MOFGA’S Farm Training Project

Designed to augment the on-farm learning of the farm apprenticeship program, MOFGA’s Farm Training Project (FTP) workshops follow an informal format, usually beginning with a farm tour followed by a presentation on the topic of the day. Participants are invited to stay for a potluck supper; bring a dish or something fresh from the farm to share (please bring your own place setting as well). All events are held rain or shine and are free and open to the public. For details or directions to workshops, call 568.4142, email: , or check the FTP website.

Organic Farming: Principles and Practices: Basic Livestock Handling

Wednesday, May 1, 10 AM – 3 PM at Misty Brook Farm, Albion

Knowing proper handling and first aid techniques can save lots of money and grief when adding livestock to the farm. Jacki Perkins, along-time homesteader and MOFGA’s Dairy Specialist, will be at Misty Brook Farm in Albion, Maine teaching livestock handling. Misty Brook Farm farm boasts a variety of amiable livestock, which are accustomed to intensive handling, and uniquely suited as a training tool. Everyone will leave the session with the confidence they need to safely handle animals and completing this training will benefit current or future employment. Please register for this event.

Organic Farming: Principles and Practices: Crop Production

Wednesday, May 10, 10 AM – 3 PM at MOFGA’S Common Ground Education Center, Unity

Join crop specialist, Caleb Goosen from MOFGA’s Agricultural Services Department and Alex Either, MOFGA’s farmer in residence of Killdeer Croft Farm, for a one-day introductory course in organic crop farming. Caleb will cover theory and best practices for organic management of soils and crops. After lunch Alex and Caleb will tour the MOFGA’s grounds to discuss farm plantings. Please register for this event.