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Press Release: Organic Farming Research Foundation Seeds New Organic Crop Varieties and Farming Practices

OFRF invests $50,640 in four new grants to improve the success of organic farmers

For Immediate Release    

Contact Info:
Denise Ryan
External Relations Director
(831) 426-6606
denise@ofrf.org

Santa Cruz, CA (January 10, 2012)  Organic farmers in Oregon will be growing sweeter corn, while their counterparts in North Carolina will be testing new varieties of broccoli best suited for their farms, thanks to grants awarded by the Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) Board of Directors. Additional grants will fund projects designed to help organic growers increase their yields while decreasing nitrogen and impacts on surrounding waterways, and to prevent organic seed-producing crops from being contaminated by GMOs. The OFRF Board approved four grants totaling $50,640 to help grow the industry's organic knowledge.

The Future of Organic Farming

Photo of Rich Everett

"The economic viability of organic farming just keeps getting better and better."

- Rich Everett-

Everett Family Farm specializes in growing and selling high-quality organic produce, free-range pastured eggs, flowers, apples, and persimmons. Rich Everett started farming organically after 25 years with West Marine, Inc. in Santa Cruz, CA. His wife, Laura May Everett, grew up in the Napa Valley, where her family grew organic grapes for local wineries.

Wendy Isaacs supports OFRF

"I support OFRF because I believe in organic farmers."

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