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2015 Fair Poster


Common Ground
Country Fair

Presented by the
Maine Organic Farmers
and Gardeners Association

September 25, 26 & 27, 2015
Unity, Maine

Thank you to all who
attended the Fair!

Consider helping the post-Fair cleanup crew. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Anna Libby for information.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
MOFGA Among 3 Recipients of Federal Grant for Beginning Farmer Outreach
Maine Public Broadcasting - 9/15/2015.
By Ed Morin - More than $56,000 federal dollars are headed to Maine to do conservation outreach to beginning farmers – those who have less than ten years' experience running a farm.
USDA Launches First Non-GE/GMO Weekly Report
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition - 9/15/2015.
AMS publishes the new report every Wednesday to provide prices for non-GE/GMO corn and soybeans. The non-GE/GMO weekly report aims to help producers that are thinking about transitioning to organic production, according to Craig Morris, Deputy Administrator of the Livestock, Poultry and Seed Program at AMS.
Report: Pesticide exposure linked to childhood cancer and lower IQ
CNN - 9/14/2015.
By Carina Storrs - Pesticide use in homes may increase the risk of children developing leukemia or lymphoma, a new report suggests.
Flowers don’t smell so sweet, thanks to ozone pollution
Science - 9/14/2015.
By Puneet Kollipara - Ozone shields our planet from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays, but it may be also be keeping bees away from their favorite flowers, according to a new study.
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September 25-27 - Thank you to all who attended the Common Ground Country Fair!

October 9-12 - Four-day Timber Frame Workshop at Hidden Valley Nature Center

October 10-12 - Nose to Tail Pork Processing, Unity

October 18 - Great Maine Apple Day

October 19 - "Women Owning Woodlands" workshop at Hidden Valley Nature Center

November 6-8 - MOFGA's 2015 Farmer to Farmer Conference

November 19-22 - Low Impact Forestry Workshops

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