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MOFGA and Portland Museum of Art Host Showing of “Hanna Ranch”
Thursday, November 13
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Portland Museum of Art
7 Congress Square, Portland


The Portland Museum of Art and MOFGA are collaborating again this fall to bring you the film "Hanna Ranch." This feature documentary is about visionary cattleman Kirk Hanna and his personal struggle to protect a once-prominent way of life in Colorado. Born into life on the family ranch, Hanna became a leader in the environmental ranching movement that set out to protect the West from the relentless encroachment of development and misuse. The film will be followed by a Q & A with Karl Kister, one of the executive producers of the film, and a lively panel discussion.
Film details. MOFGA and PMA members are FREE, regular admission is $8. Members can pre-register on-line and use the discount code "MOFGA" at check-out.


Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Panel to forward pesticide recommendations
Bangor Daily News - 5/13/2009.
By Kevin Miller – A legislative committee has failed to reach consensus over the hot-button issue of aerial spraying of pesticides and, instead, will send at least three recommendations on a bill to the full Legislature.
She’s firmly planted
Bangor Daily News - 5/13/2009.
By Emily Burnham – When Bangor resident Mary Lake decided to become a vegetarian in high school, it was more because she empathized with the plight of animals, and less because she didn’t want to consume unhealthful processed foods. “Originally, it was for the animal welfare issue. I had all the animal liberation T-shirts. It wasn’t really about personal health. The blue Slush Puppies were vegetarian, so that was fine,” said Lake, who works as a reading teacher for the Asa C. Adams Elementary School in Orono.
Life is good at Sparrow Farm
Village Soup - 5/12/2009.
Every week throughout the winter, fresh greens are picked for market. Here, Jim Letteney, left, and Ted Sparrow display a sample of fresh produce. Letteney is a neighbor and full-time employee at the farm.
An idea to solve snag in food stamp use by local farmers markets
Kennebec Journal - 5/12/2009.
By Sue Gawler – The newspaper's coverage of farmers' markets and food stamps highlights an opportunity for a model partnership between markets, state government and telecommunications companies.
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October 25 - Great Maine Apple Day

November 1-3 - MOFGA’s Farmer to Farmer Conference

November 8-9 - Maine Harvest Festival

November 13 - Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills Workshop

November 13 - Film "Hanna Ranch" shown by MOFGA and Portland Museum of Art

November 15 - Farm Cooperative Design Day

November 20 - Introduction to Low-Impact Forestry

November 20 - Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills Workshop

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