California

Western Rural Development Center

The Western Rural Development Center is one of four regional centers funded by the USDA-CSREES to strengthen the capacity of local citizens and rural communities.

We specialize in:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Farm Energy Options

We can also help you with:

  • Crisis Assistance
  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Industrial Ag Issues
  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative/Regenerative Transition & Support
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers
  • Resources for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers

We work in these areas:

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • Oregon
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wyoming

Holistic Management International (HMI)

Holistic Management International is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate people to manage land for a sustainable future. Our programs serve to improve the land, preserve water resources, train agricultural producers, and enhance and sustain lives in ways that are meaningful, productive, and profitable. Major programs include: Kids on the Land, Gen Next, Beginning Farmers and Ranchers, Future Farms and Ranches, Ag Town Turnaround, and Professional Development (for land resource management).

We specialize in:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Financial Counseling & Business Planning
  • Organic/Sustainable/RegenerativeTransition & Support
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers
  • Resources for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • National
  • New Hampshire
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • Texas
  • Vermont
  • Virginia

Provender Alliance

“Provender Alliance provides its members with practical and enriching leadership and networking tools, including:
an exciting, annual educational conference providing a dynamic, cooperative format for workshops, inspirational and informative speakers, networking, and diverse opportunities to discuss issues and challenges important to the natural products trade.
an outreach news bureau, by providing information from and about the natural products trade to our membership and beyond — through e-Journals, e-newsletters, and online media.
a united voice for members of the natural products trade on issues such as food safety, food justice, sustainable business and agricultural practices, and environmental integrity.
a communication and information service, linking its members, while ensuring a safe, nourishing, and democratic future.
common ground with the deepest and widest range of businesses and individuals who have created, shaped, and continue to drive the natural community in the PNW.”

We specialize in:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets
  • Organic/Sustainable/RegenerativeTransition & Support

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • California
  • Idaho
  • Oregon
  • Washington

Quivira Coalition

“The Quivira Coalition builds soil, biodiversity, and resilience on western working landscapes. We foster ecological, economic, and social health through education, innovation, and collaboration.

Our Land and Water program helps ranchers develop plans and management strategies for restoring and building resilience on slope wetlands, grasslands, and other working landscapes.
Our New Agrarian program helps to ensure that living and working knowledge of these practices, and the landscape itself, is stewarded into the future.
Our Education program, including our annual conference and open source publications, creates a space for our coalition to share ideas and resources, and for the general public to learn about the critical role working lands play in the health of our food systems, communities, and our planet.
Our Carbon Ranch Initiative is working to build the capacity of producers, land managers, and technical service providers to implement land management practices focused on mitigation of and adaptation to climate change.
At the foundation of all our work is the concept that well managed working rangelands and forests are two of the most effective, efficient, and immediately viable paths to remedy the devastating impacts of climate change.”

We specialize in:

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

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • Oregon
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wyoming

Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians

““ATNI, as a nonprofit organization, has its structure built around programming of technical assistance, training, information sharing, and providing appropriate platforms to develop strategically policy that serves our member tribes and leadership.” Programs areas include Climate Change, Energy and Natural Resources.

We specialize in:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Conservation Programs
  • Farm Energy Options
  • Resources for Tribal Farmers & Ranchers

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • Alaska
  • California
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Oregon
  • Washington

Agriculture Capital

“Agriculture Capital is a sustainability-driven agriculture and food investment firm that currently manages two investment funds (“the Funds”). The Funds invest in permanent cropland and synergistic midstream assets to create a vertically integrated enterprise that grows, packs and markets high-value produce. Through an owner-operator model, the Funds employ a value-added approach to farm and food operations, focused on regenerative farm practices and the processing and sale of that produce as a means of enhancing returns. Our mission at Agriculture Capital is to develop a regenerative food and agriculture system that produces better food at scale and delivers healthy returns to investors while making a difference in our communities. Our vision is a world where more people have access to food that is better and healthier for their families, while improving the land and the communities in which we operate.
We currently manage and operate farms and facilities in the western United States focused on citrus, hazelnut, blueberry, and table grape production.”

We specialize in:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • California
  • Oregon

Imperfect Foods

“Imperfect Foods was founded in 2015 with a mission to eliminate food waste and build a better food system for everyone. We offer imperfect (yet delicious) produce, affordable pantry items, and quality eggs and dairy. We deliver them conveniently to our customers’ doorsteps and pride ourselves on offering up to a 30% discount compared to grocery store prices. Our customers can get the healthy, seasonal produce they want alongside the grocery staples they rely on, without having to compromise their budget or values. We’re proving that doing the right thing for the planet doesn’t have to cost more, and that shopping for quality ingredients can support the people and resources that it takes to grow our favorite foods.”

We specialize in:

  • Industrial Ag Issues
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets
  • Organic/Sustainable/RegenerativeTransition & Support

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Idaho
  • National
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • Oregon
  • Utah
  • Washington

Culinary Breeding Network

“The Culinary Breeding Network mission is to build communities of plant breeders, seed growers, farmers, produce buyers, chefs and other stakeholders to improve quality in vegetables, fruits and grains.

GOALS

Identify relevant and desirable vegetable, grain and fruit varieties that grow well for organic farmers and taste great

Educate the public about the importance of organic plant breeding

Encourage and empower people to cook with locally grown foods

Promote vegetables, grains and fruits through marketing campaigns

Create relationships between stakeholders in the food system

Build community and encourage collaboration

Create engagement with the great public through interactive events and activities”

We specialize in:

  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Organic/Sustainable/RegenerativeTransition & Support
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • California
  • Florida
  • National
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin

Western Extension Risk Management Education

“The Western Extension Risk Management Education Center (Western Center) is one of five USDA NIFA Extension Risk Management Education Centers. Partnering with state university Extension educators and public and private sector partners in the west, the Center provides tools and training to support producers in establishing long-term risk management strategies that will strengthen the economic viability of their farm and ranch enterprises.”

We specialize in:

  • Disaster Relief/Resilience
  • Financial Counseling & Business Planning
  • Industrial Ag Issues
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • Oregon
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wyoming

CSA Innovation Center

“The CSA Innovation Network is a resource base of programs and tools built by and for individuals and organizations supporting Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) development. The purpose of the CSA-IN is to generate and facilitate idea sharing across the CSA community and to build awareness of the value of CSA to consumers.”

We specialize in:

  • Direct Marketing Assistance

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • California
  • Kentucky
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • National
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Wisconsin