Be a part of our next chapter
EcoFarm is doing its part to ameliorate the crisis for our community during the Covid-19 pandemic.
We’ve been working with national partners to get the USDA to allocate the $9.5 billion that Congress approved into the pockets of small farmers.
We’ve teamed up with sister orgs to host virtual educational events and launched a Farmer to Farmer Conversation Series to connect farmers and facilitate mutual aid during this difficult time. And with the help of community members, we’ll be sharing stories from women farmers and farmers of color and how they are confronting the challenges of this pandemic.
We are also doing a lot of planning and internal development with a long-awaited reinvention of the EcoFarm Conference planning process to be more inclusive, efficient, and strategic.
Last but not least, we’re educating ourselves and strategizing on how EcoFarm can strengthen our analysis and hone our actions towards becoming a force for racial equity and social justice.
Your support will help us expand impact beyond our annual conference through innovative advocacy initiatives, programs, and partnerships to advance healthy, sustainable food systems.
We deeply appreciate your continued friendship and support!
Foster the next generation of EcoFarmers
"The EcoFarm Conference helped me so much to get answers I needed at a critical time (post-fire), as well as inspiration, community, and confidence." - EcoFarm 2018 scholarship recipient
Over the last 6 years alone, EcoFarm has awarded 887 scholarships to beginning farmers, ranchers, apprentices, students and educators totaling over $145,000 in scholarship donations! We extend our gratitude and hope that we can count on your continued generosity, as we invite applications for our 2020 scholarship program.
The number of deserving applicants always far exceeds the amount of financial assistance that we can provide. Please support the EcoFarm Scholarship Fund and help us reach our goal of raising $35,000 to bring more next generation EcoFarmers to the conference!
About the EcoFarm Scholarship Fund
We are striving to make EcoFarm more accessible and inclusive by extending financial assistance to attend the conference. In order to best address award recipients’ needs, we’re offering several scholarship opportunities. Awards range from full scholarships to day passes and typically include meals. In 2018, in response to unprecedented losses for farmers, ranchers and vintners due to fire, the EcoFarm Relief Scholarship was established.
Awards are determined by the EcoFarm Scholarship Committee, based on demonstrated commitment to ecological agriculture and community engagement. We prioritize applicants who are actively farming or ranching, are of low-income and belong to ethnic, racial and sexual identity groups that have traditionally been underrepresented at EcoFarm.
THANK YOU to the 2020 EcoFarm Scholarship Committee:
Karen Adler, James Nakahara, Javier Zamora, Joyce Rice
There are many ways to support EcoFarm.
EcoFarm is you, EcoFarm is me.
It takes a community to help us fulfill our mission: To nurture safe, healthy, just, and ecologically sustainable farms, food systems, and communities by bringing people together for education, alliance building, advocacy, and celebration.
The Ecological Farming Association is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, tax-exempt organization, tax id# 68-000-3547, and your charitable donation is tax deductible.