Future Organic Farmers

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Are you a student looking for grant opportunities?

Grants are available for Vocational and Higher Education applicants.

Grants for Students in Organic

Future Organic Farmers gives $5,000 scholarships to two and four year college and vocational students training for careers in organic.

Future Organic Farmer grants are an investment in our future food system. The more beginning farmers who pursue organic, the more we increase organic acreage and feed our communities organic food. We hear from our Future Organic Farmer grantees that this scholarship helped them pursue organic and gave them confidence to succeed.



We can help you pay for your studies in organic agriculture.

Grant Amount: $5,000

Grant Purpose: Grants support higher education and vocational students pursuing degrees or certificates in organic agriculture to help cover tuition and educational expenses.

Eligibility Requirements: Future Organic Farmer grant applicants must:

  • Be enrolled in an educational program in the United States that will benefit their career in organic agriculture, including vocational training/certificate programs or two/four-year degrees
  • Demonstrate financial need 
  • Demonstrate a strong interest and commitment to a career in organic agriculture
  • Submit a final report at the end of the award year
  • Graduate degrees/programs are not eligible for funding


  • Prior grantees are welcome to re-apply.
  • Applications require a letter of reference from a teacher, mentor, or agricultural professional 
  • Funds can be used for the following purposes: tuition, educational materials or resources, internships or work experience expenses, costs directly associated with your organic studies/career development 
  • Grant funds cannot be used for organic certification fees

Grant applications will be open March 19 through April 19, 2024.

More Information: To learn more or for support with your application, please reach out to Larissa Hernandez Boffi at grants@ccof.org, (831) 346-6324 office/messages, or (831) 406-9219 text. Se habla español.