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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
Raft of environmental bills in legislative hopper
Kennebec Journal - 1/30/2009.
Heather Spalding, associate director of the Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association, said one bill would require farmers and others who spray pesticides to notify neighbors within a quarter mile that they intend to apply the chemicals. Neighbors who want more detailed information can then sign up to be part of a registry.
Is America on the brink of a food crisis?
Alternet - 1/29/2009.
If we continue our offenses against the land, we will have a problem far more complex than the failure of our economy.
Organic food: why we grow it, sell it and eat it, and how it can help save our world
Star Press [Muncie, Indiana] - 1/29/2009.
Why should we eat organic food? There can potentially be dozens of answers to this question, but I have basically broken the answers down into five main reasons.
Seed bank for the world threatened by financial crisis
Common Dreams - 1/29/2009.
ARDINGLY, England - A seed bank that is trying to collect every type of plant in the world is now under threat from the global financial crisis, its director says.
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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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