Big E Cheese Competition 2013

Do you want your cheese to get recognized for its amazing taste?

Enter the fourth annual Big E Gold Medal Cheese Competition.

If you make cheese and are a licensed cheese maker located in New England, send cheese samples (three samples) to 1305 Memorial Avenue West Springfield, MA 01089.

Offering classes to compete in there are numerous opportunities for all of your cheeses to be entered.

2013 Cheese Grant
In an effort to relieve the cost of competition participation on the cheese maker the following grants have been made available. A limited number of $25 grants are available courtesy of donations made by cheese enthusiasts. Click here for more information.

For more information contact Elena Hovagimian at 413-205-5011 or

Interested in Organic Sheep and Goat Production?

***AG TRADE SHOW: 3:00PM JANUARY 8, 2013***

This will be a meeting to:

• Learn about Organic Certification,
• Learn about NRCS transition to organic funding,
• Hear about ways MOFGA can help with barriers,
• Hear from certified organic producers.
• Share ideas for programming and support

Sorry for any problem this change might have caused.

Any questions? Contact me.

Please RSVP to;
Diane Schivera
Organic Livestock Specialist
Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, MOFGA
294 Crosby Brook Rd., PO Box 170 Unity, ME 04988
207-568-4142 FAX: 568-4141

Farm Business Skills Retreat

Interested in improving your farm’s financial and production recordkeeping?

Want to connect with your customers on Facebook? Lacking the time and expertise to learn these skills?

Participate in The Farm Business Skills Weekend Retreat
Friday evening, March 9th thru Sunday noon, March 11th

Hosted by Maine Sustainable Agriculture Society and Knowledge Transfer Alliance

Bangor Motor Inn, Hogan Road, Bangor, Maine

REGISTRATION: To register, please contact Andrew Files of the Maine Sustainable Agriculture Society at 207.843.7581 or Space is limited, so register early!!

COST: The cost of the Weekend Retreat is $190 (for those lodging at the Bangor Motor Inn) and $50 (for those with other lodging arrangements). Lunch and dinner on Saturday, as well as snacks and refreshments throughout the weekend, will be provided.

Click here to download a PDF with all the event information.