The Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund is a first-of-its-kind collaboration...
The CCOF Foundation, in collaboration with partner organizations UNFI Foundation, Driscoll’s, Organic Valley, Bradmer Foods, and National Cooperative Grocers Association will be making grants in three educational categories in 2014. Categories and requirements are below. To learn more about the Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund, please contact us at email@example.com or (831) 423-2263.
Kindergarten through Eighth Grade:
The Look at Agriculture… Organically! Grants
$1,000 grants awarded to 10 schools through a partnership with the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom
The Look at Agriculture… Organically! grants are available to California K-8 teachers for agricultural classroom projects that follow the production standards of the National Organic Program. This grant program will reopen in 2015.
Grants for individuals to complete organic Supervised Agriculture Experience projects nationally
$1,000 grants available for 10 individuals through a partnership with Future Farmers of America (FFA)
Vocational and Higher Education:
Grants for students to study organic agriculture nationally
$2,500 grants for at least 10 individuals
The Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund vocational and higher education grants are available for stuents enrolled in educational programs that will benefit their future careers in organic production or in becoming an organic professional. This grant program will reopen in 2015.
The Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund makes grants to students attending a program that fits into one of three categories:
For further examples of all types of programs, please see the National Agricultural Library’s 2012 listing of Educational and Training Opportunities in Sustainable Agriculture.