Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Farm Training Project Workshops

MOFGA Events \ Farm Training Project Workshops

Weekly events, May through September

Designed to augment the on-farm learning of the farm apprenticeship program, MOFGA’s Farm Training Project (FTP) workshops follow an informal format, usually beginning with a farm tour followed by a presentation on the topic of the day.

All Farm Training Project events are online for 2020 due to COVID-19 safety concerns.

For more information or directions to any of the workshops, call 568-4142, email [email protected] or check this webpage.


Organic Farming Principles and Practices – Crop Production

May 13, 2020 – Wednesday, 4 to 7 p.m. on ZOOM. Crop specialist, Caleb Goossen from MOFGA’s Farmer Programs department and Alex Ethier, MOFGA’s farmer-in-residence of Killdeer Croft Farm, led an introductory course in organic crop farming. Caleb covered theory and best practices for organic management of soils and crops, followed by a virtual tour of Killdeer Croft Farm to discuss farm plantings with Alex and Caleb. View the webinar recording here.

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Soil Health and Intensified Vegetable Growing

MOFGA Farm Training Project

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 on ZOOM. Daniel Mays, farmer at Frith Farm, produces diversified vegetables on 2 acres in a no-till system. Come electronically discuss soil health management strategies including cover cropping, tarping, and permanent bed systems as we take a virtual tour of his farm. How to produce a bounty of organic produce in compact spaces will also be explored. View recordings of this webinar on YouTube:
PART 1
– farm tour video
PART 2 – workshop with images and audio

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