Future Organic Farmers

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Are you a student looking for grant opportunities?

Grants are available for applicants in two categories:

Vocational and Higher Education Students


Middle and High School Students









Grants for Students in Organic

Future Organic Farmers gives $5,000 scholarships to college and vocational students training for careers in organic and $1,000 scholarships to high school students doing organic projects through FFA. 

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. 


Grants for Vocational and Higher Education Students

We can help you pay for your studies in organic agriculture.

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.

Eligibility Requirements: 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
    • Junior college/two-year degree programs
    • Bachelor’s/four-year undergraduate degrees
    • Graduate studies are not eligible for grant funding
    • Demonstrate financial need 
    • Submit a final report at the end of the award year

Prior grantees are welcome to re-apply.

DEADLINE: Applications are CLOSED for 2022.  
During the open application period there will be a link on this page to complete the application online.


Grants for Middle and High School Students

Apply for a grant for your organic FFA Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) project.

Grant Amount: $1,000

Grant Purpose: Grants help middle and high school students cover the expenses of conducting FFA SAE projects using organic production methods. 

Eligibility Requirements: Future Organic Farmer FFA grant applicants must:

  •     Be a student in grades 7-12 
  •     Be a current National FFA Organization member 
  •     Conduct Dea Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) project
  •     Follow USDA organic production standards for their SAE project 
  •     Demonstrate financial need 

More Information: To learn more about Future Organic Farmers, please contact us at ccoffoundation@ccof.org.