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MOFGA
PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
Fax: 207-568-4141
Email: mofga@mofga.org
Physical Address:
294 Crosby Brook Road
Unity, Maine

MOFGA is an Equal Opportunity organization, provider, and employer.


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MOFGA's Farm Training Project Workshops
Weekly, June through September
at farm locations throughout Maine
Free


Designed to augment the on-farm learning of the farm apprenticeship program, MOFGA's Farm Training Project (FTP) workshops follow an informal format, usually beginning with a farm tour followed by a presentation on the topic of the day. Participants are invited to stay for a potluck supper – bring a dish or something fresh from the farm to share (please bring your own place setting as well). All events are held rain or shine and are free and open to the public. For more information or directions to any of the workshops, call 568-6018, email education@mofga.org, or check the FTP website.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Federal Ban–and Anti-Pot EPA–Has States, Firms Scrambling
Bloomberg BNA - 7/20/2017.
By By Tiffany Stecker - With the stroke of a pen under a brown EPA seal, Administrator Scott Pruitt took a definitive stance on the agency’s view on marijuana.
How To Grow Organic Weed: A Step-by-Step Guide
Green Rush Daily - 7/20/2017.
By Nick Lindsey - There are several reasons why people like to grow their own weed. One of the biggest is that when you grow your own bud, you know exactly what’s in it. Surprisingly, reports have found that even in legal dispensaries, there is a lot of weed that tested positive for pesticides and other potentially harmful contaminants. If you’re concerned about the purity of your cannabis, the best thing you can do is grow organic weed. This guide will walk you through all the steps you need for a successful harvest.
Organics: Ferreting Out the Fraudulent Few, While Demanding Higher Standards, Better Enforcement
Common Dreams - 7/20/2017.
By Katherine Paul and Ronnie Cummins - A recent series of articles by a Washington Post reporter could have some consumers questioning the value of the USDA organic seal. But are a few bad eggs representative of an entire industry?
Trump outlines deregulation agenda
Energy & Environment News - 7/20/2017.
By Arianna Skibell - The White House this morning released the new administration's first regulatory plan, a sweeping survey for all federal agency actions.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

July 25 - Mechanical Weed Management – Effective Hand-Scale Tools and Techniques

July 25 - How to Establish and Manage Alfalfa in Rotation

July 26 - Seaweed Nursery Tour

August 1 - Ecological Pest Management

August 7 - Garden Walk with MOFGA Members June & Adam

August 9 - Biodynamic Farming

August 15 - Explore a Fiber Farm

August 16 - Farming with Horses

August 21 - Soil Health Field Day at Bumbleroot Farm

August 23 - Seed Saving and Production on a Diversified Farm

August 30 - Farm Woodlot Management

September 5 - Orchard Tour with John Bunker and Cammy Watts

September 6 - Diverse Dairy

September 13 - Next Steps: Apprentice to Journeyperson

September 22-24 - COMMON GROUND COUNTRY FAIR


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