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Mission Statement

The Foram Group Charitable Foundation is dedicated to finding, encouraging, and providing financial or technical support to individuals and organizations that are experimenting with “controlled environment” farming methods such as aquaponics and vertical farming.


In pursuant of our goal to create an economically viable "controlled farming” system, Foram is investing in small farmers with big ideas who have the potential to change the game of food production.


Georgia Southern University

 Foram Group Charitable Foundation is working in partnership with Georgia Southern University to deliver the next generation in food production to the mass market. With Foram Group Charitable Foundation’s financial support and Georgia Southern's faculty and facilities; a state of the art solar powered aquaponics system will be built on the university campus. The Foram Sustainable Aquaculture Center will allow research to be conducted by faculty and students in an interdisciplinary course for the advancement of sustainable aquaculture.

In the Press

Read more about the impact The Foram Foundation is making with The Foram Sustainable Aquaculture Center .


Our Team

Loretta Cockrum


 Loretta H. Cockrum founded Foram Group in 1978 as a farm and ranch management company. After 33 years of success in agricultural and commercial real estate management and development, Loretta turned her focus toward funding new and innovative methods of food production. In 2011, the Foram Group Charitable Foundation was founded by Ms. Cockrum with the sole mission of finding and fostering individuals and organizations involved in "controlled farming.”

Travis Stringer


Travis Stringer began work as a financial analyst in the Los Angeles US headquarters for Westfield, an international developer, owner, and manager of high-end shopping malls. In November of 2014, He joined Foram Group, Inc. as a principal and president

William Urban

Director & Secretary

Mr. Urban has lead a distinguished career in public accounting, including several years as head of the audit department of a national publicly traded accounting firm. He has 33 years of experience in the real estate, wholesale/retail, transportation, education, banking, and nonprofit industries. Mr. Urban's familiarity with the governance and reporting practices of both for-profit and nonprofit organizations is invaluable to the Foundation.

Christopher Senneff

Director and IT/R&D

Mr. Senneff has a keen interest in the mission of the Foundation Coupled with his knowledge of technology, his interest in the development of techniques and devices that deal with a sustainable future will rapidly advance the research and development efforts of the Foundation.

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