Future Farmer Natalie’s Story

It was the educational aspect of WWOOF that first inspired Future Farmer grant recipient Natalie to give farming a try.
 
“I had a really specific skill I wanted to learn and only had a week available – so it worked perfectly to go WWOOFing to do that.”
 
While an education in farming drew her in, it was the community of people she met along the way that got her hooked on sustainable agriculture. The farming experiences she gathered while WWOOFing in Massachusetts and Hawaii solidified her own dream of having a farm.
 
“I am working towards having my own farm, even more so after WWOOFing. Getting into the farming community is unlike any industry I’ve had any experience with – people are open and supportive, the exchanging of ideas with people … I want to continue to be a part of that environment.”

The WWOOF-USA Future Farmers Grant awards grants to individuals like Natalie who are committed to going into farming as a career. With the average age of a US farmer nearing 60, WWOOF is working to bridge that generational gap and inspire the next generation of farmers. We’re asking for your help so we can provide even more Future Farmer Grants in 2023.

Your donation will directly fund the 2023 Future Farmer Program. Every donation WWOOF receives makes a difference and provides more life-changing opportunities for Future Farmers.

Will you support the Future Farmer Grant Program?

Hosting 101 Webinar on March 19th

Hosting 101 Webinar on March 19th

If you are currently farming, gardening, homesteading, or running an environmental or sustainability project, and you are interested in the WWOOF program, this is the webinar for you! Join us for an upcoming Hosting 101 Webinar: 🌱 Tuesday, March 19 at 2pm PT/5pm...

‘What is WWOOF?’ Webinar on March 21

‘What is WWOOF?’ Webinar on March 21

Thinking of WWOOFing? Not sure quite where to start or how to find the right farm for you? We're here to help! 😎 You’re invited to join us to learn all about the ins and outs of WWOOFing and everything you need to know to get started. Leave the webinar ready to...

Future Farmer Program

Future Farmer Program

WWOOF is committed to assisting the next generation of farmers to get a head start through educational farming experiences and to increasing the diversity of farm operators in the USA. For 2024, forty financial awards are available to WWOOFers committed to...

Congratulations Photo Contest Winners!

Congratulations Photo Contest Winners!

We would like to extend a big shoutout to everyone who participated in the 2023 WWOOF Photo Contest! 📸 We received the highest number of submissions ever and we thank everyone who shared their photos and journey with us. 🥇 Drumroll, please . . . Congrats to our top...