Donald E. Lipfert, interviewed by Anu Dudley, September 24th, 2004, at the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine.

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September 24 2004 (Date created)

 Lipfert discusses moving to Maine from Connecticut; buying a farm with an interest in organic farming; joining a local chapter of MOFGA in Woolwich; how the Common Ground Fair was initiated as a fund-raiser to pay the wages of MOFGA staff members; his insight as MOFGA president for 2 years in the ‘80s, including the financial considerations that led to the movement of the fair from Litchfield to Windsor to Unity; stories about changes in MOFGA over the years, including a policy change allowing the Executive Director to hire his/her own staff members, and the addition of a Technical Director of the fair; MOFGA’s failed attempts to advocate for the Maine Food Policy in the Maine Legislature; MOFGA’s continuing influence on conventional Maine farmers by means of education about sustainable agriculture. 

Creator and/or Contributor
Donald E Lipfert (interviewee), Anu Dudley (interviewer)
English (Languages)
Other Subject Headings
Organic farming (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Maine Organic Farmers' and Gardeners' Association (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Public policy (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Education (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Nonprofit organizations (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Temporal Coverage
1963 - 2004
Geographic Coverage
Unity, Maine (Geonames)
Woolwich, Maine (Geonames)
Windsor, Maine (Geonames)
Litchfield, Maine (Geonames)
Middleton, Connecticut (Geonames)
Meriden, Connecticut (Geonames)
Related Entities:
Donald E Lipfert (interviewee)
Anu Dudley (interviewer)
Related Subjects:
Joan Lipfert (subject)
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