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MOFGA Agricultural Services and MOFGA Certification Services are pleased to announce this year's Growers Meetings. The meetings will take place in 3 locations. The theme of this year's Growers Meetings will be to continue our current strategic planning efforts and to understand how our technical services and certification staff can better serve growers throughout the state.

In 2015 MOFGA undertook a significant strategic planning effort. The first phase of this effort was focused on the mission and vision of the organization. In 2016 we will dig into programmatic activities and planning for the coming years. We are convening these meetings with the growers we serve to better understand needs and successes. You do not need to be a certified organic grower to attend these meetings. All are welcome!

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Aroostook County Grower Meeting
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Meduxnekeag Ramblers Snowsled Club – Wiley Rd., Littleton


Central Maine Grower Meeting
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 (Snow date February 24)
Farm Welcome Center on the KVCC Hinckley Campus, 24 Price Rd., Hinckley


Southern Maine Grower Meeting
Thursday, February 25, 2016 (Snow date February 26)
Cooperative Extension in Androscoggin & Sagadahoc – 24 Main St., Lisbon Falls


2016 Organic Grower Meetings Schedule

10:30-noon - Organic certification update and Q&A: Learn about updates and changes in the organic certification program and get answers to your questions about organic certification.

11:00 am - Resources and Services: MOFGA's Agricultural Services and Certification staff will report on what resources and services we currently offer and then begin a dialogue about what growers could use more help with. We’ve also discussed marketing for organic farmers over the past several years and we hope to discuss organic marketing campaign ideas and solicit feedback from the community.

Noon - Hot lunch will be served

1:00 pm - Dairy session: This is an invite only session for organic dairy producers. Contact MOFGA Certification Services for more information.

If you have any questions please email Anna at events@mofga.org.


    

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