FARMINGTON, ME (July 24, 2019)The Town of Farmington Board of Selectmen recently approved an expenditure of $2,500 for a stipend for a University of Maine at Farmington student intern at a recent meeting, according to the Daily Bulldog. The internship will take place at the Farmington Compost Cooperative over a six-week period with supervision by UMF staff. It requires no obligation from the town. The Farmington Compost Cooperative currently has a total of $9,500 in reserve funds, which are self-sustaining with the multi-year compost sale hosted by the cooperative. The FCC is a partnership between the Town of Farmington and the University of Maine at Farmington. It composts food from the University of Farmington, Mt. Blue High School and the local elementary school (Mallet School), along with horse bedding from the Town of Farmington’s Fairgrounds. Their goal is to reduce food residuals entering Farmington’s waste stream while creating a sustainable and valuable resource for the local community.