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MOFGA's Farmer to Farmer Conference
Nov. 1-3 at Point Lookout, Northport

Join us for this year’s Farmer to Farmer Conference in Northport, Maine. Keynote speaker Dan Brisebois will discuss Integrating Seed Production Into a Market Garden at Tourne-Sol Co-operative Farm (in Quebec). The conference features a unique 3-hour workshop session format, half dedicated to talks by farmers and other agricultural professionals and half dedicated to a roundtable discussion that solicits and builds on the accumulated knowledge of the attending farmers. For more information and session details or to register
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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Restauranteurs, chefs, farmers make connections at meet and greet event
Bangor Daily News - 4/20/2011.
By Dawn Gagnon – Bangor: Ever wonder where the salad greens, baked potatoes, mussels or rib-eye steak on your plate came from? In Maine and across the nation, a growing number of consumers are seeking locally grown and raised food, which keeps money in the local economy, helps farmers by expanding their markets, and benefits restaurants and their customers by providing access to food that oftentimes tastes better and is safer.
Farming in the time of climate catastrophe
The Atlantic - 4/18/2011.
By Gary Paul Nabhan – It is spring, and I am kneeling with a few friends in front of the composted soil of the hillside terraces in my orchard-garden in the desert borderlands of Arizona. It is planting day, and as we place each variety of pepper plant into the moistened earth, we say its name aloud, as if reciting a prayer in the face of uncertainty: Chiltepin, Chile del Arbol, Tabasco, Jimmy Nardello, Datil, Beaver Dam, Yellow Hot Banana, Chimayó, Sweet Chocolate, and Sheepsnose.
Knowledge that grows on fields: bottom-up approaches for agricultural research
HumJournal - 4/18/2011.
By Urs Riggenbach – Knowledge stands at the beginning of everything purposefully created. It takes knowledge to build farms and machines, to build firearms, or to steward the land. Having knowledge often means having power. Inequalities in access to knowledge often lead to power-inequalities.
Princeton farmers establish market, try to save historic Grange
Bangor Daily News - 4/18/2011.
By Sharon Kiley Mack – Princeton: A group of farmers, businesspeople and advocates have been working all winter to establish a local farmers market while saving a historic Grange Hall. It was fitting, then, that they gathered Sunday at the Grange Hall, which was built in 1887, to refine their plans.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

November 1-3 - MOFGA’s Farmer to Farmer Conference

November 7 - MOFGA’s Common Ground radio show

November 8-9 - Maine Harvest Festival

November 13 - Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills Workshop

November 13 - Film "Hanna Ranch" shown by MOFGA and Portland Museum of Art

November 15 - Farm Cooperative Design Day

November 15 - Sagadahoc MOFGA Presents Discussion and Tasting of Lacto-fermented Vegetables

November 20 - Pollinator Health and Safety Conference

November 20 - Introduction to Low-Impact Forestry

November 20 - Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills Workshop

November 21-22 - Chainsaw Safety Course

November 21-23 - Low Impact Forestry Workshops


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