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Congratulations – June 2019

Congratulations to …

Haskell Farm, a MOFGA-certified organic dairy farm in Palermo, which received a 2018 Top Ten National Quality Award from Danone North America. Haskell Farm was number 5 in the United States for its commitment to producing quality organic milk.

Katheryn Langelier of MOFGA-certified organic Herbal Revolution Farm and Apothecary of Union for winning the Maine and New England Home Based Business of the Year award from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Agricultural scholarship winners awarded by Source (Portland Press Herald) in partnership with MOFGA and in honor of the late Russell Libby. The three $1,500 awards are generously supported by Lee Auto Malls. Kathryn Brayson won the Maine high school senior scholarship. She hopes to study animal science at UMaine and eventually become a veterinarian. Kelsey Herrington of Two Farmers Farm in Scarborough won the MOFGA journeyperson award and will use the funding to help buy a mechanical root harvester. Zabet NeuCollins won the teacher, school or education center award. A gardener, educator and community outreach coordinator for the Women’s Health Resource Library, which started the community-wide project Incredible Edible Milbridge in Washington County, she’ll use the money to buy materials for a children’s garden. Read more in “Meet the 2019 Russell Libby Scholarship Winners” by Meredith Goad in the April 21, 2019, Portland Press Herald.)

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