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 CCOF Foundation's Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund is changing the world!
The CCOF Foundation is ensuring the advancement of organic. Through hands-on trainings, workshops, and seminars, the Foundation's Organic Training Institute provides resources to organic professionals that cover the latest organic research and best production practices.
The CCOF Foundation offers direct financial assistance to organic operations that suffer losses due to extreme hardship. These hardships can include natural disasters such as flood, freeze, fire, drought, invasive pests, and personal emergencies.
Organic food is more widely accepted by the public and agricultural community than ever before. More than 80 percent of U.S. households report purchasing organic products, but demand continues to outpace the supply.
The CCOF Foundation is investing in new organic farmers and businesses and building consumer demand for organic by:
Allen Harthorn, Chairman, Harpos Organics Lee Altier, Ph.D., Trustee, California State University, Chico Karen Archipley, Trustee, Archi’s Acres Phil LaRocca, Trustee, LaRocca Vineyards Malcolm Ricci, Trustee, Bolthouse Farms