Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Common Ground Country Fair Keynote Speaker Index

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Anne Devin

Owner and operator, Chase Stream Farm; veteran outreach coordinator, Maine AgrAbility and MOFGA

United We Grow: Veterans in Agriculture

Sunday, September 22, 2019

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Carey Gillam

Research Director of U.S. Right to Know, investigative journalist and author of “Whitewash – The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer and the Corruption of Science”

Decades of Deceit – A Critical Eye on Pesticides, Science and Industry

Saturday, September 21, 2019

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Representative Craig Hickman

Organic farmer, State Representative, House Chair – Committee on Agriculture Conservation and Forestry

Fumbling Toward Prosperity: Family, Community and the Maine Food Economy

Friday, September 20, 2019

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Hanne Tierney

Owner and operator of Cornerstone Farm, a hog and organic vegetable farm in Palmyra, Maine

Farmers’ Markets & Strong Communities

Sunday, September 23, 2018

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Baldemar Velasquez

President and Founder, Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC)

Our Food System: The Tie to Immigration, Migrant Workers, Exploitation and Human Trafficking

Saturday, September 22, 2018

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Tristan Noyes

Executive Director of the Maine Grain Alliance and Co-Founder of Gromaine Organic Farm

Growing Together: Reaping the Rewards of a Passionate Interconnected Community

Friday, September 21, 2018

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Jonathan Rosenthal

Executive Director of the New Economy Coalition, and Co-Founder of Equal Exchange

From Local to System and Rural to Urban: Building a New Economy

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Sherri Mitchell

Attorney, Teacher and Spiritual Activist, Land Peace Foundation

Standing on Indigenous Rights

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Jill Agnew

Farmer, Willow Pond Farm, Sabattus, Maine

"Community" Supported Agriculture: Looking Back, Looking Forward, A 40-Year Story

Friday, September 22, 2017