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PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
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Email: mofga@mofga.org
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Russell Libby
The 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.

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 at a college in Maine

• Kennebec Valley Community College student studying sustainable agriculture

The scholarship application deadline is MARCH 5, 2017

Russell Libby Agricultural Scholarship Application

If the button above does not work, click on this link or copy and paste the text into your browser URL window: https://pressherald.wufoo.com/forms/m11pldlm1bo69i9/

Winners will be notified by Friday, March 17. Winners will be contacted by the staff of the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram for inclusion in a write-up in SOURCE. Winners are also invited to attend the 3rd Annual SOURCE Sustainability Awards on Wednesday, April 6, 2017 at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester, Maine, where they will be recognized and awarded the scholarship.

For further information about Russell Libby Agricultural Scholarships, contact: dmacphee@mofga.org. For details about the Source Sustainability Awards, contact: smanning@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.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Winthrop: Farmers’ market location upsets some
Kennebec Journal - 5/6/2009.
By Betty Adams – Jostling for space for fruit, vegetables and customers has left a bad taste for some vendors of the Winthrop Farmers' Market. When it reopens for the season Saturday, the market will be short at least two vendors from last year and possibly more, Monika Riney of Wildermirth Farm told town councilors Monday night.
Farmers market to open Saturday in Skowhegan
Waterville Morning Sentinel - 5/6/2009.
By Doug Harlow – Fresh, local food is set to return to the open air Saturday when the 12th annual Skowhegan Farmers' Market opens for the summer. Area farmers will gather in the parking lot in front of the old Grange building on Madison Avenue Saturday for the debut.
Growing your own a growing trend
Portland Daily Sun - 5/6/2009.
By David Carkhuff – From the White House to the henhouse, participants in the May 7-10 Food and Farm sustainable agriculture conference have found friends in high places and among a growing contingent of ordinary consumers, according to Jon Courtney, organizer of the annual conference.
The stalk of the town (Get your rhubarb recipes ready)
Bangor Daily News - 5/6/2009.
By Emily Burnham – Praise to you, lowly rhubarb. Green- and red-stalked denizen of backyards, cousin to buckwheat and sorrel, second cousin to cactus, carnation and, yes, the Venus’ flytrap. Native to Asia, brought to America in the 1820s, you flower worldwide each spring in great abundance, much to the chagrin of gardeners and landscapers.
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