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

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


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MOFGA's Farm Training Project Workshops
Weekly, June through September
at farm locations throughout Maine
Free


Designed to augment the on-farm learning of the farm apprenticeship program, MOFGA's Farm Training Project (FTP) workshops follow an informal format, usually beginning with a farm tour followed by a presentation on the topic of the day. Participants are invited to stay for a potluck supper – bring a dish or something fresh from the farm to share (please bring your own place setting as well). All events are held rain or shine and are free and open to the public. For more information or directions to any of the workshops, call 568-6018, email education@mofga.org, or check the FTP website.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Photo: Well-grounded at Fair
Maine Sunday Telegram - 9/26/2010.
Sam Herter, 12, of Brunswick, snoozes in the sun at the Common Ground Fair in Unity on Saturday.
Pollution: If lobsters are dying, what else is being killed?
Fundy Tides - 9/25/2010.
Campobello Island – Fisheries and aquaculture industries are both awaiting laboratory results on the latest report of a large-scale Bay of Fundy lobster kill.
Environment Canada was informed on Sept. 8, 2010, by area fishers of a possible lobster kill in the Campobello Island area. On Sept. 10, Environment Canada conducted an inspection of the area and collected various samples, including fish, from adjacent aquaculture sites.
Keeping Maine’s eggs safe
Bangor Daily News - 9/25/2010.
By Meg Haskell – Orono: Mainers sitting down to the breakfast table this morning shouldn’t worry about the safety of their eggs, say state officials who credit the state’s rigorous testing system with providing an effective defense against the Salmonella bacterium that prompted the largest recall of table eggs in American history last month.
Celebrating Common Ground Photos
Bangor Daily News - 9/25/2010.
A border collie herds Indian Runner Ducks during a sheepdog demonstration at the Common Ground Country Fair in Unity on Friday.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

August 23 - Seed Saving and Production on a Diversified Farm

August 30 - Farm Woodlot Management

August 31 - Introduction to Low Impact Forestry

August 31 - Tour a Homestead As It Begins

September 5 - Orchard Tour with John Bunker and Cammy Watts

September 6 - Diverse Dairy

September 13 - Next Steps: Apprentice to Journeyperson

September 22-24 - COMMON GROUND COUNTRY FAIR


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