Future Organic Farmers

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Are you a student looking for grant opportunities?

Grants are available for Vocational and Higher Education applicants.

Grants for Students in Organic

Future Organic Farmers gives $5,000 scholarships to college and vocational students training for careers in organic. 

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. 



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 
  • Demonstrate an interest in a career in organic agriculture
  • Submit a final report at the end of the award year

Prior grantees are welcome to re-apply.

DEADLINE: Applications are CLOSED for 2022. Applications will open March 14, 2023. Check back here then to apply!

More Information: To learn more about Future Organic Farmers, please contact Larissa Hernandez at lhernandez@ccof.org