We’re pleased to introduce the three winners of the first-ever Russell Libby Agricultural Scholar Awards.

As part of our first annual Source Awards last spring, Source partnered with the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, MOFGA, to grant scholarships in honor of the late, much-loved Russell Libby. Until his untimely death from cancer, Libby served for many years as the executive director of MOFGA.

Each recipient gets $1,500, to be used for schooling or continuing education.

The awards were given in three categories: for a Maine high school senior, a student at Kennebec Valley Community College, and a MOFGA journeyperson. That last program offers hands-on training and mentoring to new farmers who plan to farm organically in Maine.

Special thanks to Adam Lee of Lee Auto Malls, who generously supported the awards.

Meet the 2015 Source Award winners