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PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
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2016 Poultry Processing Workshop

Thursday, July 7

MOFGA's Common Kitchen at the Common Ground Education Center, Unity
Fee: $75 for non-members; $60 for members
Information: Email Diane Schivera or contact the MOFGA office: (207) 568-4142

Join MOFGA's livestock expert Diane Schivera and MOFGA's Jason Tessier of Tessier's Farm as they teach you how to successfully and sanitarily process your own meat birds. In this workshop you will be guided through a safe and humane process for turning live birds into oven ready roasters. We'll discuss poultry management, equipment and food safety concerns. Please bring your favorite kitchen knife, an apron, and a willingness to learn. Each participant will take home a bird.

 

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
New rules to regulate Europe's hormone-disrupting chemicals
The Guardian [UK] - 6/16/2016.
By Arthur Nelsen - The European commission has launched the world’s first system for classifying and banning endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), against a barrage of criticism from scientists, NGOs, industry and consumer groups.
It’s time to stand up for consumers’ right to know what’s in their food
Bangor Daily News - 6/16/2016.
By Brian Langley and Michelle Dunphy - Congress has only a few days left to pass a GMO labeling bill through the Senate and House before Vermont’s mandatory labeling law takes effect July 1. And while Maine, Vermont and Connecticut have clearly spoken on the issue, there is still discussion in Washington around developing a “compromise” piece of legislation that would pre-empt existing bills in those states.
Cultivating the Next Generation of Farmers and Ranchers
USDA - 6/15/2016.
According to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service’s most recent Ag Census data, the number of young people entering farming continues to decline, but the number of new farmers and ranchers over the age of 35 is on the rise, as is the number of smaller farms and ranches nationwide. Ensuring there will be a new generation of beginning farmers and ranchers – regardless of age or production choice – is important to the future of U.S. agricultural production.
Rockland chocolate bar maker launches new line on $100,000 grant
Bangor Daily News - 6/14/2016.
By Kathleen Pierce - Kate McAleer of Bixby and Co. has received a considerable stimulus from New York designer Tory Burch for reinventing the candy bar. The Tory Burch Foundation announced Monday that McAleer, founder of Rockland’s [MOFGA-certified] organic craft chocolate biz, is the company’s inaugural pitch winner. The honor comes with a $100,000 investment for product development.
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