Next Generation Story

The Niman Ranch Next Generation Foundation Scholarship started in 2006 with just one scholarship. Over the past 11 years, we have dispersed almost $500,000 to the children of our farmers and ranchers who are committed to furthering their education to continue rural enhancement.

As the scholarship has grown in size and importance to our chef and culinary community, we founded the Next Generation Foundation to bring this message beyond our business community and to those who care about how our food is produced.

We are proud to work with many different companies and individuals who help fund the scholarships in order to support the next generation of farmers. These students use to funds to help defray the costs of getting a higher education and give traditional farming and ranches practices the prominence it deserves.

In an effort to help more farm families, we’ve formed a 501 (c) 3 non-profit to help keep rural economies thriving by supporting the next generation of farmers.