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Future Organic Farmers

$5,000 scholarships to college and vocational students training for careers in organic

About the Grant

Future Organic Farmer grant 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 or two/four-year degrees
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Demonstrate a strong interest and commitment to a career in organic agriculture
  • Submit a final report at the end of the award year
  • Graduate degrees/programs are not eligible for funding
  • Prior grantees are welcome to re-apply.
  • Applications require a letter of reference from a teacher, mentor, or agricultural professional
  • Funds can be used for the following purposes: tuition, educational materials or resources, internships or work experience expenses, costs directly associated with your organic studies/career development
  • Grant funds cannot be used for organic certification fees
  • No longer accepting applications.
    Additional funding cycles will be available Spring 2025.
  • The application is available in both English and Spanish.
  • For more information, contact Larissa Hernandez at

We can help you pay for your studies in organic agriculture

Future Organic Farmer grants are an investment in our future food system. The more beginning farmers who pursue organic, the more we increase organic acreage and feed our communities organic food. We hear from our Future Organic Farmer grantees that this scholarship helped them pursue organic and gave them confidence to succeed.


Grant Amount: $5,000


Grant Purpose: Grants support higher education and vocational students pursuing degrees or certificates in organic agriculture to help cover tuition and educational expenses.

This grant has had a significant and positive impact on my organic agriculture journey as it has given me access to more knowledge resources that will empower me to continue making a meaningful difference in my community. I am deeply appreciative of the support provided by CCOF.

Sheila Wambui , CCOF grantee
Farming Dreams Becoming Reality — Future Organic Farmer Adelio Coronel
Building a Career in Organic Dairy – Future Organic Farmer Shannon Good
Organic Farming Rooted in Hawaiian Traditions – CCOF Foundation Future Organic Farmer Lehia Apana

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