Calendar

The following is a list of events taking place around the country – and the world!

Most of the events are organized or co-sponsored by MOFGA but other events are listed as well.
Visit the MOFGA Events page. Interested in giving a workshop for MOFGA?

Herb Farming on Zoom

Online

Join Emily Springer from Meeting House Herb Farm and Herb Growers Collaborative for an introductory workshop on organic medicinal herb growing in the Northeast. Emily will cover herbs that grow well in the northeast, herbs that can improve soil health and compliment a vegetable crop plan, pricing and markets, drying room tips and safe processing. …

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Soil Health on Leased Land

Sound Pine Farm 53 Pennellville Rd, Brunswick

Join the farmers of Sound Pine Farm and MOFGA’s Crop Specialist, Caleb Goossen, for a tour focused on how to use soil health practices for crop production on leased land. Sound Pine Farm is a diversified vegetable farm offering a free choice CSA to the greater Brunswick area. REGISTER HERE.MOFGA’s Farm Training Project (FTP) workshops …

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FREE

Diversified Farming

Seek-No-Further Farmstead 522 W Main St, Monroe, ME

Seek-No-Further Farmstead is a small, queer-owned and operated farm in Monroe. They produce vegetables year round, goat milk and yogurt, and early season tulips using sustainable practices that maintain and improve soil and pasture health. In this workshop and tour, they will share their diversified farming practices, including rotational grazing and intensive vegetable gardens. REGISTER …

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FREE

Equity, Justice and Farming

Gemstead Wiscasset, Maine

Join for a conversation on equity and justice in agriculture, grounded in self reflection of our own power and privilege, and how our position influences our work as farmers. There will be pre-work expected for all attendees. In addition to this conversation, we will tour the Gemstead where Genna and Gina, both past apprentices and …

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Small Scale Dairy

Grace Pond Farm 530 Main Street, Thomaston, ME

Becoming a licensed dairy producer can be a daunting task. Please join Grace Pond Farm and MOFGA’s dairy specialist Jacki Perkins for a farm tour and lively discussion of dairy production, and its counterpart, the value added market. Grace Pond Farm's organically certified dairy herd spends long, happy, grass-fed days chewing the cud. Their dairy …

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FREE

Making Local Food Accessible

Folklore Farm 304 Milbridge Rd, Cherryfield, ME

Come join farmers Dan Cunningham and Lizzie Meier at Folklore Farm in Cherryfield for a discussion on the ways their farm supports access to local food to all income levels, especially in a rural area. Folklore Farm partners with the Maine Seacoast Mission’s Downeast Campus Food Pantry, Mainers Feeding Mainers and the Good Shepherd Food …

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FREE

Flower Farming

Lazy Acres Farm 4 Ryder Rd, Farmingdale, ME

Learn the basics of flower farming through the seasons in Maine by walking through the flowers at Lazy Acres Farm. Lazy Acres Farm is a small family farm in Farmingdale, focusing on specialty cut flowers and pastured pork.  They sell their flowers through a CSA, wholesale to florists, at their on-farm stand, through wedding and design …

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FREE

Small Engine Maintenance and Repair

Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association 294 Crosby Brook Rd., Unity, ME

Do you want to take better care of the small engines that you rely on for work? In this workshop we will cover anatomy, tuneups, unflooding and your own questions! Please bring a gasoline-powered 2 stroke unit to practice on and learn more about (trimmer, chainsaw, etc). This workshop will not cover riding mowers, tractors, …

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FREE

Seed Trialing with FEDCO Seeds

Foxfire Farm 1109 Jones Rd, Palermo, ME

Join Fedco Seeds and Foxfire Farm to learn about seed saving and integrating seed trialing into your farm business. This will be a good opportunity for vegetable growers to compare and contrast different varieties over a wide range of crops. Foxfire Farm is a small-scale, diversified farm in Palermo, committed to growing healthy and nutritious …

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Starting Your Farm

Online

Finding a place and resources to farm can be a huge challenge. Whether you’re working as a farmhand, manager or apprentice, it is never too soon to consider your options. Maine’s field agent for Land For Good and Bo Dennis, the Beginning Farmer Specialist at MOFGA, will help you brainstorm about your future farm, the …

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