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2% for Organic in 2018!

2% for Organic
Happy to New Year to all members of our organic family: farmers, ranchers, processors, retailers, consumers, and policymakers! In seasons like this, we are reminded of the hope a new year or new growing season brings and the effort that lies ahead. 
 
We’re beginning 2018 by giving thanks for all of you who contribute to CCOF’s mission: advancing organic agriculture for a healthy world. 
 

A Practical Guide to Organic Crop Insurance Webinar

Join the CCOF Foundation and the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) for a webinar on December 10 that provides a practical introduction to Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP), a crop insurance option for diversified organic farms and ranches.

A Tribute to CCOF’s Cathy Calfo: Her Guiding Light Advances Organic Agriculture

I have witnessed Cathy Calfo’s vivacious drive since 2011 when she became the Executive Director of CCOF.  Since that time, she has been a friend, mentor, confidant and co-conspirator in advancing all things organic.
 
During her eight-year tenure, she achieved many policy and advocacy successes for organic agriculture in California and the Nation.
 
Cathy will leave the organization in March, in the good hands of Kelly Damewood.
 
I recently had the privilege of speaking with Cathy about her work at CCOF, commitment to organic a

Alice Waters, Carey Gillam, and More Speakers at the 2019 CCOF Annual Meeting and Conference

AliceWatters
Join us February 26-27 for the CCOF Annual Meeting and Conference–Organic Generation: The Next Era. You’ll hear from a host of inspiring speakers and presenters, including acclaimed chef, author, and food activist Alice Waters; investigative journalist and author of Whitewash Carey Gillam; CEO of the Ceres Community Project Cathryn Couch; and more.

Announcing the Newest Resource for Organic Advocates: “Roadmap to an Organic California: Policy Report”

Roadmap
The Roadmap to an Organic California: Policy Report is the next installment of a first-of-its-kind research project that investigates how organic is a solution to California’s toughest challenges. 
 
Tackling climate change, economic challenges, and health inequities can feel daunting, but our Roadmap offers nearly 40 policy recommendations to grow organic to combat climate change and build healthier, more secure communities. 
 
To help us create our bold vision for California’s future, we com

Apply for a Future Organic Farmer Grant!

Interested in practicing or teaching organic agriculture, or know someone who is?

Apply for a Future Organic Farmer Grant! Grants are available nationally for K-8 teachers with organic classroom projects through the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom, and for higher education and vocational students studying organic agriculture.

Apply for Funds to Transition to Certified Organic

Transition
It’s not always easy to transition to certified organic, and we don’t expect farmers to do it alone. That’s why we’ve partnered with Anheuser Busch and their Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold Contract for Change program to provide $5,000 grants for farmers transitioning to organic.

Before the Brave to Perform at Roadmap to an Organic California Release Party

Before the Brave by Zack Pianko
Photo by Zack Piánko
 
In the face of climate catastrophes taking place worldwide, CCOF is leading the charge to create a climate-resilient California and United States.

Blue Marble Brands Supports Future Organic Farmers like Shannon Good

The CCOF Foundation offers grants to students and teachers of organic agriculture across the country. Since 2014, the Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund has granted over half a million dollars, impacting more than 30,000 students and teachers of organic agriculture.

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