To the Editor:

On behalf of Friends of Sullivan Farm, I'm pleased to announce that Larry Lieberman has been elected to serve as our board chairman.

Larry is a seventh-grade life science teacher at Schaghticoke Middle School and brings many years of teaching experience and science knowledge, which will serve us well as we expand our youth-oriented, agro-education programs.

I also want to let our community know Friends of Sullivan Farm has been presented with a wonderful opportunity and we need everyone's help to realize its full potential.

We have been presented with a $15,000 Challenge Grant from a private foundation and we need to raise the matching funds by June 30.

FOSF must raise the working capital for the varied programs we offer our interns each summer.

In our first season, we had 40 paid youth interns complete the summer program and more than 600 pre-K through third-grade students were able to experience our hands-on, agro-kids programs.

We face a big challenge at the farm in our efforts to teach local youth about sustainable agriculture, modern-day food issues, as well as job skills.

We need your help to meet this generous challenge so we can continue to support youth development and sustainable farming practices in our town.

Please consider making a donation today.

These funds will enable us to increase our student involvement and continue our educational mission.

Visit our website at www.sullivanfarmnm.org to donate or mail FOSF, P.O. Box 1197, New Milford, 06776.

Thank you for your consideration. We hope you will stop at the farm and say hello.

Lennie Lillis

Board member

Friends of

Sullivan Farm

New Milford