Category: Organic farming

Potential for Chickpea Production in the Northeast

By Javed Sidiqi, Eric Bishop Von Wettberg and Valerio Hoyos Villegas Why Chickpeas? Chickpeas (Cicer arietinum L.) are an annual grain legume known for their high nutritional value and nitrogen-fixing properties. Chickpeas can provide benefits to agricultural rotations by reducing fertilizer inputs, in addition to producing a marketable crop. Chickpeas are widely loved in dishes

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Learn, Eat and Share at the Farmer to Farmer Conference!

Farmers from around the state will gather at the Hutchinson Center in Belfast, Maine, November 5-7 to learn from their peers and agricultural experts from around the Northeast. Participants can join with their fellow farmers at this year’s conference for three days of offerings including 30 educational sessions, farm tours and delicious local food.  The

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Organic Farming 101: Principles and Practices

Organic Farming:  Principles and Practices Crops Wednesday, May 9, 2018 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., MOFGA’s Common Ground Education Center, Unity Fee: $100; $75 for MOFGA members This one day immersion course is designed for MOFGA apprentices but is open to any participants interested in learning the fundamental principles and practices of organic farming. Join

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