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MOFGA and Portland Museum of Art Host Showing of “Hanna Ranch”
Thursday, November 13
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Portland Museum of Art
7 Congress Square, Portland


The Portland Museum of Art and MOFGA are collaborating again this fall to bring you the film "Hanna Ranch." This feature documentary is about visionary cattleman Kirk Hanna and his personal struggle to protect a once-prominent way of life in Colorado. Born into life on the family ranch, Hanna became a leader in the environmental ranching movement that set out to protect the West from the relentless encroachment of development and misuse. The film will be followed by a Q & A with Karl Kister, one of the executive producers of the film, and a lively panel discussion.
Film details. MOFGA and PMA members are FREE, regular admission is $8. Members can pre-register on-line and use the discount code "MOFGA" at check-out.


Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Earthworms, ants, termites: The real engineers of the ecosystem
Science Daily - 10/23/2014.
Investigación y Desarrollo - New the research has focused on the study of soil invertebrates because they are indicators of its quality, scientists say. "These organisms fulfill various functions,like allowing the soil to absorb processed organic matter such as leaves, wood, trunks and branches and with this nourishing crops; they also maintain an ecological balance capable of preventing the invasion of pests and provide greater fertility without using chemicals.
Five pesticides used in US are banned in other countries
Center for Investigative Reporting - 10/23/2014.
By Rachael Bale - As the European Union moves to phase out 22 toxic pesticides, a new study raises the question of what will happen to crops without them. In the United States, growers rely on many pesticides that other countries have banned.
Poland Family Farm loses barn, pigs in early morning fire
Penobscot Bay Press - 10/23/2014.
By Anne Berleant - A barn fire at Poland Family Farm early on October 20 resulted in the total loss of the structure and farm animals housed inside. [This is a MOFGA certified organic farm.]
Lobster shells help make organic compost his bag
Portland Press Herald - 10/23/2014.
By Edward D. Murphy - Carlos Quijano puts his gardening and composting skills to work in Coast of Maine Organic Products.
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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

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