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Organic Valley: Farmers Advocating for Organic Program

Deadline: September 15, 2021

Farmers Advocating for Organic (FAFO) is a grant program funded entirely by annual, voluntary contributions from Organic Valley farmers. It is the largest farmer-funded grant program in the U.S. and one of the few focused solely on organic. Grants are awarded to research, education, and advocacy projects that advance FAFO’s mission: to protect and promote the organic industry and the livelihood of organic farmers. Within this context, Within this context, FAFO puts an emphasis on:

  • Projects that benefit family farmers who produce organic dairy, eggs, meat, produce, and grain/forage
  • Projects that focus on organic soil health and biology

Amount: Grants range between $5,000-$50,000 and average $20,000.

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations and academic/research institutions.

Link: https://www.organicvalley.coop/power-of-we/farmers-advocating-organics/

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