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Listed below are recent editions of MOFGA's farming and gardening fact sheets.

We will post revised and new editions as they become available.

For information & fact sheets on more organic farming topics, visit ATTRA, Cooperative Extension or peruse our links page.

Please don't hesitate to contact a member of our Agricultural Services team for more information. For information about crops and pests, contact Eric Sideman. For information about livestock and fields, contact Diane Schivera.

NEW! Fact Sheet 21: Ridge Tillage at Hackmatack Farm

Crop Topics

Introduction to the Physical Nature of Soils (Download PDF 128K)

Basics of Organic Vegetable Gardening (Download PDF 1MB)

Organic Strawberry Production (Download PDF 324k)

An Organic Farmers' Guide to the Interpretation of a Standard Soil Test from the University of Maine (Download PDF 272K)

Composting in the Back Yard or on a Small Farm (Download PDF 120K)

Controlling Garden Weeds (Download PDF 88K)

Providing Nitrogen to Crops (Download PDF 200K)

Soil-less Mixes for Vegetable Seedling Production (Download PDF 80K)

Using Green Manures (Download PDF 128K)

Natural Sources of Plant Nutrients (Download PDF 112K)

Producing Potatoes Organically in Maine (University of Maine Cooperative Extension)

Storing Garden Vegetables (Download PDF 112K)

NEW!Zone Tillage – A Reduced Tillage Option for Northern Farms (PDF 185K)

NEW!Ridge Tillage at Hackmatack Farm (PDF 1.5MB)


Livestock Topics

Eggs: Cleaning, Grading & Hatching (Download PDF 104K)

Feeding Whole Grains to Chickens (Download PDF 116K)

Organic Chicken Basics (Download PDF 112K)

Raising Organic Pigs (Download PDF 132K)

UPDATED!Raising Organic Livestock in Maine: MOFGA Accepted Health Practices, Products and Ingredients (Download PDF 512K, 9 pages)


On-Farm Conservation

Accessing NRCS for Organic Farmers (Download PDF 147K)


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