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The 2015 Fair Posters are Here!

This year's Fair poster is available for $10 (plus $4 postage). Order online or call the MOFGA office at 207-568-4142.

The 2015 Fair poster portrays a goat chewing on a green manure crop with a native pollinator in the background. The artist, Arika von Edler, has been working on organic farms in Maine for 10 years and is currently in San Francisco working on her master’s degree. Her art highlights land stewardship though cover cropping, rotational grazing of livestock and supporting native pollinators. These topics and more will be featured at this year’s Fair on September 25, 26 and 27.

 

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
New England follows Maine with cut-your-own Christmas trees
Bangor Daily News - 11/26/2010.
By Kathy McCormack – Concord, N.H.: As Christmas approaches, Paula Letson looks forward to picking out and cutting down her own tree, a tradition she’s kept for more than 20 years. “I love it,” said Letson, 62, who finds her tree each year at The Rocks Estate in Bethlehem, N.H., home of a nonprofit conservation center.
Hunger gnaws at 200,000 Mainers
Kennebec Journal - 11/25/2010.
By Craig Crosby – Thousands of people across the state will wake up this morning unsure where or how they will get their next meal. Those working the front lines to provide those meals are feeling the pressure.
Bountiful tables not enjoyed by all
Portland Press Herald - 11/25/2010.
Op-ed by Mark R. Swann and Donna Yellen – Portland: Recently the USDA announced that Maine ranks a dismal second in the nation for very low food security (government speak for hunger). One out of seven Mainers experiences hunger. This statistic may be shocking, but we see it every day with long lines of people waiting for food.
Consider the Turkey
The Atlantic - 11/24/2010.
By James McWilliams – "Humans," Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson has written, "seem to take a perverse pleasure in attributing stupidity to animals when it is almost entirely a question of human ignorance." This dictum seems especially apt with Thanksgiving arriving tomorrow. No animal, after all, has been more actively dismissed for its purported stupidity than the turkey.
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