Beginning Farmer & Rancher Scholarship
To qualify for the scholarship the applicant must:
• Be actively farming on land the applicant owns or leases in NC or SC.
• Have been farming for five years or less.
• Applicants should not be a previous SAC scholarship recipient.
Applications are due by August 21, 2014
Sustainable Agriculture Conference is an unparalleled opportunity for beginning farmers to learn how to be successful in their sustainable farming enterprises. Special programming for beginning farmers includes: finding land, farm business finances, access to community-based capital, using body mechanics and tools to stay healthy longer, and season extension techniques. Other conference workshops cover cutting edge issues in sustainable agriculture, including organic weed control, soil fertility, pasture-based livestock, food safety and processing, and direct marketing. All of it is essential information for new farms to thrive.
Scholarships are funded by contributions to the William W. Dow Scholarship Fund. Contributions to send a beginning farmer to CFSA’s conference are gratefully accepted and can be submitted through