Russell Libby last year took over as director of the Maine Organic Farmers and G
Russell Libby last year took over as director of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, and is busy with developing MOFGA's 200-acre site in Unity, new home of the Common Ground Fair. Libby is concerned about the future of Maine farming, citing statistics that show more than half of the state's farmland is owned by farmers over the age of 60. Libby said growth areas in Maine agriculture include organic agriculture, ornamental landscaping and cranberries. MOFGA's apprenticeship program has matched more than 1,000 apprentices with farmers in the past decade, and Libby envisions the new site fulfilling the need for a place to learn rural life skills. Details.
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Weegar, Andrew K., "Russell Libby last year took over as director of the Maine Organic Farmers and G" (1997). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 2152.