Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association

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Congratulations – June 2018

June 1, 2018

Jacki Martinez Perkins, MOFGA’s organic dairy and livestock specialist

• the 2018 winners of the $1,500 Russell Libby Agricultural Scholarships

• MOFGA-certified Tide Mill Organic Farm

CR Lawn on his retirement from Fedco Seeds

• Melissa Law, Benjamin Whalen, Abigail and Jeffrey Fisher of Bumbleroot Organic Farm LLC in Windham

Cheryl Wixson, Stonington chef and MOFGA-certified organic farmer

Kathy Murray, integrated pest management specialist at the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

Frank Drummond, internationally recognized entomologist


MOFGA Pilots New Farm Resilience Program

June 1, 2018 – This summer MOFGA’s educational programs staff is piloting a comprehensive support and training program for advanced beginning farmers who have up to 10 years of experience. The Maine Farm Resilience Program will provide advanced technical support and personalized farm viability planning for farmers at this critical stage, when decisions are made about scale, systems, markets, staffing and family balance.


New Hires at MOFGA

June 1, 2018

MOFGA has hired Jack Kertesz as landscape coordinator and has hired Laura Sieger as orchard coordinator. In addition, MOFGA welcomes Steven Mozes as development coordinator and Hannah Murray as Low Impact Forestry specialist.


MOFGA Grateful for Earth Day Volunteers

June 1, 2018 – In April about 30 people showed up at MOFGA to participate in our annual Earth Day Workday, cleaning the grounds, preparing the gardens and planting more trees and perennials in our Maine Heritage Orchard. We were happy to have one of Maine's gubernatorial candidates come work in the garden as well. Thank you, volunteers! You make a huge difference. We are also grateful to the many MOFGA staff members who helped make Earth Day a success through planning and working with volunteers.