Tuesday, April 13, 2010

MOFGA Workshop: Producing Quality Organic Grains for Maine

April 14 Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association is hosting a workshop called "Producing Quality Organic Grains for Maine: Weed Management and Grain Seeding" from 9:45 am to 3:00 pm at the MOFGA Common Ground Education Center, Unity, Maine. This event is organized by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in partnership with The Kneading Conference, Heart of Maine Resource Conservation & Development, and MOFGA. Guest speakers: Gary Bergstrom, Professor of Plant Pathology at Cornell University and an authority on the management of wheat and corn diseases; Mark Fowler is Associate Director and Milling Specialist for the International Grains Program at Kansas State University; Jack Lazor owns and operates Butterworks Farm, an organic dairy farm in Westfield, VT, with over 30 years of experience growing organic grains for feed and human markets. Pre‐registration required by April 5. Cost: $10 per person per event, includes lunch. Download workshop brochure and registration form at the MOFGA website or, for information, contact: Ellen Mallory, UMaine Coop. Extension, 207 581‐2942 / ellen.mallory@maine.edu

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