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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
Sustainable animal feed
Soil Association UK - 1/31/2011.
Our new report, Feeding the animals that feed us, opens the urgently needed debate on how we can move away from feeding our farm animals grains and imported proteins, and promotes more sustainable alternatives such as increased grazing and use of home-grown feed.
Sustaining our commonwealth of nature and knowledge
Daly News - 1/31/2011.
By Herman Daly – Let’s start with this phrase: “sustaining our commonwealth.” By sustaining, I don’t mean preserving inviolate; I mean using, without using up. Using with maintenance and replenishment is an important idea in economics.
Farmers network at convention in Belfast
Bangor Daily News - 1/29/2011.
By Sharon Kiley Mack – Belfast: Every Saturday from May to November for the past 14 years, farmer Mark Guzzi of Peacemeal Farm in Dixmont has risen before dawn, loaded up his trucks and headed to the Orono Farmers Market, where he often finds his customers already in line.
February kicks off gardening season
Bangor Daily News - 1/29/2011.
By Reeser Manley – For gardeners interested in growing transplants of heirloom vegetables – those flavor-rich varieties found only in specialty seed catalogs – and those who believe that homegrown transplants of any ilk are far superior to nursery-grown, the gardening season starts soon, as early as late February.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

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

November 21-22 - Chainsaw Safety Course

November 21-23 - Low Impact Forestry Workshops


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