About OFRF

  • Research
    OFRF grants have lasting impacts on organic farming knowledge and the lives of farmers and researchers. OFRF regularly surveys organic farmers about their experiences, challenges and information needs, and uses their feedback to define research funding priorities. One unique facet of OFRF grant projects is close collaboration between farmers and researchers. Overall, OFRF grant funding has advanced scientific knowledge and improved the practices, ecological sustainability, and economic prosperity of organic farming. While modest in size, OFRF grants have played a crucial role in advancing the careers of young scientists, enabling them to leverage significant additional funding from state and federal agencies. Many of our researchers have subsequently

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  • Community
    OFRF strives to build a deep connection between organic farmers and their supporters. We work to unite people from all aspects of the organic world by building a strong base of grassroots advocates and growing our direct advocacy in Washington D.C. through Organic Advocacy Training Sessions (OATS). OFRF is expanding the awareness of healthy organic food connecting with a healthier country through a deeper and broader base of supporters. Join the organic community today by signing up for OFRF e-news.

  • Policy
    Our policy initiatives consist of four areas of priority: Secure a substantial increase in government support for organic agriculture. Ensure that land grant universities have an organic research and extension program and workplans developed with the participation of organic farmers. Cultivate state and federal policies that help to assure the economic viability of organic family farmers. Support organic farmers' rights to grow and sell their products without the threat of pesticide and GMO contamination.

  • Education
    OFRF seeks to share new insights into organic farming systems with all farmers who use or want to adopt organic practices. The results of research projects funded by OFRF generate information useful to farmers who are working to develop and improve integrated, systems-level organic management practices. Every OFRF-funded project is required to have an outreach component that disseminates the results to the grower and research communities. These often include field days, farm tours, grower conference presentations and publication in grower newsletters.