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Meet MOFGA Volunteer Jo Ann Myers

June 2019

Jo Ann Myers comes from a farm family in northeastern Connecticut and spent a rather peripatetic lifestyle living in Alaska, Washington state and Kentucky while working on rural health systems. After that she and her husband, Wayne, finally landed in Waldoboro on the farm named after JoAnn's French Canadian ancestors, Beau Chemin Preservation Farm. Beau Chemin means "beautiful path," which certainly describes Myers' journey.

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MOFGA Volunteer Aidan Richman

March 1, 2019 – When you talk with Aidan Richman, the words that keep coming up are “sustainability” and “ecology.” Now in his gap year after graduating from Portland High School, he is spending his time meeting new people and listening to their stories. The ones he heard at the Common Ground Country Fair last fall from volunteers, staff and fairgoers make him even surer that he will set his sights on an education that has those two principles at its core.

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2019 Common Ground Country Fair Poster Unveiled!

January 15, 2019

A highlight during MOFGA day at the Maine Agricultural Trades Show was unveiling the 2019 Common Ground Country Fair poster. The poster features two Dexter heifers posing with oats and red and crimson clover. Dexters are raised for dairy, beef and draft power, making them an excellent triple-purpose breed for homesteads. Local artist Kevin Martin of Vinalhaven created the design – an engaging and fitting image for the 43rd annual Common Ground Country Fair, September 20, 21 and 22. Posters are available through MOFGA's online Country Store.

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2018: Another Great Year for Great Fiber at Common Ground

January 2019

Sales for the Fleece Tent at MOFGA’s 42nd Common Ground Country Fair were again very gratifying. The 214 units sold represented about 675 pounds of Maine fiber, with Friday as our busiest day. This is great news for both the Fleece Tent coordinators and the 33 growers who had fiber in this sale. The results reconfirm that the Fleece Tent is a top destination for fiber lovers from Maine and beyond seeking the best of Maine fiber.

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Common Ground Country Fair Ribbons and Awards 2018

5K Footrace
Agricultural Products Awards
Best of Food
Donkey and Mule Show
Draft Horse Show
Exhibition Hall Awards
Harry S. Truman Manure Pitch 2018
Livestock Awards
Oxen Scoot
Poultry Ribbons
Social and Political Action Area
Teamster of the Day

 

 

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