NORTHPORT, Maine — Every year Maine’s farmers gather at MOFGA’s Farmer to Farmer Conference to learn from their Maine peers and from practitioners invited from out of state. Join our farmers, gardeners and homesteaders at this year’s conference and participate in two days with over 40 educational sessions covering everything from “Managing Soil Fertility” and “Winter Greens Production” to “Farm Innovations” and “Nutrient Management in Pasture.”
Learn from and engage with over 60 speakers from all over the state and beyond, including farmers and service providers from Maine, Vermont, New York and Massachusetts.
Join us on Saturday, November 2, for tours of Snakeroot Farm, a mixed vegetable, fruit, and culinary herbs farm growing on 5 acres, and Balfour Farm, an off-the-grid, 100-acre, diversified organic dairy farm, both located in Pittsfield. A bus will be available from Point Lookout Resort in Northport; seats are limited so register early.
Keynote speakers Christa Alexander and Mark Fasching of 150-acre Jericho Settlers Farm in Vermont produce 25 acres of certified organic vegetables, flowers and herbs for their year-round CSA programs, farm stands and wholesale customers. They manage long rotations between vegetable production and livestock forage on over 100 acres, and maintain over an acre of crops in their hoophouses and greenhouses year round. They specialize in year round vegetable production, primarily salad greens, tomatoes and root vegetables. They will talk about scaling up their business, their successes and failures along away, and how they’ve learned to prioritize to stay profitable.
MOFGA’s Farmer to Farmer Conference …
- is known for its intimacy, in-depth treatment of topics and amazing discussions
- is based on the idea that farmers learn best from their peers and other practitioners
- features prominent and accessible university faculty, extension educators and other agricultural professionals
- features a unique 3-hour workshop session format, in which half is dedicated to talks by agricultural service professionals or farmers, and half to a roundtable discussion intended to solicit and capitalize on the accumulated knowledge of all farmers in attendance
- serves delicious meals featuring local, organic food
- is a rare and wonderful opportunity to get off the farm and catch up with fellow farmers
Learn a lot, eat well, share your expertise, make new friends and reconnect with old ones at the 2019 MOFGA Farmer to Farmer Conference!
For the complete schedule, session descriptions, information about accommodations, and to register, visit https://mofga.org/MOFGA-Events/farmer-to-farmer-conference-2019. Please direct any questions to MOFGA at 207-568-4142 or email@example.com.
–Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
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