Lakewinds Natural Foods is now accepting applications for the 2014 Organic Field Fund. Launched in 2012, the Organic Field Fund is a grant program that provides funding for farmers who are working in organic agriculture, whether through research and development, organic certification, transitioning farms from conventional to organic production, or creating new farms.
Lakewinds Organic Field Fund is open to new and established farmers working in our region, but preference will be given for farmers and farming organizations located in Minnesota, northern Iowa, and western Wisconsin. Applications are available now through Feb. 7, 2014. All applications are reviewed by a committee, and final grant recipients will be awarded funds in mid-March.
Application is available at www.lakewinds.coop/community/loff.