Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Resources for Farmers

Resources for Farmers

Farmer Programs Newsletter for June 1, 2020

Welcome to the Farmer Programs Newsletter for the week of June 1. The summer season is upon us! I hope all is well on your farms and that you can continue to look through our weekly Farmer Programs Newsletter. If you missed one or want to look up an item, the back issues of this newsletter are archived on the MOFGA website here. Please send inquiries, suggestions, corrections or advice regarding this newsletter to [email protected].

Farmer Programs Newsletter for May 18, 2020

This is the Farmer Programs Newsletter for May 18, 2020, sent weekly (for now) with updates, links and info relevant to MOFGA organic farms – so give it at least a quick look! We try not to repeat too much from week to week, as back issues are archived and readily available on the MOFGA website here. Please send inquiries, suggestions, corrections or advice regarding this newsletter to [email protected].

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Farmer to Farmer in the Field: Dealing with Stress

May 12, 2020 – Online webinar. The stresses we experience now are new and many. This one-hour Zoom presentation features farmers talking about current stresses and effective coping strategies. Staff from MOFGA are joined by Karen Groat, farm coach and executive director of Family & Community Mediation; Leslie Forstadt, farm coach, human development specialist with UMaine Cooperative Extension and director of the Maine Agricultural Mediation Program; and Polly Shyka, farm coach and co-owner/operator of Villageside Farm in Freedom. View the webinar recording on MOFGA's YouTube Channel: Part 1; Part 2.

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Farmer Programs Newsletter for May 11, 2020

Each week we have new material in the Farmer Programs Newsletter, so give it at least a quick look! We try not to repeat too much of the info, as the back issues from this spring are archived and readily available on the MOFGA website here. For the time being we are producing new issues of the newsletter weekly because so much is going on and changing rapidly. We will likely go down to twice a month when things settle down. Please send inquiries, suggestions, corrections or advice regarding this newsletter to [email protected].

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Farmer Programs Newsletter for May 4, 2020

Here is MOFGA's Farmer Programs Newsletter for the week of May 4, 2020. During the current coronavirus pandemic, we aim to send this newsletter weekly, as so much is going on and changing. We will likely go down to twice a month when things settle down. Please send inquiries, suggestions, corrections or advice regarding this newsletter to [email protected].

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Farmer Programs Newsletter for April 27, 2020

Here is MOFGA’s Farmer Programs Newsletter for the week of April 27, 2020. During the current coronavirus pandemic, we aim to send this newsletter weekly, as so much is going on and changing. We will likely go down to twice a month when things settle down. Please send inquiries, suggestions, corrections or advice regarding this newsletter to [email protected].

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COVID-19 Maine Farmer Survey

Please take a moment to complete this confidential survey

April 21, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to make its way through our community, farmers are faced with unique challenges in an unpredictable market. Agricultural organizations agencies are continuing to collect information to assess the impact this virus is having on Maine farms to better inform direct assistance and policy in this changing time. IF YOU HAVE ALREADY TAKEN THIS SURVEY, PLEASE TAKE IT AGAIN. New questions have been added as we track changes over the past few weeks. COVID-19 Maine Farmer Survey

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Farmer Programs Newsletter for April 17, 2020

April 17, 2020

Here is MOFGA’s Farmer Programs Newsletter for the week ending April 17, 2020. During the current coronavirus pandemic, we aim to send this newsletter weekly, as so much is going on and changing. We will likely go down to twice a month when things settle down. Please send inquiries, suggestions, corrections or advice regarding this newsletter to [email protected].

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