FarmOn! Foundation

FarmOn! Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, is working to fill the succession gap on family farms in rural America.  Rapid changes in rural economies have transformed the agricultural sector.  Increasingly, independent and family-run farms are being left with nobody to run them, as young people continue to migrate to urban centers in larger and larger numbers.  FarmOn! wants to be part of the solution.  We create and fund educational programs to provide the next generation of farmers with the skills and experience necessary to ensure that they can continue to feed us sustainably, ethically, and profitably.

 

We believe that, by nurturing and inspiring the entrepreneurial spirit of young people, we have the potential to revive rural economies nationwide.  It is our goal to provide a replicable model for conscious food production and distribution that we can then export to communities around the country.

We are a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and public charity.

Tax Identification number: 46-1999952

Read about FarmOn! Foundation on Charity Navigator and GuideStar, a nationwide source of information on nonprofit organizations.

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Our Mission

Inspiring, educating and preparing youth for successful careers in sustainable farming.

Our Vision

A world where a career in sustainable agriculture is valued and profitable.

We absolutely love your determination, ethos, and the great work that you do

Thank you so much for being a part of Good Food Jobs. We absolutely love your determination, ethos, and the great work that you do, and we are so honored to be able to highlight it.

Dorothy Neagle

Wonderful Work

Thank you for all of the wonderful work that you do and the effort that you put in. We need more people and foundations like you, doing incredible and impactful work. I greatly look forward to all the endeavors we can work together on in 2017.

Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos

Your Hard Work

Thank you for all of your hard work.

Chuck Shank

Inspiration!

You are an inspiration!! We are talking about farm to table and making different food choices based on our visit to your farm!

Margaret Spillett - Director of Communications/ SUNY

A Wonderful Project

It was a pleasure meeting you, and seeing the farm. You have a wonderful project on your hands, and a fantastic team behind you; it was great to see so many people engage with agriculture and producers in such a meaningful way. I'm glad we were able to lend a hand setting up, I hope your event went smoothly.

Brittany Martin and David Gardiner

Thank you all...

Thank you all... for all you do, from all us Skoda's to all of you !!!!!! kiss kiss hug hug

Richard Skoda - Triple Creek Dairy

EXECUTIVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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TESSA EDICK
Founder & Board Chair

FarmOn! Foundation Founder, Food Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Author

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JOYCE VARVATOS
President

Graduate of Cornell University School of Agriculture and Partner of joycevarvatos.com - Art Advisor

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KIPP EDICK
Secretary

Graduate of Columbia University, Graduate of Yale University School of Architecture, Architect Adjaye Associates, FarmOn! Empire Farm Architect

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MATTHEW KELLEHER
Board Member

Graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Head of Platforms Value Consulting, DoubleClick & Google Analytics 360

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ADVISORY BOARD

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ALICE WATERS
Advisor

American chef, restaurateur, activist, author and owner of Chez Panisse, a Berkeley, California restaurant famous for its organic, locally grown ingredients and for pioneering California cuisine and the Edible Schoolyard Project

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STACEY HENGSTERMAN
Board Member

Associate Vice Chancellor for SUNY Relations and Chief of Staff

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ZAKARY PELACCIO
Advisor

James Beard Award Winning Chef & Author, Restauranteur, Visit Fish & Game Hudson, NY

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LYNN SHAFRAN
Board Member

Attorney, Philanthropist

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ELIZABETH BLAU
Advisor

Founder/CEO Blau + Associates, widely credited with transforming Las Vegas into a world-class culinary destination, graduate of Cornell University School of Hotel Management

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ERIC WILLIAMS
Advisor

NBA 12 year Professional Athlete, Boston Celtics

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