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MOFGA presents a new series of monthly farm tours paired with farmer-to-farmer discussions addressing a range of advanced-level crop and livestock production topics. These evening workshops for experienced producers will be hosted on innovative farms around the state.

Overwintering and Early Planting
Tuesday, April 25
Six River Farm, Bowdoinham
496 Brown's Point Rd.

5:30 p.m. - Farm Tour
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Topic Discussion

Nate Drummond will talk about vegetable production for the "spring shoulder season." He will focus on strategies for successful overwintering and early planting of a range of crops including greens, alliums, strawberries and cole crops, with the goal of extending harvest windows into April and May.

Tuesday, May 30
Chick Farm, Wells
19 Waldo Way

5:30 p.m. - Farm Tour
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Topic Discussion

Rick & Marilyn Stanley will talk about organic asparagus production. They will focus on weed control, marketing, post-harvest handling, and spring vs. fall harvest windows. They will also summarize the results of their SARE grant project investigating the use of chickens to control weeds in asparagus.

More topics, dates and locations coming soon!


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