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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. The Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund is changing the world! Meet the past grant recipients.
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
Grants are available for K-8 teachers nationally for agricultural classroom projects that follow the organic production standards of the USDA.
This grant program deadline has been extended. Applications are now due May 22, 2015.
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 program is open between April 10 and May 15, 2015.
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.
The Vocational and Higher Education grants will be accepted through an online application software hosted by UNFI.
When you reach the home page, please choose "Create New Account."
You will then be asked to fill out a number of text boxes to create your account.
On the third page of the registration, you will be asked if you are the Organization’s Executive Officer, please answer yes.
When you get to the "Application Page" please choose the CCOF & UNFI Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund Vocational and Higher Education Grant.