Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Organic Farming: Principles and Practices

Organic Farming:  Principles and Practices

Crops

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity
Fee: $100; $75 for MOFGA members

This one day immersion course is designed for MOFGA apprentices but is open to any participants interested in learning the fundamental principles and practices of organic farming.

Join specialists from MOFGA’s Agricultural Services Department and organic farmers for a one-day introductory course in organic farming. Lunch will be provided.

The day will focus on the fundamentals of organic vegetable farming. MOFGA’s Eric Sideman, Organic Crops Specialist, and Dave Colson, Agricultural Services Director, will cover theory and  best practices for organic management of soils, and cover plant families. After lunch we will tour a neighboring farm.

Interested in a partial or full scholarship? Please fill out a scholarship application form by March 1st.


Organic Farming:  Principles and Practices

Livestock 101 – Basic Handling

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Misty Brook Farm in Albion, Maine
Fee: $100; $75 for MOFGA members

When considering value-added endeavors, medium to large livestock are often a valuable addition to an operation. Knowing proper handling and first aid techniques can save lots of money and grief. We would like to offer training on these topics by Jacki Perkins, a long-time homesteader and MOFGA's Dairy Specialist, and Henrietta Beaufait, a licensed, large animal homeopathic veterinarian.

Misty Brook Farm in Albion, Maine has graciously agreed to host this training. Their farm boasts a variety of amiable livestock, which are accustomed to intensive handling, and uniquely suited as a training tool, due to the excellent training by farm staff and family members.

We invite you to join us for a day of management skills training that could possibly benefit even seasoned farmers.

Interested in a partial or full scholarship? Please fill out a scholarship application form by March 1st.