Scholarship deadline for the 2024 MSU Organic Farmer Training Program

August 18, 2023 - November 15, 2023

Registration Deadline: November 15, 2023 - 12:00AM

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Learning from Melvin and Eric at We the People Opportunity Farm in Ypsilanti.

There are need and merit-based scholarships for BIPOC farmers from Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park of up to $3,150To apply for the scholarship, fill out the scholarship application and  financial need form. Send any questions Katie Brandt at . This covers most of the program costs of $3,900. We also encourage those in need to apply for the Greenstone Cultivate Growth Grant of $500 (or $1,000 for Greenstone customers).


Non-MSU Scholarship options:

  • Each of these scholarships have their own deadline.....
  • Greenstone Cultivate Growth Grant – $500/$1,000 grants for beginning farmers who want to attend OFTP, conferences, etc. or get professional services. It is $500 for anyone or $1,000 for Greenstone customers/members. The application is simple, they tend to fund most who apply and then they write an article about you and your farm if you're funded.
  • Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund - Up to $5,000 for farm equipment, supplies or education - 
  • National Young Farmers Coalition Young Farmer Grants $5,000
  • Rodale BIPOC Farmer Mini-Grants $500 to $2,000 for education or farm uses  
  • Organic and Transitional Education and Certification Program (OTECP) - up to $200 in USDA assistance for educational programs for certified organic farmers or farmers transitioning to organic – This USDA assistance should be available for anyone who qualifies 


How do I pay for the OFTP?



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