form. If you are interested in receiving a scholarship for a MOFGA event click here.

Spring Growth Conference 2020: Moving Water Around the Farm

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March 14, 2020
Saturday, 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity

$50 per person
$75 per two people from same farm
Free for JPs/MFRPs

Delve into the interactions among your soil type, water tables and drainage possibilities with David Rocque, state soil scientist, in the morning. Then hear from a variety of farmers about how they have dealt with drainage on the farm. Learn how you can improve soil moisture content – and about specific legal restrictions.

 


About the Speaker
David P. Rocque, State Soil Scientist

For 32 years David Rocque has worked as the State Soil Scientist for the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. He provides services on the use and management of soils for farming, including on-site evaluation of soils and hydrology to beginning farmers looking to purchase a farm, and to established farmers who are thinking of enlarging fields or creating new fields. He also provides information to farmers on woodlot management.


Farmers: We Want to Hear From You About the Weather

Researchers at the University of Maine are looking for farmers to participate in a focus group on climate adaptation resources as part of a USDA-AFRI funded project. This focus group will be held from 3:30 - 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 14 at the MOFGA Spring Growth Conference. Participants will be compensated $50 for their time on a per farm basis, with participation limited to 10 farms. If you are interested in participating or would like to learn more, please contact Ruth Sexton Clements at ruth.sexton@maine.edu.

 

Interested in a scholarship to MOFGA events? Click here for more information.

 

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