2019 Scholarships

NC Rural Center Scholarships for 2019 :

This year, NC Rural Center’s Rural Food Business Assistance Project, is offering up to $300 per person to attend the 26th Annual Organic Growers School Spring Conference for anyone engaged in a rural small business related to food or farming who lives in certain counties in NC. You must also register with the NC Rural Center to qualify (click here for details). Scholarships cover the full conference, including pre-conference workshops, Saturday and Sunday classes, and half-day workshops. Scholarship does not cover lunch or kids program.

Other Scholarship Options:

  • Buncombe County Soil & Water Conversation Agency is offering scholarships for New & Beginning Farmers in Buncombe County (one registration per farm operation). These scholarships will be given on a first come first serve basis and will cover registration fees for all three days of the 26th Annual Spring Conference. Register here.
  • Jewish Farmer Network  is offering scholarships for the 26th Annual Organic Growers School Spring Conference! Apply now on their site.
  • Veterans Healing Farm has already chosen three veterans to attend the 26th Annual Organic Growers School Spring Conference. Please consider a donation to support them if you can.

Other Ways to Afford:

We try our best to keep our prices as affordable as possible. We are the lowest cost event of it’s kind in the Southeast. And please keep in mind that we are a 501c3 non-profit, so your dollars help fund the organic growing movement.

If you’re unable to afford the cost of attending the 26th Annual OGS Spring Conference, we offer a few ways to attend for free or reduced fees. In addition to the above scholarship options, you can sign up to volunteer with us (shifts are available before and during the conference), and we are working on providing additional scholarship options, so continue checking this page for updates.

If you’ve run out of all options, ask us and we may be able to sponsor you. You can contact our Conference Assistant at registration@organicgrowersschool.org .