Russell Libby Agricultural Scholar Awards
Meet the 2021 Winners of the Scholar Awards
High School: Lila Gaudrault
Lila Gaudrault of Cape Elizabeth was inspired after a high school reading assignment to learn more about our food system. She got a job at a local farm, started a garden, and began reading all she could about regenerative agriculture. Lila plans to attend a university in the fall and study agriculture before returning to Maine to start a diversified farm.
Educator: Signe Lynch of
Signe works at New Beginnings in Lewiston, a non-profit that works with homeless and at-risk youth. New Beginnings is starting a new garden that will provide connection to the outside world, lots of fresh food and educational opportunities for youth experiencing homelessness. They plan to grow vegetables, herbs and native plants.
Journeyperson: Emma Lovering
Emma grew up in Maine, has worked at several small farms throughout the Midcoast and attended Kennebec Valley Community College’s Sustainable Agriculture program, before launching her own farm (Snowfields Farm) and small CSA in 2020. Emma plans to use her scholarship funds to increase her cold storage, allowing her to double her CSA participants for this growing season.
Learn more about the Russell Libby Agricultural Scholar Awards
The deadline for 2021 applications was March 31, 2021.
Portrait of Russell Libby by Robert Shetterly