California

Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, UC-Santa Cruz

“The Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems is a research, education and public service program at the University of California, Santa Cruz. The Center supports organic farming research on its 25-acre organic farm, and organic farmer and gardener training through its Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture. The Apprenticeship is offered annually from April through October, with advanced training available”

We specialize in:

  • Organic/Sustainable/RegenerativeTransition & Support
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers

We can also help you with:

  • Land Access

We work in these areas:

  • California
  • National

Wild Farm Alliance

“The mission of the Wild Farm Alliance is to promote a healthy, viable agriculture that helps protect and restore wild Nature. We work on biodiversity farm plans with farmers, install conservation plantings, and serve as a research and information clearinghouse to communicate the wild farm concept. We are involved in field projects on the Central Coast of California, but provide technical support and materials to farmers nationwide.”

We specialize in:

We can also help you with:

  • Financial Counseling & Business Planning
  • Organic/Sustainable/RegenerativeTransition & Support

We work in these areas:

  • California
  • National

WWOOF-USA (World-Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms, USA)

“World-Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms, USA (WWOOF-USA), a project of the Ecological Farming Association, is a nonprofit group dedicated to connecting farms and volunteers, promoting agrarian agriculture and strengthening sustainable agriculture worldwide.”

We specialize in:

  • Resources for Beginning Farmers

We can also help you with:

  • Activism & Organizing

We work in these areas:

  • California
  • National

Farm Credit West

“Farm Credit West is the #1 financial services customer-owned cooperative for California’s Central Coast, San Joaquin Valley and Sacramento Valley agricultural industry. It is part of the 97-year old Farm Credit System, the largest provider of credit to American agriculture.”

We specialize in:

  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • California
  • Nevada

California Climate & Agriculture Network (CALCAN)

“The California Climate and Agriculture Network (CalCAN) is a sustainable agriculture coalition that advances policy solutions at the nexus of climate change and sustainable agriculture. We provide resources to farmers and ranchers on the impacts of climate policy on California agriculture and on organic and sustainable practices that have climate benefits. We also advance policies that support and encourage farming and ranching practices that have climate benefits and other environmental co-benefits.”

We specialize in:

  • Activism & Organizing

We can also help you with:

  • Industrial Ag Issues

We work in these areas:

  • California

AgrAbility Project California

“CalAgrAbility is part of a nationwide USDA program that began through the 1990 Farm Bill. This project helps to link farmers, agricultural workers and ranchers with disabilities to vital assistance services through referrals. All callers are encouraged to continue working in agriculture. Staff provides callers with farm site assessment, information for equipment modifications, job restructuring, healthcare and rehabilitation.”

We specialize in:

  • Crisis Assistance
  • Resources for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers

We can also help you with:

  • Resources for Beginning Farmers

We work in these areas:

  • California

California FarmLink

“California FarmLink provides farmers with the tools they need to lease and purchase land, access capital, and improve business and financial management skills.”

We specialize in:

  • Land Access
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers

We can also help you with:

  • Financial Counseling & Business Planning
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Legal Help & Mediation Services

We work in these areas:

  • California

Ecological Farming Association

“The Ecological Farming Association is a nonprofit educational organization that nurtures healthy and just farms, food systems, communities and environment by bringing people together for education, alliance building, advocacy and celebration.”

We specialize in:

  • Land Access
  • Organic/Sustainable/RegenerativeTransition & Support

We can also help you with:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Conservation Programs
  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Farm Energy Options
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Industrial Ag Issues
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets

We work in these areas:

  • 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

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • California

UC Riverside 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/RegenerativeTransition & Support

We work in these areas:

  • California