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Response times may be slow due to the wildfires affecting Santa Cruz County and Covid-19. Organic compliance deadlines and inspections will be delayed for businesses affected by these crises. Read the latest updates on the Northern California wildfires, and visit our Covid-19 webpage to find pandemic-specific information »

Los tiempos de respuesta serán lentos debido a los incendios forestales afectando al condado de Santa Cruz y COVID-19. Los plazos de cumplimiento orgánico y las inspecciones se retrasarán para los negocios afectados por estas crisis.  Lea las últimas actualizaciones sobre los incendios forestales del norte de California y visite nuestra página web de Covid-19 para encontrar información específica a la pandemia »

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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 Californ

Applications Open Now for Organic Education Grants

Anandi Ghandi
The CCOF Foundation is now accepting applications for Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund grants for higher education and vocational students! Applicants can apply for $2,500 grants to go toward their studies in organic agriculture. The application period is open from May 1 through June 1. Learn more and apply for your $2,500 educational grant
 
Due to school closures, the grant application periods for K-8 teachers and National FFA Organization high school students will be postponed until Fall 2020.

Apply for $5,000 to Transition to Certified Organic

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 financial support during the critical phase of becoming organic. The CCOF Foundation also offers a wealth of educational opportunities through our Organic Training Institute.

Apply for $5,000 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 financial support during the critical phase of becoming organic.

Apply for a $1,000 Grant to Teach About Organic!

FOFGF
Kindergarten through Eighth Grade Teachers: Receive funds to incorporate organic into your classroom’s project-based learning.
 
The CCOF Foundation and the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom administer the Look at Agriculture…Organically! grant program for K-8 teachers who educate their students about organic agriculture.
 
Applicants must be certified K-8 teachers in the United States.

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.

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