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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?

Farm Training Project: Pasture-Based Livestock

The Milkhouse 445 South Monmouth Rd., Monmouth, ME

Join The Milkhouse crew in Monmouth for a farm tour to learn about organic forage production and grazing management of cows and sheep. We'll give an introduction to dairy farming and talk about on-farm processing of dairy products as well as raising hogs. Limited to 20 people.REGISTER HEREMOFGA’s Farm Training Project (FTP) workshops are designed …

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Free

Apple Afternoon with MOFGA’s Orchard Team

The Maine Organic Marketplace 55 Main st, Freeport

Did you know that MOFGA has two orchards on our grounds in Unity and also manages the Maine Heritage Orchard - a young preservation orchard in a former gravel pit just down the road? Over 300 varieties of apples and pears traditionally grown in Maine are growing there. Our orchard crew works hard to care …

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Free

All About Root Cellars

Online

A discussion about root cellars with a friendly panel of experts from the MOFGA community.Root cellars can take many forms - a room in a basement, a separate building, a bulkhead or even built into a hillside! - but they're all great ways to store vegetables through the winter with relatively little effort or energy. …

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Free

Farmer to Farmer in the Field Pasture Renovation

Bo Lait Farm 414 West Washington Road, Washington, ME

Connor and Alexis MacDonald of Bo'Lait Farm have been operating their organic dairy since 2013. Recently, they've worked to reclaim and rejuvenate some of their pastures using various different techniques. Join us for a tour of these fields, and the opportunity to ask questions about what worked well, and what they would choose to do …

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Free

Growing and Using Nuts in Maine

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

This event is being offered on a sliding scale of $15-$45; please pay what you are able.Often overlooked, nuts are a high energy and nutritious food source that have a long shelf life, making nut trees valuable assets on a farm or homestead.  Join Jesse Stevens (owner/operator of a tree nursery in Norway, Maine, and …

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$15 – $45

Farmer to Farmer in the Field Newfangled Fencing

Rainbow Valley Farm 3535 West River Road, Sidney, ME

Jake Bragg, of Rainbow Valley Farm, didn't want to spend all his energy fencing. He decided to invest in a better kind of fence post to allow himself some peace of mind around infrastructure costs and injuries to cattle. Join us for this pasture walk to discuss the practical application of this kind of fencing, …

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Free

Managing Invasive Forest Plants Organically

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

Common Ground Education Center, Unity. Join conservation biologist Aleta McKeage for a tour of the MOFGA forest in Unity. We’ll explore the impacts of non-native plants on forest ecology and regeneration, discuss the challenges and opportunities of controlling invasive plants without the use of herbicides, and demo a variety of mechanical methods land stewards can …

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Free – $15

Great Maine Apple Day

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

Celebrate the history, flavor and tradition of Maine Apples!Sponsored by MOFGA & Fedco TreesAdmission by optional donation, at the door.Join us outside at MOFGA for a day of celebration and community. Take a guided tour of the orchards or attend a workshop, participate in cider pressing or trade perennial plants at our plant swap.Come see …

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The Art of Blending Tea

The Maine Organic Marketplace 55 Main st, Freeport

MOFGA is delighted to offer our first in-person workshop at The Maine Organic Marketplace in Freeport!Emily Springer of Meeting House Farm - a MOFGA certified organic farm in Scarborough, Maine - will lead us for this exciting new workshop. Meeting House Farm grows organic herbs for Infusion Herb Co., a local producer of organic herbal …

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$35

Webinar: The Right to Food

Online

On November 2nd, Question 3 will be on the ballot statewide, giving Mainers the opportunity to vote on whether to enshrine a Right to Food in Maine's Constitution.MOFGA supports Question 3, and we invite you to join us for a conversation featuring leaders of the Yes on 3 Campaign to learn more about it. MOFGA …

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Free

2021 Farmer to Farmer Conference

Online

November 1-5, 2021, Monday, Wednesday and FridayVirtual Zoom SessionsNovember 6, 2021, SaturdayVirtual Zoom Intensive: Carbon Farming, aka Soil Carbon Sequestration November 7, 2021, SundayIn-Person Farm Tours and GatheringsAbout the ConferenceMOFGA’s Farmer to Farmer Conference is known for its intimacy, in-depth treatment of topics and profound discussions. The conference offerings are based on the idea that farmers …

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Free – $80

“The Organic Farming Revolution” Book Launch at the PMA

Portland Museum of Art 7 Congress Square, Portland, ME

The organic farming revolution that has swept the country over the past decades can trace much of its origins to the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, which is celebrating fifty years in 2021. Reviewing the journey in organic farming of the past half-century and looking forward to new challenges and opportunities, The Organic Farming …

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Free
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