California

Sierra Harvest

We offer a 14 week ag skills on-farm course in summers, have a 1-2 day intensive farm conference, a 7-week farm business training class, classes on how to get certified organic, support for sales to buyers, advocate locally and state-wide for policies, have farm tours to learn from other farmers and gatherings too.

We specialize in:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Farm Land Access & Succession Planning
  • Financial & Business Planning
  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers

We can also help you with:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Disaster Relief/Resilience
  • Resources for Tribal Farmers & Ranchers
  • Resources for Underserved Farmers

We work in these areas:

  • California

Farms to Grow, Inc.

We offer Business Plan Workshops and classes on how to sell at a Farmers Market and how to set up a local CSA. We also provide farm volunteers and Marketing and Distribution set up and support. One on one assistance on phone and in-person in applying for grants and other funding. Support services in particular to African American farmers nationwide

We specialize in:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers
  • Resources for Tribal Farmers & Ranchers
  • Resources for Underserved Farmers

We can also help you with:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Disaster Relief/Resilience
  • Farm Energy Options
  • Farm Land Access & Succession Planning
  • Financial & Business Planning
  • Legal Help & Mediation Services

We work in these areas:

  • California
  • National

Pesticide Action Network

Pesticide Action Network works to create a just, thriving food system. PAN works with those on the frontlines of industrial agriculture ? farmers, farmworkers and rural communities ? to tackle the pesticide problem and reclaim the future of food and farming.  PAN North America is one of five regional centers worldwide. We link local and international consumer, labor, health, environment and agriculture groups into an international citizens? action network. Together, we challenge the global proliferation of pesticides, defend basic rights to health and environmental quality, and work to ensure the transition to a just and viable food system.   PAN also has a web tool to determine how contaminated individual food items might be: www.whatsonmyfood.org. Service Areas: CA, MN, IA, HI National MN Office: PAN Midwest office 3438 Snelling Ave Upper Level, Minneapolis, MN 55406 612-284-5023

We specialize in:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Industrial Ag Issues
  • Resources for Underserved Farmers

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • California
  • Hawaii
  • Iowa
  • Minnesota
  • National

Santa Cruz Farm Bureau (formerly AgriCulture)

The Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau provides an important voice for the Santa Cruz County and Pajaro Valley agriculture industry. We are continually involved in local land use and transportation issues as well as opportunities to provide educational support through scholarships and school programs. The Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau helps ensure that the agriculture industry here remains viable, and continues to generate financial security for the entire community.

We specialize in:

  • Activism & Organizing

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • California

Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP)

The Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides works to protect people and the environment by advancing ecologically sound alternatives to pesticides. NCAP is dedicated to sustainable agriculture, public education around pesticides and related health concerns, and helping to develop better public policy relating to pesticides.

We specialize in:

  • Activism & Organizing

We can also help you with:

  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support
  • Resources for Hispanic/Latinx Farmers/Farmworkers

We work in these areas:

  • California
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Oregon
  • Washington

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

We can also help you with:

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 Tribal Farmers & Ranchers
  • Resources for Underserved Farmers

We can also help you with:

  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Farm Energy Options
  • Financial & 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 & 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 Underserved 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