California

Farm Credit Services Southwest

Farm Credit Services Southwest has been lending to Southwest Farmers and Ranchers for more than 97 years.

We specialize in:

  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • Arizona
  • California

California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation

CRLAF provides community outreach and education, public policy advocacy, litigation support, and technical and legal assistance for California’s rural poor. We target our work in the areas of agricultural workers? health, civil rights, education, labor & employment, immigration & citizenship, pesticides & worker safety, rural housing and sustainable communities.

We specialize in:

  • Legal Help & Mediation Services
  • Resources for Hispanic/Latinx Farmers/Farmworkers

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We work in these areas:

  • California

California Aquaculture Association

The California Aquaculture Association promotes commercial production of plants and animals in aquatic systems to satisfy the needs of consumers for wholesome products that are produced by sustainable means conserving California’s land and water resources.

We specialize in:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Industrial Ag Issues
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers
  • Resources for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers
  • Resources for Tribal Farmers & Ranchers

We can also help you with:

  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Farm Energy Options
  • Financial Counseling & Business Planning
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Legal Help & Mediation Services
  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support

We work in these areas:

  • California

California Agricultural Mediation Program

Our program provides FREE mediation to producers and service providers on covered topics, which are: debt/credit issues, succession planning, leases, neighbor disputes, organic certification, grazing on National Forest lands, USDA loan and program issues as well as any topic the Secretary of Agriculture deems appropriate. What is mediation? Mediation means a trained professional who is not involved personally in a situation helps the parties make a plan for whatever challenge is on the table. The process is confidential and while the professional can support the conversation, the results are always up to the parties.

We specialize in:

  • Legal Help & Mediation Services

We can also help you with:

  • Financial Counseling & Business Planning

We work in these areas:

  • California

Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association

ALBA works with farmers and agricultural workers from the Central Coast of California to advance the economic viability, social equity and ecological land management among limited resource and aspiring farmers. Program services include technical internships for one and two years with the ultimate goal of creating full time, independent farmers.

We specialize in:

  • Resources for Beginning Farmers
  • Resources for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers

We can also help you with:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets
  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support

We work in these areas:

  • California

Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (WCAHS)

“WCAHS is a multidisciplinary center located at the University of California, Davis. One of 11 agricultural health and safety centers in the U.S established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), WCAHS has an almost 30-year history of engaging agricultural communities in the Western states of Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada through innovative research and outreach.

WCAHS faculty and staff conduct research on high hazard topics, including air quality, ergonomics, dairy pathogens, and heat illness. Through its robust outreach program, WCAHS reaches over 3,000 individuals annually with health and safety trainings, health fairs, and presentations.”

We specialize in:

  • Behavioral/Mental Health Services
  • Disaster Relief/Resilience
  • Industrial Ag Issues
  • Resources for Hispanic/Latinx Farmers/Farmworkers

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Hawaii
  • Nevada

Communicare Health Centers

CommuniCare is both a Migrant Health Center and a Federally Qualified Health Center with multiple locations in Yolo County, California. As the largest Migrant Health Center in Yolo County, CommuniCare exists to help bridge the healthcare gap for this population. We provide a variety of culturally humble behavioral health services, including individual and group therapy, in English and Spanish. The Creando Recursos y Enlaces Para Oportunidades (CREO) program offers regular support groups facilitated by a promotora. CREO is tailored to meet the needs of the Spanish-speaking community and to educate them on stress management techniques, self-esteem, parenting, and other topics. CommuniCare is currently training a larger team of promotores who will expand our ability to outreach to the migrant community. Our team of Client Benefits Advocates, all of whom speak fluent Spanish and English, assist migrant and agricultural workers with enrollment in insurance and other public assistance programs such as CalFresh. CommuniCare’s Food Programs include classes that increase participants? access to healthy food, build food skills, and reduce social isolation. The quarter-acre Food is Medicine Garden provides a relaxing outdoor setting for implementing both food and mental health activities.

We specialize in:

  • Behavioral/Mental Health Services
  • Resources for Hispanic/Latinx Farmers/Farmworkers
  • Substance Abuse Services

We can also help you with:

  • Behavioral/Mental Health Services
  • Substance Abuse Services

We work in these areas:

  • California

Health Education Council (CA)

“For nearly 30 years, HEC has cultivated health and well-being in
under-served communities by leveraging the power of collaboration. For over a decade, HEC has administered
health programs at the Mexican Consulate in Sacramento including Ventanilla de Salud (VDS) which provides
free health-related services for immigrant and Latino clients.
A key program of VDS is Mente Sana, Vida Sana (Healthy Mind, Healthy Life) which reduces unmet mental
health needs in the Mexican immigrant community through PHQ9 depression screenings, referral and stigma
reduction. In the fall of 2017, HEC received funding from the Office of Health Equity to offer a community defined mental health initiative called the Mente Sana, Vida Sana (MSVS) program. MSVS addresses
awareness, early detection, and treatment of depression to improve individual and community well-being. “

We specialize in:

  • Behavioral/Mental Health Services
  • Resources for Hispanic/Latinx Farmers/Farmworkers
  • Substance Abuse Services

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • California

FarmsReach

FarmsReach is a community-driven resource platform that partners with organizations to provide farmers with time and money-saving services, including business planning tools, technical assistance, access to insurance and agricultural lenders. Focused on the long-term viability of regional agriculture, FarmsReach facilitates connections to combine proven farming knowledge with the innovative ideas of tomorrow. Based in California, FarmsReach offers services to small and mid-sized farmers across the State.

We specialize in:

We can also help you with:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Farm Energy Options
  • Financial Counseling & Business Planning
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Land Access
  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers
  • Resources for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers

We work in these areas:

  • California

UC Berkeley Cooperative Extension

By conducting and publishing applied research, writing and disseminating educational materials, developing new interactive web-based technologies, and participating in stakeholder and agency working groups and committees, cooperative extension specialists provide the people of California with “tools to both protect the Earth’s natural resources and ensure economic and ecological sustainability for future generations.” The current strengths of the specialists in ESPM are conservation biology, landscape ecology, wildlife management, urban and agricultural pest management, forestry and forest pathology, fire ecology, and food security.

We specialize in:

  • Resources for Beginning Farmers
  • Resources for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers

We can also help you with:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Crisis Assistance
  • Farm Energy Options
  • Financial Counseling & Business Planning
  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support

We work in these areas:

  • California