Announcements

Poultry Processing Workshop

July 25, 2019 Thursday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., MOFGA’s Common Kitchen at the Common Ground Education Center, Unity. Fee: $75; $60 for MOFGA members. Join an elite crew of poultry processing professionals for a workshop about how to process poultry. Registration Information on the Poultry Processing Workshop.

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Why Farmers Markets Need Great Merchandising and Marketing Matters

July 23, 2019 Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. UNH Extension Coös County Office, 629A Main Street, Lancaster, NH There is no cost for the workshop. This two-part workshop will reflect upon what has been done so far, what’s working (or not working) and what changes can still be implemented this season to increase sales. […]

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Cattle Handling and Pasture Walk

July 20, 2019 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Shaw Road Farm, 283 Shaw Road, Garland There will be a presentation on reducing stress in cattle by Colt Knight, UMaine Extension livestock specialist.  Also, A live demonstration of Shaw Road Farm’s practices of separating three beef animals from a herd of approximately 50. The Cooksons, will discuss how […]

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Direct Marketing

Direct Marketing at Frinklepod Farm Tuesday, July 9, 2019 Frinklepod Farm 244 Log Cabin Rd, Arundel 5:30 p.m. tour; 6 p.m. discussion For more information contact Anna at amueller@mofga.org Direct-to-consumer marketing and education: How can farmers market their product in this day and age in a way that tells their authentic story, creates engaging experiences for […]

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Farming and Marketing Cooperatively

July 3, 2019 Wednesday, 5 p.m. New Roots Cooperative Farm, 954 College Road, Lewiston Potluck to follow Come see New Roots Cooperative Farm, a New American-owned cooperative in practice and learn about worker co-op farms, farmland co-ops, marketing co-ops, labor co-ops and equipment sharing co-ops. You’ll learn about cooperative economic structure, democratic decision-making, and distribution […]

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Weather Tool Survey

As part of a new collaboration between UMaine Extension and the Climate Change Institute, we are hoping you (farmers) could help us understand where and what weather data you use on a daily basis by answering a few questions in this quick 8 question survey: Weather Tool Survey More project information: Lily Calderwood (Extension Wild […]

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Secretary Perdue Announces New Dairy Margin Coverage Signup Begins June 17

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2019 — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announces that signup begins June 17 for the new Dairy Margin Coverage(DMC) program, the cornerstone program of the dairy safety net that helps dairy producers manage the volatility of milk and feed prices, operated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA). Read […]

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Dairy Margin Coverage Program and Dairy Revenue Protection

Upcoming informational sessions on the Dairy Margin Coverage Program and a new crop insurance program, Dairy Revenue Protection. Dairy producers and service providers working in the dairy industry are encouraged to attend.  Below is a list of dates the sessions are being offered. • June 19, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., FSA Office, 304 North Street, Houlton • July 18, […]

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Soil Health and Equipment Demo Day for Vegetable Producers

June 26, 2019 Wednesday, 4:30pm-7:30pm UNH Woodman Horticultural Research Farm, 70 Spinney Lane Durham, NH Free to attend RSVP online at NHSoilHealth.org or by calling 603.749.3037 Featuring a two-wheel BCS tractor with various implements useful for vegetable growers, a no-till transplanter for planting and optimizing soil health, and tarping and roller crimper techniques for terminating […]

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Introduction to Tractors: Farm Production Systems and Tractor Safety

June 26, 2019 Wednesday, 5:00 pm Morning Dew Farm, 5 Trails End Road, Newcastle Join farmers Brendan and Brady of Morning Dew Farm to learn how they have set up vegetable production systems for both riding tractors and walk behind BCS style tractors. Basic tractor safety will be covered. Potluck to follow.  For more information […]

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