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?

Dairy Farm Labor Models

MOFGA's Education Center 294 Crosby Brook Rd, Unity, ME, United States

Relying on unpaid or family labor on dairy farms is not a sustainable option in our rapidly changing job market. In the second installment of our three part dairy labor management series, we will hear from the farmers about what has worked on their farms and what they have done differently. The farmers will do their […]

FREE

Fruit Tree Pruning

This class is being offered on a sliding scale of $30-$60. This course is free for Journeyperson program participants and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color). Scholarship application for anyone interested is available here. Learn to prune fruit trees to encourage vigorous growth, healthy fruit set and quality fruit yield. Collection and storage of scion wood […]

$30 – $60

Small “Backyard” Farm Workshop

China Town Office

The Kennebec Soil and Water Conservation District Office will be hosting a small farm workshop for small farms interested in improving the water quality of China Lake. This workshop is geared towards small scale, “backyard” farms in the China Lake region who are interested in improving the health and sustainability of their natural resources. The talk […]

FREE

Farmer Climate Forums: Approaching Nutrient Management in a Changing Climate

Online

This three part forum series is supported by NOFA-VT and MOFGA. Our first session is focused on vegetable producers, our second session is focused on livestock producers, and our third session is focused on whole-farm water management planning across production types. Dynamic weather patterns brought about by a changing climate pose new challenges to producers throughout […]

FREE

Bringing Back an Old Orchard

*Free for Journeyperson program participants and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color). Scholarship application for anyone interested is available here.Are there old, overgrown fruit trees on or near your property? Don’t give up on them! Join us for this pruning workshop focused on renovating mature or neglected fruit trees.This workshop is appropriate for those who have […]

$30 – $60

Bringing Back an Old Orchard

Cumberland 36 Orchard Rd, Cumberland, ME

*Free for Journeyperson program participants and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color). Scholarship application for anyone interested is available here.Are there old, overgrown fruit trees on or near your property? Don’t give up on them! Join us for this pruning workshop focused on renovating mature or neglected fruit trees.This workshop is appropriate for those who have […]

$30 – $60

Beekeeping Through the Seasons

Online

*This class is the first in a series of 9 classes. Registration price covers the whole series. **Registration is free for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) community members and participants in the MOFGA Journeyperson Program.Join Master Beekeeper Karen Thurlow for our first-ever foray into beekeeping through the seasons. From getting hives going in […]

$100 – $275

Farmer Climate Forums: Maintaining Fertile Grasslands through Climate-Smart Hayland Management

Online

This three part forum series is supported by NOFA-VT and MOFGA. Our first session is focused on vegetable producers, our second session is focused on livestock producers, and our third session is focused on whole-farm water management planning across production types. Join us for a discussion with Dr. Jaime Garzon focused on soil fertility in grasslands […]

FREE

Bringing Back an Old Orchard

Beech Hill Farm 171 Beech Hill Rd, Mt Desert, Maine

*Free for Journeyperson program participants and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color). Scholarship application for anyone interested is available here.Are there old, overgrown fruit trees on or near your property? Don’t give up on them! Join us for this pruning workshop focused on renovating mature or neglected fruit trees.This workshop is appropriate for those who have […]

$30 – $60

Seed Swap and Scion Exchange

MOFGA's Education Center 294 Crosby Brook Rd, Unity, ME, United States

Gardeners and orchardists are invited to bring their seeds, scionwood and cuttings to share to this free community event. We will have over 150+ types of scionwood to share, including some from the MOFGA orchards! The day will also include custom grafting, speakers and demonstrations, and more. We look forward to seeing you there.For more […]

Free

Holistic Apple Pest Management Webinar

Online

*Free for Journeyperson program participants and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) community members. Taught by Mike Biltonen, this webinar is an introduction to the art and science of Holistic Integrated Pest Management (IPM) from a biodynamic perspective. We will discuss the basics of IPM in principle and practice, including the use of historical data, observations, […]

$10 – $35

Farmer Climate Forums: Developing Climate Resilient Water Management Plans for Diverse Cropping Systems

Online

This three part forum series is supported by NOFA-VT and MOFGA. Our first session is focused on vegetable producers, our second session is focused on livestock producers, and our third session is focused on whole-farm water management planning across production types. Because of climate change, it can be more difficult than ever to plan for meeting […]

FREE

Apple Grafting Workshop

Monson Community Health Center Gymnasium N Main St, Monson, Maine

Piscataquis County Soil & Water Conservation District (PCSWCD) will be hosting an Apple Grafting Workshop on March 30, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with CJ Walke. CJ has worked with PCSWCD for 10 years and has an impressive background in orchard management and is MOFGA's Orchard Programs Manager. This event will be held at the […]

$40
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