Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
MOFGA Events

MOFGA Events

Throughout the year, MOFGA hosts hundreds of meetings, workshops, conferences, dinners and festive gatherings. Many take place at our Common Ground Education Center in Unity, Maine. And many more happen at farms, businesses and other venues throughout the state. Please review our event registration policies. For events offered by other organizations, see our Calendar page. Interested in giving a workshop for MOFGA? Please complete this form. If you are interested in receiving a scholarship for a MOFGA event click here.

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Raising a Hog on the Homestead

October 20, 2020 – Tuesday, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Online. Fee: Free. Optional donation of $5. Are you looking to raise a pig for the first time? Or maybe you need help figuring out if pigs are a good fit for your homestead. Join Jacki Perkins of MOFGA for this introductory webinar on how to get started. Jacki will discuss breeds & piglets; housing, feeding and fencing in your pig; considerations when raising pigs on pasture or in the forest; and preparing for slaughter, either on-farm or at a licensed facility. Bring questions! Contact [email protected] with questions. REGISTRATION

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Nose to Tail Pork Processing: Whole Hog Processing on the Homestead

October 22, 2020 – Thursday, 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Online. Fee: Sliding scale, $15-$50. Free of charge for Journeyperson program participants and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color). Scholarships also available: [email protected]. This virtual event is being held as an alternative to our annual Nose to Tail pork processing event. We will share how-to video filmed by MOFGA this fall that demonstrates whole hog butchery and further processing, and Jason Tessier (of MOFGA and Tessier's Farm) and Eric Rector (longtime MOFGA supporter, cheesemaker and pork processing expert) will be joining the live webinar for conversation and Q&A. Tune in to see visual demonstrations on video and bring your questions about how to humanely and efficiently process a pig on your farm. REGISTRATION

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