National Wildlife Federation’s Conservation Champions program offers grants up to $15,000 for farmers and outreach partners to learn and develop creative outreach strategies that target new farmer audiences and increase the rate of soil health practice adoption in the Midwest. Conservation Champions are teams of innovative farmers and local outreach partners that want to see sustainable agriculture practices become mainstream. A Conservation Champion team should consist of at least one farmer champion and one outreach champion and come from teams from Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, or Wisconsin. Each team can request up to $15,000 to cover the costs of their outreach plan.
The deadline to apply is August 6, 2021.