Organic FFA Grants: Deadline November 15, 2018

Since 2014, the Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund has partnered with the National FFA Organization to give grants to high school students who are interested in conducting organic Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) projects. In collaboration with an FFA advisor, these students design organic agricultural projects to conduct over the course of a year. Students are challenged to involve other students, mentors, and members of their community to ensure their project’s success. Visit our blog each week to read about these future organic farmers’ SAE projects in their own words.

Learn more about supporting the Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund through a donation.

Since 2014, the CCOF Foundation and its partners have awarded $1,000 grants through the National FFA to middle and high school students (grades 7 through 12) to conduct an organic Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE). The CCOF Foundation, in partnership with National FFA, awarded $100,000 dollars in the past 4 years to support FFA students throughout the nation!
Applications are available through the National FFA Organization and are due November 15, 2018
Previous recipient Hunter Blanton used his grant to install vermicomposting towers into her grandfather’s organic greenhouse and Shannon Good received a grant to put an organic pest management system in place to control the fly population on her organic dairy. Other students have raised organic sunflowers for oil, reared organic heritage chickens, and started an organic vegetable CSA! Help us spread the word to FFA students by forwarding this email to your local FFA chapter and FFA students.
Learn more about eligibility
Apply for an FFA grant.
For more information, contact the CCOF Foundation at or (831) 423-2263. 


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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