Current agricutural and forestry practices
are not sustainable.
The scholarship seeks to fund students who want to learn about and conduct research into sustainable practices, educate others and
advocate for change.
of the Sustainable Agriculture & Forestry Scholarship Fund is to provide financial aid to individuals committed to sustainability in the fields of agriculture and forestry.
The Rochester Area Foundation (RAF) is the home of The Fund. RAF is a non profit Minnesota corporation exempt from taxation under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3).
This means all contributions to the Fund are tax deductible AND 100% of your contributions goes to build the endowment.
The Founding Contributors are Deirdre Flesche and Dag Knudsen of rural Lake City, Minnesota, and Rollin Geppert who grew up on a farm in the Lake City area.
This website is created and maintained by Dag Knudsen.
Please let him know if there are problems on the site, or with inquiries about the Scholarship program.
He can be reached at dag(at)dagknudsen.com Yes, change (at) to @
To provide a tax deductible donation to the scholarship
and mail it per the instructions.
Thank you for your contributions and help
in building this perpetual endowment.
Your contribution is tax deductible and all of it goes
to build the Endowment. Fund expenses are covered by others.
The 2022 Student Scholarship Application
will be published January 15, 2022 and closes on March 30.
Details can be found on the
It can be found on the
starting on January 15, 2022
Recipients will be announced
on June 1, 2022
The 2021 Scholarship recipient is introduced
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