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In January the Partridge Foundation awarded $1.0 million to establish an endowment to support MOFGA’s New Farmer Programs. It also pledged an additional $1.0 million if MOFGA can raise a similar amount before 2016. Read more.
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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 through 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
It's all things maple this Sunday
Portland Press Herald - 3/23/2011.
This Sunday is when maple sugarhouses around the state are open to the public. The annual event is a showcase for the state’s maple syrup industry, with farms and sugarhouses hosting pancake breakfasts, syrup-making demonstrations, tours, wagon rides and other activities. Often, the demonstrations and tours are free, but pancakes, syrup and other items may be sold.
March Maple Madness: From tree to table, syrup is a versatile ingredient
Bangor Daily News - 3/23/2011.
by Emily Burnham. Mainers don’t know how lucky they are when it comes to maple syrup. In other parts of the country, a tiny pint of the sweet, golden liquid costs a pretty penny. But in New England, maple syrup is plentiful and nowhere near as expensive.
A Conversation With Wes Jackson, President of the Land Institute
The Atlantic - 3/23/2011.
Even when he's lecturing you over the phone about the effect of the hydrological cycle on soybean yields in Brazil's Amazon Basin, Wes Jackson sounds like a cowboy storyteller with a slight drawl. His campfire tales, however, are historically minded and deeply academic: he can take you from Brazil back to his native Kansas with the deft phrase, "Let's go back to the Bronze Age for a minute."
Maine chef gets a serving of national attention
Portland Press Herald - 3/22/2011.
by Meredith Goad. Krista Kern Desjarlais didn’t have much time to celebrate her nomination for a James Beard Award Monday afternoon because she was driving to Boothbay in a snowstorm to – what else? – cook for a roomful of people.
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February 16-17 - Advanced Business Planning Workshop

February 24 - Pesticide Applicator Training and Exam Workshop

February 25 - An Introduction to Unity Food Hub

February 27 - Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair in Augusta

February 28 - School Garden Regional Gathering

February 28 - Organic Orcharding Series: Pruning Fruit Trees

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