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 Russell Libby Agricultural Scholar Awards

Russell Libby dedicated his life to growing the organic food movement in Maine. He served as MOFGA's executive director from 1995 to 2012, and his vision was instrumental in creating MOFGA's innovative organic farmer training programs. Portrait of Russell Libby by Robert Shetterly
Russell Libby at the 2012 Common Ground Country Fair

Thank you for your interest in applying
for the Russell Libby Agricultural Scholar Awards


On April 6, 2016, the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association will award its second annual round of scholarships to honor the late Russell Libby.

Russell led the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association for 17 years and dedicated his life to growing the organic food movement.

These awards were created to honor Russell's vision, and to provide support to people seeking to deepen their knowledge of organic and sustainable farm systems.

Three $1,500 scholarships will be awarded each year in the following categories:

• MOFGA Journeyperson Program participant

• Maine High School Senior planning to study sustainable or organic farming at a college in Maine

• Kennebec Valley Community College student studying sustainable agriculture

The scholarship applications deadline was February 29, 2016.

Scholarship awards will be announced by the Portland Press Herald and MOFGA on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at a special awards ceremony.

For further information about the Awards, contact: smanning@pressherald.com

The Russell Libby Agricultural Scholar Awards are a joint project of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association and the Maine Sunday Telegram/Source and are generously supported by Lee Auto Malls.

 


    

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