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Planting Trees to Adapt to Climate Change

MOFGA and a team of forestry experts are offering two upcoming workshops on assisted migration efforts. Assisted migration is a climate adaptation tool where people plant trees beyond their historical ranges to keep pace with climate change’s effects on local ecosystems. The workshops include Nursery Beds and Forest Planting on May 18, and Insights from

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Apply for the 2024 Russell Libby Agricultural Scholar Awards

MOFGA is accepting applications now through May 9 for the 2024 Russell Libby Agricultural Scholar Awards. Each year, MOFGA awards three $1,500 scholarships, one in each of the following categories: MOFGA Journeyperson Program participant (past or present); Maine high school senior planning to study sustainable or organic farming (with a preference for colleges in Maine);

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Wood Banks & Fuel Poverty in Maine Presentation

Join MOFGA to learn about wood banks and how heating insecurity affects Maine residents. This panel presentation features wood bank leaders from around the state who will share their stories of organizing and running wood banks. The event is taking place on May 9, 2024, 6- 8 p.m. at 294 Crosby Brook Road Unity, ME

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MOFGA Statement on Mills’ Vetoes of Farmworker Bills

Yesterday afternoon, MOFGA expressed frustration and sadness about Governor Mills’ complete refusal to stand for farmworker justice. Following up on a 2023 veto of similar legislation, today Mills vetoed two bills that sought to address inconsistencies in Maine labor law, which unfairly marginalizes and discriminates against people who work tirelessly to put food on our

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Celebrate Earth Day with MOFGA!

The public is encouraged to join MOFGA to celebrate a belated Earth Day with a spring cleanup at MOFGA’s Common Ground Education Center in Unity, Maine, on Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. During this annual event, participants will spend time volunteering on campus to help MOFGA in supporting organic farmers and

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MOFGA Releases Organic Impact Report

On April 26, 2024 the report was picked up in a Bangor Daily News article titled, “Maine’s new organic farmers are moving away from milk.” Read the article in full here. The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) recently published an organic impact white paper, titled “Maine Organic Agriculture from 2007-2021: Size, Economic Impact,

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Maine Legislature’s Appropriations Committee Slashes Governor Mills’ Support for Maine’s Dairy Farms

The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) is shocked by a vote from the Legislature’s Appropriations and Financial Affairs (AFA) Committee to slash desperately needed funding for dairy farmers. In a party-line vote late Wednesday afternoon, AFA reduced what Gov. Mills had pledged for Maine’s 20-year-old Dairy Stabilization Program by 60%.  Maine’s dairy sector

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MOFGA Connects Farmers Adapting to Climate Change

MOFGA is creating spaces for farmers to connect on peer-to-peer strategies for coping with climate change. MOFGA is connecting farmers with technical support and removing barriers to resources to assist with making adaptation decisions and developing long-term strategies for dealing with climate uncertainties. Participants will build collaborative skills and center community networks for a more

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Read the spring issue of The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener

The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener is turning 50! In 1974, volunteer Tim Nason transitioned MOFGA’s mimeographed newsletter into a newspaper. While today — in the age of Google searches, YouTube tutorials, Craigslist, Facebook groups and podcasts on every subject— a source of aggregated information on a certain topic can easily be taken for granted,

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