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MOFGA
PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
Fax: 207-568-4141
Email: mofga@mofga.org
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294 Crosby Brook Road
Unity, Maine

MOFGA is an Equal Opportunity organization, provider, and employer.


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Beginning Beekeeping
with David Smith
Saturday, February 10
10 a.m. to 4 p.m
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity

Fee: $50 for MOFGA members; $75 for non-members. Please bring your own lunch to this event.

Our beekeeping short course will cover the essentials to get you going in the world of beekeeping, such as where to locate your apiary, characteristics of different races of bees, where to purchase bees and equipment, how to assemble that equipment, and how to establish your first hive and get it through the first season.

Instructor David Smith is an experienced beekeeper who has maintained over 200 honey bee colonies for 35-plus years. He has served as assistant state apiary inspector, and he owns and operates Sparky's Apiaries in Hope, Maine.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Record number of visitors at Open Farm Day
Kennebec Journal - 7/26/2010.
Clinton: This year’s Open Farm Day brought a record number of visitors to Caverly Farm on Sunday. Neal Caverly, whose family owns the dairy farm on River Road, guessed at least 300 people had come through by mid-afternoon. He said he thinks that recently people have become more interested in the source of the food they eat.
What a difference a year makes
Kennebec Journal - 7/26/2010.
By Mechele Cooper – "Perfect" summer weather has produced a bumper hay crop, giving dairy and cattle farmers a break in what it costs to feed their cows. Dale Cole, a dairy farmer in Sidney, said his hay crop is better than he's seen in the last few years.
Home on the free range, where the eggs are fresh
Kennebec Journal - 7/26/2010.
Letter by Susan S. Thomas – Several well-placed comments have been in your paper regarding cruelly caged, egg-laying chickens. I would like to add my congratulations to those who wrote in their defense.
Outstanding in their field
Portland Press Herald - 7/26/2010.
By Melanie Creamer – The 21st annual Open Farm Day was organized by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources. Many farmers offered tours of their farms and fields, gave demonstrations on milking cows and set up petting zoos.
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