Meet Joshua Dransfield & Get Involved with the Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund

The Future Organic Farmer Grant winners were judged to have the strongest combination of commitment to leading a lifelong career in organic agriculture, investment and participation in the organic community, and dedication to growing the organic movement. Each grant recipient will receive $2,500 to apply toward their studies in organic agriculture. 

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Joshua Dransfield plans to pursue a B.S. degree focusing on organic dairy production. He attends the University of West Virginia, which has a certified organic farm, a conventional dairy, and is very supportive of Dransfield’s decision to continue on his family's farm. He believes that small family farms offer dairymen and women an opportunity to make a good income doing honest work. 
Dransfield’s future career goals are to become a certified organic dairy producer, and to successfully transition more of his family's land into organic production. His uncle and parents have dairy farms, and Dransfield hopes to one day combine both operations as certified organic dairies and to continue their great relationship with Organic Valley. He also wants to continue to be involved with the Generation Organic program through Organic Valley and their affiliated training programs. 
Dransfield says he is excited to see where he will be five years from now, and how the educational decisions he makes today will impact his future. 
Congratulations Joshua!
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Today, less than 1% of America’s farmland is organic, and farmers who want to transition their land face a long and costly process. Hear from CCOF's CEO Kelly Damewood about what we're doing to address this challenge:

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