Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
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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.


Meet Dave Colson, 2015 MOFGA Agricultural Services Director

June 2015

Dave Colson has worked with MOFGA in countless ways since 1985 when his family's New Leaf Farm in Durham first got organic certification. He joined MOFGA's board of directors the next year and served for 18 years, including terms as board president and vice president. Dave also has been a member of the finance, apprenticeship, certification and agricultural services committees. He has provided yeoman's service over the years as a traffic and parking volunteer at the Common Ground Country Fair. The Colson Family has hosted dozens of farm apprentices, many of whom have gone on to start their own organic farm operations in Maine.