Group funds fellowships to attend EcoFarm Conference

12/13/2012 05:03:00 PM
Vicky Boyd

EcoFarm logoThe Soquel, Calif.-based Ecological Farming Association is offering eight fellowships to beginning farmers in San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Monterey and San Benito counties to attend the 33rd annual EcoFarm Conference, Jan. 23-26, in Pacific Grove, Calif.

Each fellowship includes complimentary registration, lodging and meals for the four-day conference.

The fellowships are part of a larger $665,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant awarded to the association, as well as the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, the Community Alliance for Family Farmers and the California Certified Organic Farmers.

The funds are for a project titled, "Building a Foundation for New Farmers: Training, Resources and Networks."

For more information about how to apply for the fellowships, contact the Ecological Farming Association at or (831) 763-2111.

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