California Certified Organic Farmers
Application Deadline: May 6, 2019
With fewer young people going into agriculture, many experts and sector leaders are concerned about the future of American farming. New organic farmers and entrepreneurs are needed to meet the demand for organic products that are healthy for both people and the planet. The Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund provides financial support for organic education from kindergarten through college.
GRANT AMOUNT: $2,500
NUMBER OF GRANTS AWARDED: Up to 33
GRANT PURPOSE: The CCOF Foundation offers grants to higher education and vocational students pursuing degrees or certificates in organic agriculture to help with tuition and educational expenses.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be enrolled in an educational program in the United States that will benefit their career in organic agriculture, including vocational training/certificate programs, junior college/two-year degree programs, and bachelor’s/four-year undergraduate degrees. Prior grantees are welcome to re-apply. Graduate studies are not eligible for grant funding. Applicants’ financial need is considered as part of the grant decision process.
DEADLINE: Applications open April 1 and close May 6, 2019
For more information, and to apply, visit: https://www.ccof.org/ccof/structure/ccof-foundation/ccof-foundation-programs/future-organic-farmer-grant-fund