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Meet Jacomijn Schravesande-Gardei – Associate Director of Crops for MOFGA Certification Services LLC

September 1, 2016

Jacomijn ("Jaco") is associate director of crops for MOFGA Certification Services LLC (MCS), working with certified organic crop farmers to assure compliance with the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) rule. She started working at MOFGA in 2006. She has also served as co-interim director of MCS during the search for a new director this summer. Jaco grew up in the Netherlands, where she obtained her bachelor's and master's degrees in forestry at Wageningen University.

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Meet Grace Keown – Operations Assistant and Information Manager for MOFGA Certification Services, LLC

June 1, 2016

Grace Keown, operations assistant and information management staffer for MOFGA Certification Services LLC (MCS), grew up in New Jersey and has lived in Arizona, New York and parts of New England. She and her family moved to Maine in 2004 to homestead and live more sustainably and simply in the Dixmont hills.

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MOFGA Volunteer Bri Beecher

June 2016

Dressed in an outfit specifically color coordinated with that year's Common Ground Country Fair volunteer staff Fair T-shirts, Bri Beecher is a super salesperson at the Rose Gate during the Fair. As coordinator for the membership table at that gate, she speaks about MOFGA enthusiastically.

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