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  • Producer/Host: C.J. Walke
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Beekeeping and Honey Production

    -History of beekeeping
    -Honeybee hive management
    -Honey production and processing

    Guests:
    Peter Cowin, “The Bee Whisperer”, Hampden, ME
    Dr. Kourtney Collum, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME

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  • Producer/Host: C.J. Walke
    Engineer: Joel Mann

    Homesteading in Maine

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Descriptions of guests’ homesteads
    b) Skill sharing and learning opportunities
    c) Building community

    Guests:
    John Twomey, The Howard Place, Montville, ME
    Elizabeth Siegel, Heritage Home Farm, Appleton, ME
    Emily Lowell, Feather Foot Farm, Aurora, ME

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  • Producer/Host: C.J. Walke
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine

    Program Topic: Organic Maine Wild Blueberries
    Key Discussion Points:
    a) History of blueberry cultivation in Maine
    b) Organic methods of blueberry production
    c) Current research in blueberries

    Guests:
    Nicolas Lindholm, Blue Hill Berry Co., Penobscot, ME
    Theresa Gaffney, Highland Organics, Stockton Springs, ME
    Frank Drummond, University of Maine
    David Yarborough, University of Maine

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  • Producer/Host: C.J. Walke
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine

    Program Topic: MOFGA – El Salvador Sistering Committee

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) History of committee and work over past 20+ years
    b) Changes in agricultural activities over the years
    c) Environmental and social impacts of sugar cane production

    Guests:
    Jean English, MOFGA
    Karen Volckhausen, Happy Town Farm, Orland, ME
    Paul Volckhausen, Happy Town Farm, Orland, ME
    Willie Marquart, WERU

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  • Producer/Host: C.J. Walke
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine

    Program Topic: Legacy of Organic Agriculture

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Keynote address from 2016 Farmer-to-Farmer Conference
    b) Organic farming principles and values
    c) Legacy of organic agriculture

    Guest: Recording of keynote address by Vern Grubinger, University of Vermont

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  • Producer/Host: C.J. Walke
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine

    Program Topic: Maine Legal Food Hub

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Formation of the Maine Legal Food Hub
    b) Services available for farmers and food entrepreneurs
    c) Process of eligibility and assistance

    Guests:
    Phelps Turner, Attorney, Coordinator, Maine Legal Food Hub (www.legalfoodhub.org)
    Beth Boepple, Attorney, BCM Environmental & Land Law (www.nhlandlaw.com)

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  • Producer/Host: C.J. Walke
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine
    Program Topic: Farmland Access

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Resources available for land tenure
    b) Transitioning farmland
    c) Agricultural easements

    Guests:
    Erica Buswell, Vice President of Programs, Maine Farmland Trust
    Jo Barrett, Maine Field Agent, Land for Good
    Richard Lee, Tender Soles Farm, Richmond, ME

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  • Producer/Host: C.J. Walke
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine

    Program Topic: Certified Clean Cannabis

    Key Discussion Points:
    MOFGA Certified Clean Cannabis (MC3) trial
    Creation of standards
    Future goals of trial program

    Guests:
    John Krueger, MOFGA Board member, Northport, ME
    Dawson Julia, East Coast CBDs, Unity, ME (www.eastcoastcbds.com)
    Erica Haywood, Love grown Caregiver Services, Farmington, ME (www.facebook.com/lovegrowncaregivers)

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