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.


The 2018 Student Scholarship Application

will be published January 15, 2018 and closes on March 30. It can be found on the Rochester Area Foundation website

( starting on January 15.

Recipients will be announced on June 1, 2018

To provide a tax deductible donation to the scholarship, download the

Donation Form 10:17 w:txt.pdf

and mail it per the instructions.

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

Your contribution is tax deductible.