The mission 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.

Access the Rochester Area Foundation here

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.


Announcing the 2017 Student Scholarship. 

Click link below to download the announcement

2017 Scholarship Application-Students.pdf

Applications are due April 15, 2017

Recipients will be announced on June 1, 2017

More details on this page

To provide a tax deductible donation to the scholarship, download the Donation form.pdf and mail it per the instructions.

Thank you for your contributions and help in building this perpetual endowment.

Your contribution is tax deductible.