Fwd: FW: Heads Up: OFRF Releases Priorities for 2018 Grant Applications

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From: Rhodes, Jenna D <JennaRhodes@uams.edu>
Date: Mon, Aug 28, 2017 at 10:53 AM
Subject: FW: Heads Up: OFRF Releases Priorities for 2018 Grant Applications
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See email below regarding the release of the grant application from the Organic Farming Research Foundation.

 

From: Arkansas Sustainable Agriculture Working Group [mailto:ARSAWG@LISTSERV.UARK.EDU] On Behalf Of Heather Friedrich
Sent: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 10:31 AM
To: ARSAWG@LISTSERV.UARK.EDU
Subject: FW: Heads Up: OFRF Releases Priorities for 2018 Grant Applications

 

FYI – A heads up on OFRF’s grant program. Priories are listed below with a full RFA being released in Sept.

 

Thanks,

Heather

 

From: Dr. Diana Jerkins, Research Director [mailto:info@ofrf.org]
Sent: Monday, August 21, 2017 10:04 AM
To: Curt R. Rom <crom@uark.edu>
Subject: Heads Up: OFRF Releases Priorities for 2018 Grant Applications

 

Heads Up: OFRF Releases Priorities for Next Grant Cycle

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Press Release

 

Contact:
Diana Jerkins, OFRF Research Director
(831) 426-6606 

 

Today, the Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) is excited to release the priority areas for our next grant cycle. We strongly encourage all farmers and ranchers, graduate students, early career researchers, veterans, and Extension personnel to consider applying for funding. The request for proposals and application instructions will be available on OFRF's website at ofrf.org on September 12, 2017.

We selected our priority areas for the upcoming request for proposals based on direct feedback from farmers and ranchers across the U.S. These priorities reflect the top areas where investment in research will make a real difference in helping organic farmers and ranchers be successful. 

Research priorities include:

  1. Soil health. Topics of particular interest include nutrient balancing, crop rotations, and fertility management focused on reducing environmental impacts.
  2. Innovative weed control. Topics of particular interest include weed control related to climate change and changing weather patterns.
  3. Management of emerging insect and disease issues.
  4. Livestock health. Topics of particular interest include livestock and crop integration and best practices for grass based livestock production. 

Please refer to the 2016 National Organic Research Agenda for more information on these topics.

Sponsorships for OFRF's 2018 grant program are currently available. Your support will help bring more farmers and acreage into organic production. To learn more about how you can get involved, please contact liz@ofrf.org.


Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) is a non-profit foundation that works to foster the improvement and widespread adoption of organic farming systems. OFRF cultivates organic research, education, and federal policies that bring more farmers and acreage into organic production.

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