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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
Know Your GMOs: 2016 Labeling Law
Vermont Public Radio - 10/22/2014.
By Jane Lindholm - Last spring the legislature passed a law requiring foods that contain genetically modified organisms – or GMOs- to be labeled. The AG’s office has just released an early draft proposal of the GMO labeling rules.
Why Some Skin Care Products And Those Thermal Receipts May Be A Troubling Combination
Huffington Post - 10/22/2014.
By Lynne Peeples - Those little slips of paper that accumulate in our pockets and purses may do more than just document recent take-out meals, pumpkin spice lattes and shopping sprees. Receipts, according to a small study published Wednesday, could also deliver a potentially harmful rush of hormone-scrambling chemicals into our bodies.
Microplastics in Maine waters – are they in our food?
The Working Waterfront - 10/21/2014.
By Stacy R. Knapp - Have you washed a fleece jacket this week? Does your face wash or body wash have skin-smoothing microbeads? If you’ve answered "yes," you might want to consider where those fleece fibers and microbeads end up.
5 Writers Who Farmed
Modern Farmer - 10/21/2014.
By Terra Ash Bruxvoort - The natural world has inspired writers for as long as they've been writing, so it's no surprise that there's lots of crossover between farmers and authors. Whether it’s weeding on a blistering hot day or watching a butterfly flit through the kale, these farmers draw literary inspiration from their days on the land.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

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

November 7 - MOFGA’s Common Ground radio show

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 15 - Sagadahoc MOFGA Presents Discussion and Tasting of Lacto-fermented Vegetables

November 20 - Pollinator Health and Safety Conference

November 20 - Introduction to Low-Impact Forestry

November 20 - Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills Workshop

November 21-22 - Chainsaw Safety Course

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