Be a part of our next chapter
Forty years is a long time to do anything. It’s been an honor to bring people together to cultivate healthy, just, ecological farms and food systems since 1981. We thank you for being an integral part of this movement as we get ready to launch our 40th EcoFarm Conference this January.
The conference has been our baby for the past four decades. And if you’ve ever raised a baby, you know the only constant is change. Just when you think you have their eating or sleeping habits figured out, they throw a wrench in the works.
EcoFarm must also grow and evolve in order to continue to thrive. The next decade will be a time of transition for the organization. As EcoFarm’s new executive director, I am excited to strengthen our existing efforts and pave new and transformative paths.
Your financial support will help us leverage this pivotal moment. That’s why we’ve established an EcoFarm Transition Fund with a goal of raising $20,000 for 2020. Please click to donate and make a generous gift today.
Your support will help us expand impact beyond our annual conference through innovative advocacy initiatives, programs, and partnerships.
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.