Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
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Meet Jacki Martinez Perkins – Organic Dairy and Livestock Specialist

September 2019

As MOFGA’s organic dairy and livestock specialist, Jacki Martinez Perkins has a strong background and a formal education in commercial dairy production. Having grown up in central Maine on an 80-cow organic dairy, with a mother who is the only certified veterinary homeopath for large animals in the state, she followed a familial passion and received an associate degree in dairy farm management from Vermont Technical College. She has spent many years in the industry working on machinery on several dairy farms; has been herd manager for a large Maine dairy operation; and artificially inseminated cows for Genex.


Marta Łaszkiewicz – Operations Assistant for MOFGA Certification Services, LLC

June 2019

Marta Łaszkiewicz is the operations assistant for MOFGA Certification Services (MCS), LLC. She grew up in the suburbs of Pennsylvania and then, at College of the Atlantic, immersed herself in studying natural horsemanship, languages and sustainable energy. Her passion for the environment led her to New Hampshire, where she managed a small farm. When she moved to Waldo County, she began working at Chase Farm and was later hired by MOFGA. Łaszkiewicz is passionate about the environment, local food and farming. She also loves animals, especially her two horses, two cats and two dogs.


Meet Andrew Graham – MOFGA's Community Engagement Coordinator

December 1, 2018 – Andrew Graham, MOFGA’s community engagement coordinator, grew up in Pennsylvania, attended Kimberton Waldorf School from pre-school through grade 12, and in 2004 moved with his family to Vermont. He earned a bachelor’s degree in community and international development from the University of Vermont and then spent two years with AmeriCorps. He moved to Portland, Oregon, in 2011, and lived at an urban farm co-op before moving to Keene, New Hampshire, to attend Antioch University, where he earned a master’s degree in environmental studies. Graham loves to cook and do all things related to food, including growing and processing it. A Quaker, he believes that each of us has a duty to be an ally to people who are suffering and to speak up on behalf of people who are disenfranchised.