Published May 4, 2011

Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) Grants Available. Apply Today! Deadline May 16.

By Ann Seuferer

OFRF Grant Recipient and PFI member Dan Specht, McGregor, IA

OFRF has long and proud giving history, awarding $2.7 million throughout the past 20 years. Previous grant recipients include PFI members Ron Rosmann,Harlan; Dan Specht, McGregor; and Don Adams, Madrid, among others.

OFRF grants foster research into cutting-edge organic practices and topics. They empower farmers to conduct their own research into issues of greatest concern to them.

OFRF awards grants through a competitive process and proposals are considered twice a year. Upcoming deadlines are May 16 and November 15, 2011.

Details on applying are available on the OFRF website at If you are thinking of applying, you may contact Grants Program Director Jane Sooby at 831.426.6606 or by email at