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

    Program Topic: Antibiotic Use in Livestock Production

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) History of antibiotic use (human and animal)
    b) Concerns for human health
    c) Current policy on antibiotic use

    Guests:
    A) Don Hoenig, Extension Veterinarian, University of Maine
    B) Jennifer Obadia, New England Coordinator, Health Care without Harm
    C) Paul Volckhausen, Farmer, Happy Town Farm, Orland, ME

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

    Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine

    Program Topic: Land Access for Beginning Farmers

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Beginning farmer resources in Maine
    b) Land access challenges
    c) Creative financial strategies

    Guests:
    A) Ted Quaday, Executive Director, MOFGA
    B) Jo Barrett, Maine Field Agent, Land for Good
    C ) Everett Ottinger, Farmer, Nettie Fox Farm

    No Comments
  • Producer/Host: C.J. Walke
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine

    Program Topic: Permaculture as a Design Process

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Permaculture as a systems approach
    b) Permaculture ethics and activities
    c) Statewide resources and gatherings

    Guests:
    A) Lisa Fernandes, Executive Director, The Resilience Hub
    B) Jesse Watson, Principle Designer, Mid-Coast Permaculture

    No Comments
  • Producer/Host: C.J. Walke
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine

    Program Topic: Homesteading in Maine

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) philosophies
    b) political activism
    c) practices and techniques

    Guests:
    Betsy Garrold, homesteader
    Noah Dillard, homesteader
    Anneli Carter-Sundqvist, Deer Isle Hostel and Homestead

    No Comments
  • Host: Cheryl Wixson
    Engineer: Joel Mann

    Program Topic: Backyard Rabbits

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) housing, selecting a breed
    b) food and nutrition
    c) cooking and eating

    Guests:
    Erin Bibles, rabbit owner
    Meg Anderson, Unity barn manager
    Diane Schivera, MOFGA lifestock specialist

    No Comments
  • Host: Cheryl Wixson
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: Home beer brewing

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) how to begin, materials
    b) growing your own hops and other things
    c) bottling and testing!

    Guests:
    Dennis Fisher, author & farmer
    Joe Fisher, author & farmer
    Mia Strong, Strong Brewery

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  • Host: Cheryl Wixson
    Engineer: Joel Mann

    Program Topic: Backyard Orchards

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) preparing the soil
    b) varieties and types of fruit
    c) pests & diseases

    Guests:
    A) C.J. Walke MOFGA
    B) Phil Norris Clayfield farm orchardist

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  • Host: Melissa White Pillsbury
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: Celebrating Local AND Organic Farms, Foods and Products in Maine

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) variety and availability of Maine organic foods
    b) local farms and food businesses growing and developing
    c) challenges associated with committing to buying/using/eating Maine organic foods

    Guests:
    A) Philip McFarland, Cheryl Wixson’s Kitchen
    B) Jim Ahearne, Common Ground Country Fair, MOFGA

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