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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
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Maine Public Broadcasting - 10/11/2014.
By Eliza Barclay - At the annual SXSW Eco, a conference in Austin, Texas, you'll find a lot of serious discussion of the rapid decline of the Earth's ecosystems. (…including edible insects and Monsanto’s sponsoring of a panel)
Farms make their stock a draw for tourist trade
Boston Globe - 10/11/2014.
By John Marcus - To her friends, Rebecca Onie’s decision two years ago to get married on a farm in New Hampshire didn’t come as much of a surprise.
As Dwindling Monarch Butterflies Make Their Migration, Feds Try to Save Them
National Geographic - 10/10/2014.
By Eve Conant - Cape May Point, New Jersey: Two years ago migrating monarch butterflies transformed the lush gardens of Cape May Point into a series of "giant orange snowglobes." That's how Mark Garland of the Monarch Monitoring Project describes the good monarch days, the kind of days when thousands fly overhead.
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