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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 $1,000 Grant to Teach About Organic!

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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.

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.

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 Receives Support from Awe Sum Organics for Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund

Awe Sum Organics is an importer of organic produce from growers in the Southern Hemisphere. We specialize in the import of apples, kiwifruit, pears, grapes, citrus, and blueberries from countries such as New Zealand, Argentina, Chile, and Peru.

CCOF Foundation Trustees Visit Pacific Elementary School

On November 17, CCOF Foundation Trustees Allen Harthorn (Harpos Organics), Phil LaRocca (LaRocca Vineyards), and Malcolm Ricci (Bolthouse Farms), and CCOF staff Cathy Calfo, Jessy Beckett Parr, and Madelaine Baer visited with students, teachers, and parent volunteers at Pacific Elementary School in Davenport, California.

Celebrating Melody Meyer & the Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund at CCOF Foundation Feast

Sophia Schlentz, Ava Mosely, Melody Meyer, Karen Ross, Bennie Hesser
 
On February 22, the CCOF Foundation raised a glass to our 2018 Organic Champion Award recipient Melody Meyer and our collective support of the Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund at our annual CCOF Foundation Feast. 
 

Clif Bar Family Foundation is Proud to Support CCOF's Future Organic Farmers

Clif Bar Family Foundation gives to the Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund because we believe that organic agriculture is an answer to many issues to which our world currently needs solutions. It supports family farms and contributes to a more secure food future. It reduces harmful chemicals from our everyday lives and protects farmworkers from exposure to those chemicals.

Covilli Brand Organics Renews Support of Future Organic Farmers

If you’ve been reading the CCOF E-Newsletter for a while, you’re likely familiar with the CCOF Foundation’s Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund.
 
Since 2014, the Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund has given more than $600,000 directly to students and teachers who are inspired to study organic.

Earthbound Farm Supports Students like Lehia Apana

Myra & Drew with Earthbound Truck
Earthbound Farm founders Myra and Drew Goodman were fresh out of college when they decided to move to the Salinas Valley. With the intention of taking a year off before entering the “real” world, Myra and Drew agreed to clean up the farm on which they lived in exchange for free rent. 
 
The Goodmans were shocked to discover that part of maintaining the farm was adhering to a strict chemical spray schedule to keep the raspberries free of pests.

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