Submitted by Jessy Beckett Parr on Mon, 04/27/2015 - 10:22
We want you to apply for the Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund! The fund is open between now and May 15, 2015. Join the ranks of organic students and teachers across the country who are studying and learning about organic agriculture. Join the CCOF community of Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund awardees and support your classroom projects and academic and vocational studies!
Submitted by Jessy Beckett Parr on Mon, 02/01/2016 - 11:26
Join farmer-educator Christof Bernau from the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS) at UC Santa Cruz on Wednesday, February 24, from 12-1 p.m. for a free webinar on farm-based experiential education. Bernau will discuss ways to use an array of strategies to engage your audience; build student, intern and apprentice capacity; and grow the next generation of farmers.
Submitted by Jessy Beckett Parr on Mon, 01/11/2016 - 10:53
Many organic farmers will retire in the next 10 years and are struggling with the questions: “How can I retire and how will I pass my knowledge to the next generation?” At the same time, young farmers are asking, “How can I get started, and build on what the elders have accomplished?”
We invite farmers of all generations to join California FarmLink, CCOF, and organic industry partners to explore options and learn about farmland and business succession strategies.
Submitted by Laura Mathias on Fri, 05/22/2015 - 10:23
The CCOF Foundation continues to bring together current and potential organic producers through our 2015 Going Organic workshops. These events are intended for those who are interested in going organic but may not know where to start, or for currently certified operations looking for more producers to source organic from. Each workshop helps assess how close an operation is to being organic and details the steps necessary to transition towards organic certification.
Organic Education Solutions has teamed up with CCOF to offer the Keep It Organic DVD in our store.
The Keep It Organic DVD was developed by experienced organic industry experts at Organic Education Solutions to help companies improve their organic training program and compliance to the organic regulations and company SOPs.
Submitted by Laura Mathias on Fri, 05/22/2015 - 11:13
Our popular "Why Buy Certified Organic?" postcards are back! This informational postcard will help you educate shoppers about certified organic. These cards promote buying certified organic, explain what "certified organic" means, and name the top reasons to buy certified organic foods.
Submitted by Jessy Beckett Parr on Mon, 01/12/2015 - 14:12
The Future Farmers of America (FFA) was founded in 1928 by a group of young farmers with a mission to train future generations of American youth to meet the challenge of feeding a growing population. Today, their classes and clubs reach hundreds of thousands of young people across the United States. For the most part, these agriculturally-minded youth are trained in conventional agriculture.
Submitted by Jane Sooby on Mon, 06/23/2014 - 10:11
Learn how to grow your organic business by cutting the red tape of export requirements.
CCOF is partnering with the California Centers for International Trade Development to offer comprehensive training in exporting California specialty crops.
The course, CalAgX, consists of a series of six half-day sessions and will be held at three locations, Sacramento, Clovis, and Lancaster, starting August 5 and ending September 25 (see schedule). The program is aimed at businesses new to exporting.