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Russell Libby Agricultural Scholar Awards

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Learn more about the Russell Libby Agricultural Scholar Awards

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

• MOFGA Journeyperson Program participant

• Maine high achool 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.

Read about the 2020 scholarship recipients – Portland Press Herald

 

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.

For further information about Russell Libby Agricultural Scholarships, contact Anna Libby: [email protected]. For details about the Source Sustainability Awards, contact Peggy Grodinsky: [email protected].

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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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