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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

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 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.

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.

Bonterra Organic Vineyards-Funded Future Organic Farmer, Jack Sporer, Launches Wine Label

Forer
Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund grant recipient Jack Sporer has officially become a small business owner. Sporer launched his own wine label in April 2020, Fresh Wine Company. A brand he calls “wine for the people,” its release comes just in time to satisfy an upswing in demand during stay at home orders enacted across the state of California.   
  
Sporer’s wine focuses on carbon sequestration at each step.

Born in DC, Raised in Senegal, & Studying Organic with a Little Help from MOM’s Organic Market

Malcolm St Cyr
Many people and organic businesses from around the country often ask those of us at CCOF, “So, does CCOF only work in California?” The short answer is, “No, we’re all across North America!” 
 
CCOF Certification Services certifies more than 4,300 operations across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The CCOF Foundation grants to students, teachers, and farms all across the country. So, when we say that we want to create a world where organic is the norm, we mean it.

Calling All Students & Teachers Interested in Organic

Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund

We want you to apply for the Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund! The fund is open between now and May 15, 2015. Join the ranks of organic students and teachers across the country who are studying and learning about organic agriculture. Join the CCOF community of Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund awardees and support your classroom projects and academic and vocational studies!

CCOF Attends the 91st FFA Convention and Expo!

Zackery, Dylan, Josaphine
Through our Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund, the CCOF Foundation has partnered with the National FFA Organization (FFA) to provide just under $100,000 in grants to middle and high school students for organic Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) projects over the last six years. CCOF Foundation Program Manager Josaphine Stevenson recently attended FFA’s National Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.

CCOF Foundation Continues to Change the Way the World Eats

Last year, CCOF members invested in the CCOF Foundation and the Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund. By partnering with organic sector business leaders, the fund addresses the need for new organic producers through investing in organic agriculture education.

CCOF Foundation Hosts We Are Organic Dinner

Matt Seeley (Left) and Tonya Antle (Center) of the Organic Produce Network present CCOF Foundation Chair Allen Harthorn (Center) and Cathy Calfo (Right) with donation for CCOF Foundation at the Organic Grower Summit We Are Organic dinner in Monterey, Ca
 

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