California

Líderes Campesinas

For decades, the hard work of campesinas (farmworker women) has built and fed California. Líderes Campesinas is a growing movement where we come together to advocate for and win what our communities need.

We specialize in:

  • Resources for Farmworkers / Migrant Workers

We can also help you with:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Resources for Women Farmers

We work in these areas:

  • California

Alianza Nacional de Campesinas

Our mission is to unify the struggle to promote women farmworker’s leadership in a national movement to create broader visibility and advocate for changes that ensure their human rights.

We specialize in:

  • Resources for Farmworkers / Migrant Workers

We can also help you with:

  • Resources for BIPOC Farmers
  • Resources for Women Farmers

We work in these areas:

  • California
  • National

Ujamaa Farmer Collective

Empowering the next generation of BIPOC farmers through land tenure and equitable access to resources

We specialize in:

  • Resources for BIPOC Farmers

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • California

Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation

While the Napa Valley is known for world-class wines, it is simultaneously making another name for itself – as a leader in educating and providing progressive programs to farmworkers and their families. The Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation provides a variety of programs annually that focus on developing skills in adult literacy, vineyard operations & safety, leadership & management, mentorship, and family life.

We specialize in:

  • Resources for Farmworkers / Migrant Workers

We can also help you with:

  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Research, Technical Assistance, & Education

We work in these areas:

  • California

North Coast Growers’ Association

North Coast Growers’ Association supports Humboldt County’s farmers and artisan producers in building a robust and resilient local food system. We envision a strong, successful, growing community of diversified farms supporting broad based consumption of local foods and products. Our organization is stable and resilient, our members are thriving, and our customers are knowledgeable about the value of local food and small farms. We actively engage a more culturally and economically diverse customer base and foster responsible stewardship of our agricultural resources. We ensure that local market opportunities match the needs of our members and community. Our local food system is financially sustainable, money invested within direct and wholesale opportunities is balanced with the impacts to our members, and NCGA income supports the diversification of markets and product offerings of our members. NCGA Agricultural Programs are a new sector of NCGA, designed to address the most critical needs in our regional farming community in Humboldt County, CA. In collaboration with many regional partners, our programs work to provide local farmers with resources to help with their business and growing practices, connect to local and national agricultural resources, and provide workshops and peer-to-peer learning opportunities on topics that will benefit our local farmers and food system.

We specialize in:

  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Financial & Business Planning
  • Research, Technical Assistance, & Education

We can also help you with:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Crisis Assistance
  • Disaster Relief/Resilience
  • Farm Land Access & Succession Planning
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets
  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers
  • Resources for BIPOC Farmers
  • Resources for LGBTQIA Farmers
  • Resources for Tribal Farmers & Ranchers
  • Resources for Women Farmers

We work in these areas:

  • California

California Association of Resource Conservation Districts

Whether responding to crises or planning for a sustainable future, Resource Conservation Districts (RCDs) work hand-in-hand with their neighbors and partners to deliver innovative conservation solutions that meet those challenges head on. The California Association of Resource Conservation Districts (CARCD) is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to serving as a strong advocate, technical resource, and partner to the state’s 96 RCDs so that they can be Relevant, Excellent, and Visible ‘go-to’ hubs for conservation in their communities. We build the network and local impact of RCDs in California, strengthening locally-led conservation and stewardship of natural and agricultural resources. Find your local RCD.

We specialize in:

  • Conservation Programs

We can also help you with:

  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Research, Technical Assistance, & Education

We work in these areas:

  • California

Center for Land-Based Learning

Our Mission is to inspire, educate, and cultivate future generations of farmers, agricultural leaders and natural resource stewards. Includes a beginning farmer program and farm business incubator program.

We specialize in:

  • Research, Technical Assistance, & Education
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • California

Mandela Partners

Mandela Partners drives equitable, people-centered, community development strategies in the Oakland area. We do this by braiding together several strands of work: Supporting the launch and growth of local food enterprises. Increasing access to healthy food. Building skills and capacity of local BIPOC entrepreneurs. Strengthening income generation among small sustainable farmers. Facilitating access to community capital.

We specialize in:

  • Financial & Business Planning
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers

We can also help you with:

  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets

We work in these areas:

  • California

Ecological Agriculture Training Cultural Center and Farm

The EAT! Cultural Center is Southern California’s Field to Face school and is a partnership between the City of Norco and Five Keys Schools and Programs. Our approach has always been wisdom-based, scientifically-informed and hands-on. We believe the future of Southern California Agriculture is small in scale, not in impact. To ensure the success of small farms, we focus on the 7 Tenets of Small Farm Management Systems and teach the mastery of 9 Core agricultural knowledge areas.

We specialize in:

  • Farm Land Access & Succession Planning
  • Financial & Business Planning
  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support
  • Research, Technical Assistance, & Education
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers
  • Resources for BIPOC Farmers
  • Resources for Farmers with Disabilities
  • Resources for LGBTQIA Farmers
  • Resources for Tribal Farmers & Ranchers
  • Resources for Veteran Farmers
  • Resources for Women Farmers

We can also help you with:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Conservation Programs
  • Crisis Assistance
  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Disaster Relief/Resilience
  • Farm Energy Options
  • Farm Stress
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets

We work in these areas:

  • California

California Coastal Rural Development Corporation

California Coastal Rural Development Corporation is dedicated to providing financing to small farmers and businesses throughout California who lack access to capital and technical assistance. Their mission is to assist these enterprises to grow, thrive and prosper enabling the overall economic development to our underserved communities. Assists in preparation for SBA loans and participate in FSA guaranteed loan programs as well as direct loan packages.

We specialize in:

  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers

We can also help you with:

  • Financial & Business Planning

We work in these areas:

  • California