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2% for Organic in 2018!

2% for Organic
Happy to New Year to all members of our organic family: farmers, ranchers, processors, retailers, consumers, and policymakers! In seasons like this, we are reminded of the hope a new year or new growing season brings and the effort that lies ahead. 
 
We’re beginning 2018 by giving thanks for all of you who contribute to CCOF’s mission: advancing organic agriculture for a healthy world. 
 

A Tribute to CCOF’s Cathy Calfo: Her Guiding Light Advances Organic Agriculture

I have witnessed Cathy Calfo’s vivacious drive since 2011 when she became the Executive Director of CCOF.  Since that time, she has been a friend, mentor, confidant and co-conspirator in advancing all things organic.
 
During her eight-year tenure, she achieved many policy and advocacy successes for organic agriculture in California and the Nation.
 
Cathy will leave the organization in March, in the good hands of Kelly Damewood.
 
I recently had the privilege of speaking with Cathy about her work at CCOF, commitment to organic a

Alice Waters, Carey Gillam, and More Speakers at the CCOF Annual Meeting and Conference

AliceWatters
Join us February 26-27 for the CCOF Annual Meeting and Conference–Organic Generation: The Next Era. You’ll hear from a host of inspiring speakers and presenters, including acclaimed chef, author, and food activist Alice Waters; investigative journalist and author of Whitewash Carey Gillam; CEO of the Ceres Community Project Cathryn Couch; and more.

Apply for a Future Organic Farmer Grant!

Interested in practicing or teaching organic agriculture, or know someone who is?

Apply for a Future Organic Farmer Grant! Grants are available nationally for K-8 teachers with organic classroom projects through the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom, and for higher education and vocational students studying organic agriculture.

Blue Marble Brands Supports Future Organic Farmers like Shannon Good

The CCOF Foundation offers grants to students and teachers of organic agriculture across the country. Since 2014, the Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund has granted over half a million dollars, impacting more than 30,000 students and teachers of organic agriculture.

Bricmont Fund Hardship Assistance Deadline, December 10

Had an extremely hard year? Drought? Illness? Hurricane? CCOF’s Bricmont Fund may be able to help! 

Bricmont Fund Now Accepting Applications for 2015 Hardship Assistance Grants

CCOF is pleased to announce that the Bricmont Fund is open for applications for hardship assistance from now until October 23, 2015.

The fund provides direct financial assistance exclusively to certified organic producers and processors/handlers who suffer losses due to extreme hardship such as fire, flood, freeze, insect pressures, and drought. Since 2007, CCOF has distributed funds annually to members of the organic community who are in need.

Eligibility Criteria:

Bricmont Hardship Assistance Deadline Extended to Nov. 23

Do you know that CCOF has a hardship assistance fund for certified organic growers and handlers that have gone through natural disasters and other financial hardships? Operations may apply for hardship assistance to offset financial burdens caused by fire, flood, freeze, illness, hurricane, pest pressures, and other major hardships.

Bricmont Hardship Assistance Fund - Direct Financial Assistance for Organic Producers

Each year, the CCOF Foundation offers direct financial assistance for organic producers who experience loss due to hardship via the Bricmont Hardship Assistance Fund. These hardships include natural disasters such as flood, freeze, fire, drought, and invasive pests, and personal emergencies. Since the Fund’s inception in 2007, the CCOF Foundation has distributed $129,438 to 159 organic producers. 
 

Bricmont Hardship Assistance Fund - Direct Financial Assistance for Organic Producers

Bricmont Hardship Assistance Fund - Direct Financial Assistance for Organic Producers
 

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