The GMO Education Initiative (formerly the National Education Initiative) was built by USDF to create and support new and affordable programs to engage members. Here are five fast facts about this program.
GMO Education Initiative Events are USDF University accredited, and USDF members who attend automatically earn education credits.
Group Members Organizations (GMOs) who host GMO Education Initiative programs are eligible to apply for a USDF GMO Education Initiative Grant (formerly the National Education Initiative Grant) of up to $1000 to ease the financial burden of hosting events.
USDF membership – of any type – is required to participate as a rider in an GMO Education Initiative event, but non-members can audit or participate in unmounted events.
Clinics/Symposiums, Ride-A-Test Clinics, Camps, and unmounted events can qualify as GMO Education Initiative Events.
GMO Education Initiative Event and Grant Applications must be submitted a minimum of 60 days before the event for approval by the USDF.
If your GMO is interested in hosting a GMO Education Initiative Event, visit https://www.usdf.org/education/gmoei.asp