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MOFGA's Farmer to Farmer Conference
Nov. 1-3 at Point Lookout, Northport

Join us for this year’s Farmer to Farmer Conference in Northport, Maine. Keynote speaker Dan Brisebois will discuss Integrating Seed Production Into a Market Garden at Tourne-Sol Co-operative Farm (in Quebec). The conference features a unique 3-hour workshop session format, half dedicated to talks by farmers and other agricultural professionals and half dedicated to a roundtable discussion that solicits and builds on the accumulated knowledge of the attending farmers. For more information and session details or to register
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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Investing in public land is good business for Maine
Maine Sunday Telegram - 5/6/2012.
Editorial – A state that prides itself on being open for business ought to know what business it is in. Maine's No. 1 industry is tourism, so it has an interest in preserving public access to woods, coastline, mountaintops and trail systems, just as a paper company cares about its access to trees.
Maine’s grain past inspires Bet Ha’am kids to wheaty endeavor
Maine Sunday Telegram - 5/6/2012.
By Tom Atwell – Maine used to be a major wheat-growing state and remained a commercial source for wheat as late as the 1940s. Shai Levite and Toby Rosenberg shared that information last Sunday as fifth-graders at Congregation Bet Ha'am in South Portland planted a crop of spring wheat.
Federal food aid recipients double their money at local farmers’ markets
Treehugger - 5/5/2012.
By Christine Lepisto – The Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) program in Michigan benefits recipients of assistance from the Federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps), and local farmers.
Clearcut chemicals
Living on Earth - 5/4/2012.
Timber companies in Oregon spray their forests with chemicals to prevent plant growth. The practice was banned decades ago in the state’s national forests. Ingrid Lobet reports on the practice and the residents who are worried that the chemicals are affecting their health.
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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

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