Meet Adriana Murguia: A CCOF Foundation Future Organic Farmer

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. 

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Adriana Murguia
University of California, Santa Cruz, Environmental Studies Major with a Concentration in Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems – California

Adriana grew up in San Bernardino county outside of the greater Los Angeles area, and was introduced to food systems once she started attending UC Santa Cruz. She aspires to pursue a career in organic agriculture because both Latinos and women make up the majority of agricultural workforce in California, yet are significantly underrepresented in administrative positions in agriculture and in political decision-making. Her motivation in pursuing organic agriculture is to bridge sustainable and organic solutions to the social, economic, and labor issues that affect the Latino community.

Through her agroecology studies at UC Santa Cruz, Adriana has volunteered and worked with the Community Agroecology Network (CAN), a Santa Cruz-based non-profit where she has learned extensively about supporting food security projects in Mexico and Nicaragua. Her intended career is to be a UC Extension Agent, supporting the long-term management of organic farms and gardens.

Congratulations Adriana!

Please join us in congratulating the vocational and higher education recipients of the CCOF Foundation’s 2015 Future Organic Farmer Grants.


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