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Condolences – Summer 2018

June 1, 2018

Condolences to …

the friends and family of Gerald (Gerry) Colson

the friends and family of Kent Whealy


Meet Chris Grigsby – Director, MOFGA Certification Services, LLC

June 1, 2018 – Chris Grigsby was born in Waterville and raised in Southern Maine. After college he settled in the Portland area, working for seafood and produce distributors before relocating to the Midcoast with his wife and son and beginning work as general manager at the Belfast Co-op. Moving from retail back to his wholesale roots, Chris joined the team at Crown O' Maine as operations director before joining MOFGA Certification Services (MCS) in December 2016. He and his family homestead in Appleton.



Successful Seed Swap and Scion Exchange

Anna Mueller and Annah MacPhee at the 2018 Seed Swap and Scionwood Exchange.


And a new seed library at MOFGA

June 1, 2018 – MOFGA, the Maine Tree Crop Alliance and Fedco once again hosted a successful Seed Swap and Scionwood Exchange at MOFGA in April, with 676 people attending. Thanks to the organizers, speakers and demonstrators – and to the volunteers who made parking go so smoothly.


MOFGA Volunteer Paul Schlein

June 1, 2018 – Paul Schlein says he’s never been a joiner, but during his eight years as the public information officer for the Maine Board of Pesticides Control (BPC), he came to admire and respect the work that MOFGA does – attending and commenting at every BPC meeting as well as during rulemaking for bills concerning pesticides. So he joined MOFGA and its Public Policy Committee. Since then he has worked on public policy teach-ins at the Common Ground Country Fair along with other activities of that committee.