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City Girl Turned Organic Agriculture Student and Advocate

Meet 2020 Future Organic Farmers Grant Recipient Audrey Jen!

While many people are drawn to agriculture because of a family background in farming, Audrey Jen was drawn into agriculture through her interest in science. The deal was sealed for Jen by hands-on experience farming organically for school.

Cal-Organic's Zach Wortiska Shares Organic Facts with National Audience

We recently learned a few facts from Zach Wortiska, organic seed manager for Cal-Organic. Via the Instagram story feature, CCOF Foundation Visionary supporter Cal-Organic hosts a series called In the Fields with Zach, wherein Wortiska discusses the benefits of organic agriculture, especially the nutritional benefits.

Match Bonterra Organic Vineyards to support Future Organic Farmers in Pennsylvania!

Abby Klinger is a Future Organic Farmer grant recipient based in Pennsylvania.

From April 1 through April 30 of 2021, Bonterra Organic Vineyards will match every donation from Pennsylvanian residents to the CCOF Future Organic Farmer program up to $10,000, directly supporting the next generation of organic producers in Pennsylvania!

Driven to Address Food Sovereignty with Organic as Part of the Solution

The Future Organic Farmer Grant winners were judged to have the strongest combination of commitment to leading a lifelong career in organic agriculture, investment and participation in the organic community, and dedication to growing the organic movement. Each grant recipient will receive $2,500 to apply toward their studies in organic agriculture. 

Find out how to apply for your own Future Organic Farmer Grant.

Creative Collaborations for Mutual Benefit

In my last blog, Delegating Responsibilities to Lighten Your Workload, I discussed strategies for handing off tasks to employees to allow for personal time or exciting work projects.

With my extra time, I like to cultivate creative collaborations with other food businesses. These mutually beneficial relationships increase marketing exposure and income for both businesses.

Support a Bright Future for Organic Farmers like David Robles

Last Thursday, February 18, CCOF held its first fully virtual annual meeting, Cultivate and Nourish. While we look forward to being together again soon, holding this event virtually allowed for unprecedented attendance and participation. Farmers, ranchers, and producers who typically lack time to attend conferences were able to log in from the comfort of their homes and hear directly from CCOF’s CEO Kelly Damewood and CCOF Board Chair Phil LaRocca.