Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Russell Libby Agricultural Scholar Awards

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Apply now for one of three Russell Libby Agricultural Scholar Awards

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 (preference for colleges in Maine)

• Teacher, school or education center looking to support an agricultural related project in Maine, such as a campus garden, classroom project or a guest lecturer.

2019 applications are now open. Deadline is MARCH 20, 2019.

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Awards are granted to honor the late Russell Libby, who led the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association for 17 years and dedicated his life to growing the organic food movement. The scholarships offer support to students seeking to deepen their knowledge of organic and sustainable farm systems.

Winners will be notified on April 21. Winners will be contacted by the staff of the Portland Press Herald/Maine SundayTelegram for inclusion in a write-up in Source. Winners are also invited to attend the 5th Annual Source Maine Sustainability Awards on May 1, where they will be recognized and awarded the scholarship.

For further information about Russell Libby Agricultural Scholarships, contact Anna Libby: alibby@mofga.org. For details about the Source Sustainability Awards, contact Peggy Grodinsky: pgrodinsky@mainetoday.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.

 

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

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