Minnesota

Organization for Competitive Markets

Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM) is a national leader working to bring about economic justice for family farmers, ranchers and rural communities by fighting to break the the abusive corporate power that extracts the wealth out of their pockets. OCM provides a platform for individuals and organizations to join their voices in demanding fairness and justice within the marketplace. Working together we can ensure everyone receives their fair share of America’s prosperity that they build. By becoming a member you will have access to the information and tools you need to join the fight.

We specialize in:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Industrial Ag Issues
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets
  • Research, Technical Assistance, & Education

We can also help you with:

  • Resources for Tribal Farmers & Ranchers

We work in these areas:

  • Alabama
  • California
  • Kansas
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Nebraska
  • North Dakota
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Dakota
  • Virginia
  • Wyoming

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.

We specialize in:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Industrial Ag Issues
  • Resources for Farmworkers / Migrant Workers

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • California
  • Hawaii
  • Iowa
  • Minnesota
  • National

Iowa State University Extension Farm and Ranch Well-being

“The overarching goals of the project titled, Farm and Ranch Wellness: The Next Steps, are to (1) develop a catalog of resources, trainings and connections to help farmers and ranchers know where to turn and, (2) to provide a fuller and more robust network of stress assistance programs, including a stress hotline and prescription drug abuse education, in the North Central Region. Individuals who are directly engaged in farming and ranching can lower their stress by attending programs such as “Stress on the Farm: Strategies that Help” or financial management programs for farm and ranch women.”

We specialize in:

  • Crisis Assistance
  • Disaster Relief/Resilience
  • Farm Stress
  • Financial & Business Planning
  • Substance Use Support

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio

Farm Rescue

We are a one-of-a-kind nonprofit organization that plants and harvests crops free of charge for family farmers who have suffered a major injury, illness or natural disaster. Farm Rescue provides assistance to farm families in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and eastern Montana. Farm Rescue has assisted nearly 400 farm families in crisis since 2006.

We specialize in:

  • Crisis Assistance

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • Iowa
  • Minnesota
  • Montana
  • North Dakota
  • South Dakota

Farm Commons

“Farm Commons fosters the discussions and connections that build a strong legal backbone for our community.
Resources:
Farmers should be empowered to take action on the legal situations that affect their operations. Our educational resources help farmers identify issues, break them down into manageable steps, and give farmers the confidence to move forward

Services:
Ultimately, farmers need access to affordable, specialized attorneys. Farm Commons leads the edge of sustainable farm law through client representation (currently in Wisconsin), and develops the capacity of attorneys around the country to do the same. “

We specialize in:

  • Legal Help & Mediation Services

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • Minnesota
  • National

SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education)

“SAVE was one of the nation’s first organizations dedicated to the prevention of suicide. Our work is based on the foundation and belief that suicide is preventable and everyone has a role to play in preventing suicide. Through raising public awareness, educating communities, and equipping every person with the right tools, we know we can SAVE lives.

SAVE is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors and operating under the nonprofit laws of the State of Minnesota. SAVE works at the international, national, state and local levels to prevent suicide using a public health model in suicide prevention; concentrating its efforts on education and awareness. SAVE operates by the guidelines published in the Surgeon Generals Call to Action to Prevent Suicide (1999) and the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (2012). Over the years, SAVE’s Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers have included survivors who bring a special affinity for suicide prevention, along with other skills, to ensure organizational growth, development and effective management and operational talents to the agency.”

We specialize in:

  • Farm Stress
  • Substance Use Support

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • Minnesota
  • National