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Cooperative Extension: New Farmers

Diversified Vegetable Production

Dooryard Farm Camden, Maine

Kickoff the season with a tour of a diversified vegetable farm to see various infrastructure and soil health practices at work. Dooryard Farm is a certified organic farm in Camden […]

Free

Assessing Risk on Urban and Small Acreage Farms Webinar

Online

Urban agriculture: Did you know it’s happening all over Maine? From quarter-acre flower farms to community orchards to backyard gardens, Mainers are growing large quantities of food in our towns […]

BIPOC Farmworker May Day

The goal of this day is for BIPOC farmers, farmworkers, and land stewards to build confidence in safety skills, get excited for the farm season, and feel connected to identity-based community. For more information and registration, please fill out MOFGA's BIPOC Farmworker May Day sign-up form.

Free

Livestock Handling and Animal Health

Misty Brook Farm Albion, Maine

Knowing proper handling and first-aid techniques can save lots of money and grief when raising livestock on your farm. Jacki Martinez Perkins, a long-time homesteader and MOFGA's Dairy and Livestock […]

How to Talk About Money and Why It Matters Webinar

Online

A discussion of all things farm finance – not strictly farm business in nature, specifically personal finances, decision-making, communication, and planning. This session will offer short video interviews with farmers […]

Beginning Farmer Support Hour

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Sign up for the MOFGA Beginning Farmer Support Hour, a Zoom space designed for beginning farmers who are in their first year of production. These will happen the third Monday of each month May-September from 4-5pm starting May 20th. Think of it as an office hours to bring all your questions and get support from […]

No-Till Farming

Come join UMaine Extension and the Maine New Farmers Project on June 19, 2024, from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Stonecipher Farm in Bowdoinham, Maine for a farm visit about No-Till […]

Free

Safe Labor Movement

Tender Soles Farm Richmond, Maine

This workshop will focus on body mechanics and movement patterns to help avoid potential work-related musculoskeletal injuries while farming. We will discuss and practice ideal vs real and ways to modify to get the work done safely and efficiently. To register, visit MOFGA's Safe Labor Movement page.

Farmworker Care and Connection

Milkhouse Creamery Monmouth, Maine

This session is designed for farm workers currently working on commercial farms in Maine or people interested in becoming farm workers. Come connect with other farm workers and apprentices to discuss supportive work environments, self-advocacy and current policy engagement opportunities for farm worker rights in Maine. There will be a short farmworker panel followed by […]

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