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Sustain Future Harvest CASA

Make a donation to sustain our work providing education, networking, and advocacy to help build a sustainable Chesapeake foodshed. Food businesses, agencies, nonprofits and others have a variety of opportunities to sponsor Future Harvest CASA programs. These sponsorships are perfect for reaching farmers and food lovers with your information. And they show your support for farmers who protect our land and water and serve our communities. Sponsor our work: 

Give to Future Harvest | Sponsor the Field School

Sponsor the Conference | Become a Member

To learn more about becoming a sponsor, contact Executive Director Dena Leibman at

Support the Tipper-Gurley Fund for New Farmers

The odds against new farmer success are daunting. High land prices, competition from cheap, mass produced imported food, labor shortages, and just plain hard work for often small profit are steep challenges for the new farmer.

The good news! Never before has our region experienced such an explosion of interest in farming – from both young people and second careerists. Due to lack of capacity, Future Harvest CASA’s Beginner Farmer Training Program (BFTP) has turned away dozens of applicants this year, finally accepting about 75 trainees for our 2018 class – up from just 13 trainees in 2015.

Named after Future Harvest’s training program’s founders Cathy Tipper and Jack and Becky Gurley, the Fund will provide high quality educators for our training program, scholarships for training opportunities, and needs-based mini-grants to help cover startup costs for new farmers.

  • $5,000 Sponsors a full-time trainee for one year
  • $2,500 Provides a field program for New Farmers
  • $1,000 Awards three full Conference scholarships for New Farmers
  • $750 Donates a consultant to strengthen a young farm
  • $500 Sponsors a trainee to attend Field Programs for one year
  • $50-250 Supply materials for a hands-on Field Day


Support the Tipper-Gurley Fund for New Farmers to help beginning farmers achieve commercial success.


Or you can send a check to 1114 Shawan Road, Suite 1, Cockeysville, MD 21030 noting Tipper-Gurley Fund in the check memo line.
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