CCOF Foundation Awards Feast

In celebration of our collective work to advance organic agriculture, CCOF will host our second annual CCOF Foundation Awards Feast on February 22, 2018. This year we will present the Organic Champion Award to Melody Meyer (UNFI/UNFI Foundation), who was instrumental in launching our Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund and whose steadfast support has ensured the fund’s success. Please join us to raise a glass to Meyer and thank her for her important contributions to fostering the next generation of organic farmers.

Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund grant recipient Kevin Hesser will share the impact the fund has made at his school, Toyon Middle School in the Sierra Nevada Foothills. With a grant from the fund, Hesser taught his students about the importance of organic agriculture with an organic pizza garden that provided healthy organic meals to 500 students. Hesser also served as an advisor for two students who received Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund grants for their National FFA Organization Supervised Agricultural Experience projects, Ava Mosely and Benjamin Hesser.

We will also hear from the CCOF Foundation Trustees and the Foundation team about the ways the Foundation advances organic agriculture and how we can do more together in 2018.

This event is held in conjunction with the 2018 CCOF Annual Meeting and Conference: Organic Hotspots. We invite you to join us for both events. Learn more about the Organic Hotspots conference and register.

Please join us for good food with good company for a good cause!

Event Agenda

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.: Reception
6:30 - 9:00 p.m.: Dinner

  • Presentation of Organic Champion Award to Melody Meyer, Vice President of Policy and Industry Relations, United Natural Foods
  • Keven Hesser, Teacher & Garden Coordinator, Calaveras High School

More Information

To learn more about this event, contact or (831) 423-2263.

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