The United States is facing an epidemic shortage of farmers. Among the challenges to meet the rising demand for organic products that are healthy for both people and the planet is the need for new organic farmers and entrepreneurs. Meet the past grant recipients.
The CCOF Foundation gives Future Organic Farmer Grants in three categories:
Kindergarten through Eighth Grade
The Look at Agriculture… Organically! grants
$1,000 grants awarded to 20 schools through a partnership with the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom
This grant cycle will open April 1, 2016.
Grants for individuals to complete organic Supervised Agriculture Experience (SAE) projects with FFA
$1,000 grants available for 20 individuals through a partnership with Future Farmers of America (FFA)
This grant program will reopen September 2015.
The Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund vocational and higher education grants are available for students enrolled in educational programs that will benefit their future careers in organic production or in becoming an organic professional. This grant cycle will open April 1, 2016.
The Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund makes grants to students attending a program that fits into one of three categories:
To learn more about the Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (831) 423-2263.