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Put Your Hoe Down – A Raucous Square Dance Party in Celebration of Maine Farmers

Saturday, July 26, 8 p.m., at Topsham Grange, Topsham
Vermont Dance Caller Will Mentor and Old Time Fiddle Tunes by Sassafras Stomp

This is a celebration for all the alumni of MOFGA's farm apprenticeship program, for apprentice host farms and for current and future apprentices!

All are welcome to join the fun! Sliding scale admission $5-$20, to benefit MOFGA's new farmer programs.


Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
MOFGA receives $1 million gift to help train more new farmers
Bangor Daily News - 7/23/2014.
By Abigail Curtis - Unity: A farming organization with a strong grassroots history announced Wednesday that it received a gift of $1 million to help support and train new farmers, the largest financial donation in its history. Officials from the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association said that they were thrilled with the gift from the New York City-based Partridge Foundation, which also pledged an additional $1 million to MOFGA if the Maine group can raise a matching amount over the next 18 months. All the monies are to be used for MOFGA’s new farmer programming. “This is really exciting,” Kamala Grohman, the development associate for MOFGA, said Wednesday. “It will be able to fund this program for years to come.”
MOFGA receives $1 million gift for farmer training
MOFGA Announcements - 7/23/2014.
Unity, Maine - The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) announced today that it has received a $1 million gift from the Partridge Foundation to establish an endowment in support of its new farmer training programs. "This Partridge Foundation gift represents a tremendous vote of confidence in MOFGA and an unprecedented opportunity to strengthen our innovative new farmer training programs. We thank the Foundation for its generous support," said Ted Quaday, MOFGA's executive director.
Organic farmers receive financial boost
WMTW.com - 7/23/2014.
At Frith Farm in Scarborough Wednesday, the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association announced the $1 million gift. MOFGA will use this endowment to train farmers in organic growing techniques. The Partridge Foundation also pledged an additional $1 million if MOFGA can find matching funds.
Maine Organic Farmers Group Launches Endowment Drive
Maine Public Broadcasting - 7/23/2014.
By Irwin Gratz - The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association says it's launching a fund drive aimed at creating a $3 million endowment to support the group's educational programs. A beneficiary of one of those programs is Daniel Mays, owner and manager of Frith Farm in Scarborough, where today's announcement was made.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

July 24-25 - Maine Grain Alliance Kneading Conference

July 26 - Maine Artisan Bread Fair

July 26 - Put Your Hoe Down - A Raucous Square Dance Party in Celebration of Maine Farmers

August 1 - MOFGA’s Common Ground radio show

August 4 - MOFGA Volunteer Workday: Putting Food By

August 9 - MOFGA's Organic Orcharding  Workshop: Bud Grafting with Seth Yentes

August 13 - Conservation Farm Tour, Aroostook County

August 14 - The Art of Giving Gala to Benefit MOFGA

September 6 - Seed Saving Workshop with Will Bonsall

September 6 - Seed Saving 101 & The Scattered Seed Project

September - 19, 20 and 21 - MOFGA’s Common Ground Country Fair


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