Russell Libby earned a BA in economics from Bowdoin College and an MA in resource economics from the University of Maine. He is the author of the poetry collection Balance: A Late Pastoral
(2007). His poetry has been published in former U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser's column, "American Life in Poetry."
Libby lived on Three Sisters Farm in central Maine with his family. A longtime research director at the Maine Department of Agriculture, he was also a board member and executive director of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association.
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