March 9, 2015
The UNFI Foundation is proud to support the Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund again in 2015. In collaboration with Driscoll’s, the National Cooperative Grocers Association, and Clif Bar Family Foundation, the CCOF Foundation makes grants in three educational categories:
• Kindergarten - 8th Grade: grants awarded through California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom
• High School: grants for individuals to complete organic Supervised Agriculture Experience projects with Future Farmers of America (FFA)
• Vocational and Higher Education: grants for students to study organic agriculture
In January, the CCOF Foundation announced the high school FFA grant recipients. This innovative partnership gives FFA students access to funding for specifically organic projects. Students will pursue projects such as raising organic laying hens and producing organic maple syrup, organic pork and organic produce.
Click here for a full list of the 2014 FFA recipients.
FOFGF recipient, Carlos Cervantes, with CCOF Board Member, Vernon Peterson