Thursday, June 19, 2008

Grant of the Week: Organic Farming Education and Outreach Grants

" The Organic Farming Research Foundation grants program is open to all applicants residing in Canada, Mexico and the United States. OFRF particularly encourages farmers, ranchers, researchers, and extension personnel to consider applying for funding" (

Upcoming proposal deadlines: July 15, 2008 and November 15, 2008.

"OFRF will consider proposals to:
Develop Media
* Develop or update instructional media for organic production systems;
* Develop educational media on specific organic production or marketing challenges;
* Develop and publish educational production or marketing media for farmers interested in transitioning to organic production systems;
* Conduct surveys on organic production or marketing-related topics (gather and analyze existing information contrasted to generating new information)

Conduct Interactive Outreach
* Conduct participatory training in some aspect of organic production;
* Organize farmer-to-farmer mentoring, support groups, or programs;
* Support cooperative extension workshops or meetings on organic topics;
* Support a conference that specifically emphasizes organic-related issues;
* Provide training in organic agriculture for professional information providers (e.g. extension personnel, crop advisers);
* Develop training sessions and tools for organic inspectors. "

For complete details and application information visit:

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