Lundberg family farms has just launched “Raising Organic Family Farms.”
Raising Organic Family Farms will provide up to $50,000 in grants and scholarships in 2011 for beginning or transitioning organic farmers – from college students interested in sustainable agriculture programs to beginning farmers in need of seed money.
Beginning August 8, 2011, apply or nominate a student or an aspiring commercial organic farmer at http://www.raisingorganicfamilyfarms.com. Entrants submit a 500-word essay – along with optional photos and/or video content – 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
The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2011.
A judging panel consisting of sustainable agriculture influencers will choose recipents in each category. Judges will determine the amount to be awarded for each winner based on need. Up to $50,000 total in grants and scholarships will be