Thursday, April 23, 2015

Call for Applications
CCOF Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund

Higher and Vocational Education Grants 

If you are interested in studying organic agriculture in an undergraduate program or in a vocational training program, please apply for one of our 20 $2,500 Higher/Vocational Education grants! Last year’s grants supported students involved in programs like Washington State University’s major in Organic Agricultural Systems and the Michigan State Organic Farmer Training Program. Application deadline is May 15, 2015.

Ag in the Classroom K-8 Grants

If you are a certified K-8 teacher in the United States interested in bringing organic agriculture into your classroom, please apply for one of our 20 $1,000 Look at Agriculture…Organically! grants for organic education, administered in collaboration with the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom. Grants last year paid for amazing elementary and middle school projects such as organic seed saving libraries, organic pizza gardens, and organic food preservation demonstrations. Application deadline is May 15, 2015.

FFA Supervised Agricultural Experience Grants 

Grants for high school students’ organic Supervised Agricultural Experience projects through Future Farmers of America (FFA) will be available for application in September 2015 and will be due in November 2015.

This fund is made possible through contributions from UNFI Foundation, Driscoll’s, the National Cooperative Grocers Association, Clif Bar Family Foundation, Lauren & Eric Schiermeyer, Organic Valley, and CCOF.