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PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
294 Crosby Brook Road
MOFGA is an Equal Opportunity organization, provider, and employer.
Apply now for one of three Russell Libby Agricultural Scholar Awards
Three $1,500 scholarships will be awarded each year in the following categories:
• MOFGA Journeyperson Program participant
• Maine High School Senior planning to study sustainable or organic farming at a college in Maine
• Kennebec Valley Community College student studying sustainable agriculture
The scholarship application deadline is MARCH 5, 2017
If the button above does not work, click on this link or copy and paste the text into your browser URL window: https://pressherald.wufoo.com/forms/m11pldlm1bo69i9/
Winners will be notified by Friday, March 17. Winners will be contacted by the staff of the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram for inclusion in a write-up in SOURCE. Winners are also invited to attend the 3rd Annual SOURCE Sustainability Awards on Wednesday, April 6, 2017 at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester, Maine, where they will be recognized and awarded the scholarship.
For further information about Russell Libby Agricultural Scholarships, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. For details about the Source Sustainability Awards, contact: email@example.com
The Russell Libby Agricultural Scholar Awards are a joint project of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association and the Maine Sunday Telegram/Source and are generously supported by Lee Auto Malls.
March 4 - Spring Growth Conference
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity. Keynote speaker Will Brinton of Woods End Laboratories and a panel of farmers will focus on soil health, fertility and microbiology. Registration: $75 for individuals; $100 for couples; $25 for students and apprentices. Register here. More information.
March 5 - MOFGA/Farmer Appreciation Dinner at Solo Italiano, Portland
Sunday, 6-9 p.m., 100 Commercial St. Five-course dinner with certified organic produce (and an island lamb) coming from Dandelion Springs and Stonecipher. Optional wine pairing. Representatives from both farms as well as from MOFGA will be present to talk about their 'labor of love.' 20% of proceeds will benefit MOFGA. $85. Tickets and information available HERE.
March 11 - Organic Orcharding Workshop: Pruning
Two locations: Cumberland and Mt. Desert. Learn to prune fruit trees to encourage vigorous growth, heavy fruit set, and quality fruit yield. Workshop is geared towards beginners and experienced growers. Pre-register here (required). More information.
March 17 - Controlling Internal Parasites in Sheep & Goats FAMACHA Certification Workshop
Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dovetail Farm, 45 Edgecomb Rd, Belfast, Maine. $20/farm includes one FAMACHA card; additional card $12. Bring your own bag lunch. Sponsored by UMaine Cooperative Extension, Maine Sheep Breeders Assoc. and Maine Grass Farmers Network. FMI: Diane Schivera, firstname.lastname@example.org or the MOFGA office at 207-568-4142. Register here.
March 18 - Maine Grass Farmers Network Annual Grazing Conference
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Kennebec Valley Community College – Alfond Campus in Hinkley. Co-sponsored by MOFGA. Registration and conference details are available on-line at https://extension.umaine.edu/livestock/mgfn/conference/. FMI: Rick Kersbergen: email@example.com, 207-342-5971.
March 18 - Organic Orcharding Workshop: Renovating Old Trees
Freedom, Maine. Do you have any old trees on your land that you would like to bring back into production? Attend this workshop and learn to renovate and upkeep your heritage trees. Register here. More information.
March 25 - Organic Orcharding Workshop: Pruning
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity. Learn to prune fruit trees to encourage vigorous growth, heavy fruit set and quality fruit yield. Workshop is geared toward beginners and experienced growers. Pre-register here (required). More information.
March 25 - Organic Orcharding Workshop: Renovating Old Trees
Two locations: Mt. Desert and Newcastle (Cunningham Island). Do you have any old trees on your land that you would like to bring back into production? Attend this workshop and learn to renovate and upkeep your heritage trees. Register here. More information.
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