The Future Farmers of America (FFA) was founded in 1928 by a group of...
The CCOF Foundation, in collaboration with partner organizations UNFI Foundation, Driscoll’s, the National Cooperative Grocers Association, and Clif Bar Family Foundation, will be making grants in three educational categories in 2015. Kindergarten through eighth grade and higher and vocational education grant applications will open on April 10, 2015 and will be due May 15, 2015. High school grants will be made through Future Farmers of America (FFA) and will be open September 2015 and will be due in November.
Categories and requirements are below. To learn more about the Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (831) 423-2263.
Kindergarten through Eighth Grade:
The Look at Agriculture… Organically! grants
$1,000 grants awarded to at least 10 schools through a partnership with the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom. This grant program will reopen April 2015.
The Look at Agriculture… Organically! grants are available for K-8 teachers nationally for agricultural classroom projects that follow the organic production standards of the USDA.
Grants for individuals to complete organic Supervised Agriculture Experience projects with FFA
$1,000 grants available for at least 10 individuals through a partnership with Future Farmers of America (FFA). This grant program will reopen September 2015.Applicants must currently be in grades 7-12
Vocational and Higher Education:
Grants for students to study organic agriculture nationally
$2,500 grants for at least 10 individuals
The Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund vocational and higher education grants are available for students enrolled in educational programs that will benefit their future careers in organic production or in becoming an organic professional. This grant program will reopen in April 2015.
The Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund makes grants to students attending a program that fits into one of three categories: