Thursday, April 1, 2010

Organic Education and Outreach Grant

The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) is a non-profit organization that is recognized across the country for leadership in the area of organic agriculture.

OFRF's purpose... To foster the improvement and widespread adoption of organic farming systems

OFRF's mission...  To sponsor research related to organic farming; To disseminate research results to organic farmers and to growers interested in adopting organic production systems; and To educate the public and decision-makers about organic farming issues.

OFRF’s integrated strategy of grantmaking, policy, education and networking initiatives supports organic farmers’ immediate information needs while moving the public and policymakers toward greater investment in organic farming systems.

Presently, OFRF will fund the development of educational opportunities and materials that are:

1. Pertinent to organic agricultural production or marketing; and
2. Aimed at organic producers and/or those considering making the transition to organic certification.

OFRF will also accept proposals to fund activities that promote information sharing among organic agricultural researchers and organic farmers and ranchers.

Proposals are due May 17, 2010.

Besides funding grants, OFRF has a wealth of organic resources that beginning farmers interested in organic farming may want to tap into. 

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