The Organic Center Announces $500,000 in Funding to Advance Organic Dairy
Washington, D.C. (December 22, 2023) – The Organic Center today announced $500,000 in new grant funding to support organic dairy farmers. The investment, from Horizon Organic, will be administered by The Organic Center to fund projects that meaningfully address the systemic challenges that organic dairies face. The grants will be awarded through a combination of prizes to organic agriculture training professionals and organic research projects.
“This substantial and much-needed investment from Horizon Organic is an incredible opportunity to enable the future of organic dairy,” says Tom Chapman, Executive Director of The Organic Center. “Organic dairy farmers have faced unprecedented challenges in recent years. The Center is thrilled to receive funding to support organic dairy farmers by investing in the economic resilience of organic dairy, supporting activities that bring more organic dairy to more consumers, and empowering research on soil health to improve sustainability and farm profitability.”
The Organic Center will administer a request for grant applications in 2023. Recipients can include individual farms, groups representing farmers, non-profit organizations, academic institutions and universities, groups that provide agricultural technical assistance, or groups that train and educate farmers on emerging agricultural topics.
The Organic Center's mission is to convene credible, evidence-based science on the health and environmental impacts of organic food and farming and to communicate the findings to the public. The Center is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) research and education organization operating under the administrative auspices of the Organic Trade Association.