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Scholarship Program

Check back this fall for scholarship information to attend EcoFarm Conference 2023

EcoFarm is committed to fostering inclusive leadership in our movement towards a just and sustainable food system. (BIPOC and LGBTQAI++ strongly encouraged to apply). If you identify with these or other diverse communities, we encourage you to apply for financial assistance through our scholarship program.
 

Vuelva a consultar este otoño para obtener información sobre becas para asistir a la Conferencia EcoFarm 2023

EcoFarm se compromete a fomentar el liderazgo inclusivo en nuestro movimiento hacia un sistema alimentario justo y sostenible. Entusiasmadamente animamos a (BIPOC y LGBTQAI++ a que sometan sus solicitudes). Si usted se identifica con estas u otras comunidades diversas, le animamos a que someta su solicitud para ayuda financiera por medio de nuestro programa de becas.
 

Donate to the EcoFarm Scholarship Fund

Every year, the number of deserving applicants far exceeds the amount of scholarships we can provide. Please support the EcoFarm Scholarship Fund to support the next generation of EcoFarmers in attending the conference!
 
 

Scholarship Story

By Kimberly Licurse, Scholarship Awardee 2021
Organic Farmer & Permaculture Designer
Liberty Farms, Ghent, NY
"This was my first year attending the EcoFarm Conference and I’m very grateful for the opportunity to attend. Personally, a high point of the conference was the workshop on Indigenous Perspectives. There is a violent, misrepresented history of exploitation and injustice in the United States, that lives at the very heart of our institutions. Calling these injustices out by name and exploring reciprocal pathways forward is foundational for deconstructing and rebuilding our food system. I thank the women of the Indigenous Perspective workshop for sharing their wisdom and experiences. With permission, I’d like to pass on their stories of resilience and unwavering commitment to intuitive traditions. This is where we start to build a better future of food."
 

Scholarship Story

By Shira Dedman, Scholarship Awardee 2021
Mediator/Food Justice Advocate, Storyteller, Educator
Lancaster, CA
"While I gained knowledge from the speakers and panelists of the 2021 EcoFarm Conference, I was amazed about how much I learned from the participants. I'm still getting acclimated to virtual events, and wasn't sure how much I would get out of the conference without an in-person experience (since this is how I best learn). But it was a good experience being able to communicate with other participants via the chat (who were often very knowledgeable about the subject in their own right), and also to pose questions as they came up-- instead of having to wait for the post presentation Q&A designated time. For instance, I found this to be especially true in "Reconnecting Markets & Finding New Ways to Feed Communities During COVID-19." This was one of my favorite, learning-dense sessions. Additionally, my other favorite, learning-dense session was the Discussion Group: Organic and Regenerative Ranchers and Processors."
 

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Thank you to our EcoFarm 2022 sponsors!