Thursday, August 18, 2011

Organic Grant

If you’re an aspiring organic farmer or sustainable agriculture student seeking a little extra help, then tell Raising Organic Family Farms what you need to be successful. You could receive a scholarship, grant or mentoring support and ensure a bountiful harvest for years to come.

Raising Organic Family Farms is a multi-year initiative designed to inspire a new generation of organic family farmers and provide financial, education and mentoring support to aspiring organic farmers.

Lundberg Family Farms® has launched a new initiative that will award up to $50,000 total in grants and scholarships. Aspiring commercial organic family farmers can submit a 500-word essay in one of three categories:

+ Seed money for equipment, supplies or repairs

+ Education funding towards schooling or conference registration

+ Mentorship with experts in business planning, marketing, retail, livestock management or crop planning.

To start the application click here.  The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2011.

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