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Organic Farming: Principles and Practices

Livestock 101 – Basic Handling

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Misty Brook Farm in Albion, Maine
Fee: $100; $75 for MOFGA members

When considering value-added endeavors, medium to large livestock are often a valuable addition to an operation. Knowing proper handling and first aid techniques can save lots of money and grief. We would like to offer training on these topics by Jacki Perkins, a long-time homesteader and MOFGA's Dairy Specialist, and Henrietta Beaufait, a licensed, large animal homeopathic veterinarian.

Misty Brook Farm in Albion, Maine has graciously agreed to host this training. Their farm boasts a variety of amiable livestock, which are accustomed to intensive handling, and uniquely suited as a training tool, due to the excellent training by farm staff and family members.

We will help everyone leave the session with the confidence they need going forward to administer general first-aid, and have a confident, informed decision with a veterinarian, if necessary. Completing this training may also be a benefit to current or future employment.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Agriculture and food production contribute up to 29 percent of global greenhouse gases
Science Daily - 10/30/2012.
Feeding the world releases up to 17,000 megatonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere annually, according to a new analysis released October 30 by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).
Bill Green interviews Russell Libby
WCSH6.com - 10/27/2012.
Video: Our interview this week is with Russell Libby who has been the Executive Director of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association for nigh on to twenty years.
Corn maze: there is no ‘simple fix’ for commodity farming
Grist - 10/26/2012.
By Tom Laskawy – I’ve been thinking lately about monoculture. It’s a term that’s familiar to those interested in food and agriculture and typically refers to the reliance on vast plantings of a single crop, such as corn or soy. But monoculture isn’t just about what you plant. It’s also about how you plant and what you use to keep your plants alive.
Organic food purchases driven by altruistic focus
Food Navigator News - 10/25/2012.
By Nathan Gray – Marketing efforts for organic foods should put more focus on altruistic aspects such as the environmental and animal welfare aspects if they are to have sustained growth in the sector, say researchers.
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