The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) is hosting another Farmer to Farmer Conference for attendees to learn from their peers and from other practitioners from out of state. The conference will be November 6 to 8 in Northport, Maine.
There will be 30 educational sessions in two days covering everything from”Cider, sweet and hard” to “The roots of soil husbandry. This year’s conference features a keynote address by Jack and Anne Lazor of Butterworks Farm in Vermont on “Lessons learned from forty years on the same farm.” Friday farm tours will take place at Ripley Farm in Dover-Foxcroft and Checkerberry Farm in Parkman.
MOFGA’s Farmer to Farmer Conference is known for its intimacy, in-depth treatment of topics and discussions and is based on the idea that farmers learn best from their peers and other practitioners. The conference features university faculty, extension educators and other agricultural professionals and features a 3-hour workshop session format, in which one half is dedicated to talks by agricultural service professionals and farmers, and the other to a roundtable discussion that solicits and capitalizes on the accumulated knowledge of all attending farmers.
To register, click here.