Farm Resources in Santa Clara County

 Beginning Farmer

   
Articles on Beginning Farmer
pdf Fifth annual cover crop survey results
By:

The 2016-2017 cover crop survey report from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension (SARE) program, Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) and American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is now available.& ...

Cooperative Extension Service
By:

The cooperative extension service is designed to help people use research based knowledge to improve their land.  Administered through thousands of county extension offices, extension brings land-grant expertise to the most local of levels in affiliation with the state's designated land-grant universities.& ...

Beginningfarmers.org

First launched in September of 2008, Beginningfarmers.org is a comprehensive compilation of information resources on farm financing, finding land, business planning, agricultural production and marketing, and much more. It is also a constantly updated blog providing the latest information and news on farm policy, farming jobs and internships, agricultural research, and the changing face of American agriculture. Beginning Farmers provides content relevant to new, experienced, and aspiring farmers, as well as farm educators, activists, and policy makers.

Through core resource pages and frequent blog postings, Beginning farmers provides a robust and constantly growing forum for sharing information and ideas about starting new farms, and a broad range of content related to the development of sustainable agriculture and food systems.

Land Link: Connecting retiring landowners and beginning farmers to keep agriculture alive
By:

Land Link is a valuable program that connects beginning farmers with retiring landowners to faciliate farm transfers. UPDATE: The Land Link Program was retired in 2016 and will be replaced by the Hank Rohling Land Legacy Program.

What are Food Hubs
By:

A Food Hub is a business or organization that actively manages the aggregation, distribution, and marketing of course-identified food products primarily from local and regional producers to strengthen their ability to satisfy wholesale, retail, and institutional demand.

New Farmers Website

A new online resource provides centralized, one-stop shopping for beginning farmers and ranchers to explore the variety of USDA initiatives designed to help them succeed.

USDA’s www.usda.gov/newfarmers has in-depth information, including: how to increase access to land and capital; build new markets; participate in conservation opportunities; select and use the right risk management tools; and access USDA education and technical support programs.

Cooperative Extension links are included among the Research, Technical Assistance and Education resources. The website will also feature instructive case studies about beginning farmers who have successfully used USDA resources to start or expand their business operations.

pdf National Organic Farming Handbook
By:

The handbook describes organic systems and identifies key resources to guide conservation planning and implementation on organic farms. Producers and other audiences may also find the handbook useful, particularly the resources listed in various sections.

pdf 2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation
By:

The 2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation was prepared as an introduction for fish and wildlife conservation providers – the on-the-ground biologists and conservation partners who help deliver Farm Bill conservation programs to landowners.

pdf Start Farming! Resources for the Beginning Farmer
By:

If you are seriously considering starting up an agricultural business, there are a number of important things to consider. Get started on the right path by defining your goals and skills, gaining experience and education, choosing your marketing strategies, and financing your agricultural venture.

pdf The Biology of Soil Compaction
By:

Soil compaction is a common and constant problem on most farms that till the soil. Heavy farm machinery can create persistent subsoil compaction (Hakansson and Reeder, 1994).

pdf Farmer's Tax Guide
By:

This publication explains how the federal tax laws apply to farming. Use this publication as a guide to figure your taxes and complete your farm tax return.& ...

Let’s Get Serious About Conservation
By:

This Farm and Dairy article explains how conservation is a journey for our country.

Younger Beginning Farmers Tend To Operate Larger Farms
By:

Younger beginning farmers are more likely to operate large farms than are older operators of beginning farms. These farmers tend to earn more on their farm, and less off their farm, but have more debt than older beginning farmers.

Local Food a Growing Trend for Land Trusts
By:

Land trusts across the country are preserving agricultural lands to support local food systems. 

Conservation Buffers on your Land

Considering conservation buffers on your land?  The USDA has 250,000 or more buffer contracts with about 160,000 farms and ranches. They may be a good choice for your land and for the environment.

pdf Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities: A Guide to Federal Programs for Sustainable Agriculture, Forestry, Entrepreneurship, Conservation, Food Systems, and Community Development
By:

This guide lists funding opportunities offered by federal programs, and is indispensable for anyone seeking government help to foster their innovative enterprise in forestry and agriculture.

Does America Need More Organic Farmers?
By:

Organic farming has been one of the fastest growing segments of U.S. agriculture for over a decade.  After the USDA implemented national organic standards in 2002, certified organic farmland doubled by 2005.

Beginning Farmer Organizations & Professionals
There are 308 resources serving Santa Clara County in the following categories:
map itMap of Beginning Farmer Organizations & Professionals serving Santa Clara County
Agronomists and Crop Advisers
American Grazing Lands Services LLC
Jim & Dawn Gerrish - May, ID
Conservation Districts
California Association of Resource Conservation Districts
Karen Buhr - Executive Director - Sacramento, CA
Guadalupe-Coyote Resource Conservation District
Stephanie Moreno - Executive Director - San Jose, CA
Loma Prieta Resource Conservation District
Dina Iden - Executive Director - Gilroy, CA
Conservation Groups and Associations
Agrarian Trust
Brooke Werley
AGree
Deborah Atwood - Executive Director - Washington, DC
Agricultural Council of California
Emily Rooney - President - Sacramento, CA
Alliance for Community Trees
Carrie Gallagher - Executive Director - Washington, DC
American Agri-Women
American Forest Foundation
- Washington, DC
American Friends of Canadian Land Trusts
- Bellingham, WA
American Hiking Society
Gregory A. Miller, Ph.D - President - Silver Spring, MD
American Tree Farm System
- Washington, DC
Arbor Day Foundation
- Nebraska City, NE
Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
Ron Regan - Executive Director - Washington, DC
Audubon California
- San Francisco, CA
Bat Conservation International
Andrew Walker - Executive Director - Austin, TX
Bay Area Barns and Trails
- Mill Valley, CA
Bay-Friendly Landscaping & Gardening Coalition
Anne Cook - Executive Director - Berkeley, CA
Bolsa Chica Conservancy
- Huntington Beach, CA
Burrowing Owl Preservation Society
Catherine Portman - Director - Woodland, CA
Butte Environmental Council
Mary Muchowski - Ed & Outreach Coordinator - Chico, CA
Calflora
- Berkeley, CA
California Cattlemen's Association
- Sacramento, CA
California Deer Assocation
Pat Fitzmorris - CDA Field Director - Salinas, CA
California Oak Foundation
Amy Larson - Oakland, CA
California Outdoor Heritage Alliance - COHA
- Sacramento, CA
California Rangeland Conservation Coalition
Karen Sweet - Executive Director - Livermore, CA
California Waterfowl Association
Jake Messerli - VP Conservation Programs - Roseville, CA
California Waterfowl Association
John Carlson, Jr. - President - Roseville, CA
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - New Brunswick Chapter
Roberta Clowater - Executive Director - Fredericton, NB
Center for Large Landscape Conservation
Gary M. Tabor - Executive Director - Bozeman, MT
Central Valley Joint Venture
Bob Shaffer - Coordinator - Sacramento, CA
Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance
- Missoula, MT
CitSci.org
Greg Newman - Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO
Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC)
- West Lafayette, IN
Continental Dialogue on Non-Native Forests Insects and Diseases
Frank Lowenstein, Forest Health Program - The Nature Conservancy - Sheffield, MA
Ducks Unlimited
- Western Regional Office - Rancho Cordova, CA
EcoResults!
- Flagstaff, AZ
Equine Land Conservation Resource
Deb Balliet - Chief Executive Officer - Lexington, KY
Family Farm Alliance
Dan Keppen - Executive Director - Klamath Falls, OR
Forest Landowners Association
Scott P. Jones - Chief Executive Office - Atlanta, GA
Forest Landowners of California
- Folsom, CA
Forest Stewards Guild
Zander Evans - Executive Director - Madison, WI
Forest Stewardship Council
- Minneapolis, MN
Garden for Wildlife
National Wildlife Federation - Merrifield, VA
Intermountain West Joint Venture
- Missoula, MT
Land Conservation and Advocacy Trust
Steve Meltzer - Founder and Executive Director - Framingham, MA
Land Trust Alliance
- Washington, DC
Mississippi Wildlife Federation
- Madison , MS
Mule Deer Foundation
Rachel Moody - Administrative Assistant/Membership Coordinator - Salt Lake City, UT
National Association of State Foresters
Amanda Cooke - Director of Communications - Washington , DC
National Audubon Society
- New York, NY
National Family Farm Coaltion
- Washington, DC
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Jeff Trandahl - Executive Director and CEO - Washington, DC
National Forestry Association
Keith A. Argow - President, Director at Large - Vienna, VA
National Mitigation Banking Association
- Washington, DC
National Network of Forest Practitioners
Colin Donohue - Executive Director - Athens, OH
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
Jeremy Emmi - Managing Director - Washington, DC
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Amy Maniatis - Chief Marketing Officer - Washington, DC
National Wild Turkey Federation
Bryan Burhans - Director of Land Management Programs - Edgefield, SC
National Wildlife Federation
- Reston, VA
Native Seeds-SEARCH
- Tucson, AZ
NatureServe
Mary Klein - President & CEO - Arlington, VA
Northwest Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
- Logan, UT
Pacific Coast Conservation Alliance
William E Haas - Executive Director - Paso Robles, CA
Pacific Coast Fish, Wildlife and Wetlands Restoration Association
Mitch Farro - Projects Manager - Arcata, CA
Pacific Coast Joint Venture
Bradley Bales - U.S. Coordinator - Portland, OR
Pacific Crest Trail Association
Liz Bergeron - Executive Director - Sacramento, CA
Pacific Forest and Watershed Lands Stewardship Council
Ric Notini - Director of Land Conservation - San Mateo, CA
Partners for Conservation
Steve Jester - Executive Director - Pueblo, CO
Partnership for Conservation
Randy Bampfield - Co-Chair- Legal Committee - Washington, DC
Pheasants Forever
- St Paul, MN
Pinchot Institute for Conservation
V. Alaric Sample - President - Washington, DC
Pollinator Partnership
- San Francisco, CA
Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation, Inc.
Craig A. Alderman - Executive Director - Buffalo, MO
Quail Unlimited - California Chapter
Andrew Kenyon - State Chairman: #1006 - Simi Valley, CA
Quality Deer Management Association
- Bogart, GA
Sage Grouse Initiative
Tim Griffiths - Coordinator - Bozeman, MT
Sage Grouse Initiative Strategic Watershed Action Team
Dave Smith - Intermountain West Joint Venture (IWJV) Coordinator - Missoula, MT
San Francisco Bay Joint Venture
Beth Hunting - Joint Venture Coordinator - Fairfax, CA
Sand County Foundation
Kevin Kiley, Development & Communications - Madison, WI
Sierra Club California
- Sacramento, CA
Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter
Mike Ferreira - Conservation Issues & Media Inquiries - Palo Alto, CA
Sierra Club San Diego Chapter
Richard Miller - Development & Communications Coordinator - San Diego, CA
Sierra Club San Gorgonio Chapter
Mike Millspaugh - Membership Chair - Riverside, CA
Sonoran Joint Venture
Robert Mesta - Joint Venture Coordinator - Tucson, AZ
Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development
Judith KohlerCO
Sustainable Conservation
Tim Vendlinski - Program Director, Restoration on Private Lands - San Francisco, CA
Sustainable Forest Action Coalition
Laurel Brent-Bumb - Placerville, CA
Sustainable Forestry Initiative
Kathy Abusow - President and CEO - Washington, DC
Sustainable Forests Roundtable
Tamarisk Coalition
Stacy Beaugh - Executive Director - Grand Junction, CO
Tax Credit Connection, Inc.
Ariel Steele, Owner - Longmont, CO
Terrafirma RRG LLC
Jeremy Johnston - Account Administrator, Marsh Captive Solutions - Burlington, VT
The Bay Area Open Space Council
Jenn Fox - Executive Director - Berkeley, CA
The California Arborists Association
Denise Hodge - Administrator - Napa, CA
The Climate Trust
- Portland, OR
The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
Lindsay Thomas - Chairman - Washington, DC
The Conservation Fund
- Arlington, VA
The Dunes Center
- Guadalupe, CA
The Fund for Wild Nature
Jeff Petersen, Esq. - Executive Director - Kelso, WA
The Land Institute
- Salina, KS
The Pacific Institute
Peter Gleik - President - Oakland, CA
The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
- Portland, OR
Thunder Bay Field Naturalists
Bruce Thacker - President - Thunder Bay, ON
Trout Headwaters, Inc.
- Livingston, MT
Trust for Public Land - California Office
- California State Office - San Francisco, CA
Turtle Islands Earth Stewards
Tyhson Banighen - Tappen, BC
U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA)
- Chesterfield, MO
Upper Thames River Conservation Authority
Ian Wilcox - General Manager/Secretary-Treasurer - London, ON
USA National Phenology Network
Jake Weltzin - Executive Director - Tucson, AZ
Valleys 2000
Bill Huether - Treasurer - Bowmanville, ON
Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation
- Halifax, VA
Western Aquatic Plant Management Society
Toni Pennington - Tetra Tech, Inc. - Portland, OR
Western Cave Conservancy
Bruce Rogers - President and Acquisitions Director - Newcastle, CA
Western Forestry and Conservation Association
Richard Zabel - Executive Director - Portland, OR
Western Landowners Alliance
Lesli Allison - Executive Director - Santa Fe, NM
Western Native Trout Initiative
Therese Thompson - Project Coordinator - Lakewood, CO
Western Rivers Conservancy
Sue Doroff - President - Portland, OR
Western Water Project
Scott Yates - Director - Bozeman, MT
Wild Ones
Donna VanBuecken - Executive Director - Neenah, WI
Wildlife Research Institute
- Ramona, CA
Women, Food & Agriculture Network
- Ames, IA
Cooperative Extension
UCCE Santa Clara County
Sheila Barry - County Director - San Jose, CA
University of California Cooperative Extension: Poultry
Maurice Pitesky - Veterinarian/Assistant Specialist in Cooperative Extension - Davis, CA
Federal And State Agency Landowner Specialists
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Federal and State Tax Incentives and Programs
Agricultural Land Property Value Assessment
CA
California Conservation Easement Act
CA
Current Agricultural Use Value
- Ohio Department of Agriculture Office of Farmland Preservation - Reynoldsburg, OH
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center - Raleigh, NC
Exemption for Farm Equipment and Machinery
CA
Federal Endangered Species Tax Deduction
US Fish and Wildlife Service - Arlington, VA
Natural Heritage Preservation Tax Credit (State CE Tax Credit)
- Sacramento, CA
Open-Space Property Value Assessment
CA
Scenic Deed Easement Act
CA
Timberland Production Zone
CA
Williamson Act (California Land Conservation Act)
- California Department of Conservation, Division of Land Resource Protection - Sacramento, CA
Williamson Act- Easement Exchange
California Department of Conservation - Sacramento, CA
Williamson Act- Farmland Security Zone
California Department of Conservation - Sacramento, CA
Government Agencies
Bureau of Land Management
Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
California Coastal Conservancy
Dick Wayman - Communications Director - Oakland, CA
California Department of Conservation
John Lowrie - Sacramento, CA
California Department of Fish and Game
- Sacramento, CA
California Department of Food and Agriculture
Karen Ross - Secretary of Food & Agriculture - Sacramento, CA
California Department of Water Resources
- Sacramento, CA
California State Water Resources Control Board
- Sacramento, CA
Farm Service Agency
USDA - Washington, DC
National Invasive Species Council
U.S. Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
Natural Resources Conservation Service
USDA - Washington, DC
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority
Patrick Congdon - General Manager - San Jose, CA
State and Private Forestry
USDA Forest Service - Office of Communication - Washington, DC
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
- Washington, DC
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
U.S. Forest Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture - Washington, DC
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
Western Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
- Cheyenne, WY
Western Governors’ Association
James Ogsbury - Executive Director - Denver, CO
Irrigation Suppliers and Contractors
Agri Drain
Charlie Schafer - President - Adair, IA
BountiGel
mOasis Inc - Union City, CA
California Turf and Irrigation Supply
- Hesperia, CA
Maximized Water Management LLC
William (Bill) Fuchs - Owner - Chester, ID
Netafim Drip-Micro Irrigation Products
Netafim USA - Fresno, CA
Pump Monitor
PowWow Energy, Inc. - Sunnyvale, CA
Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Chris Roth - President - Deshler, NE
Tule Evapotranspiration
Tule Technologies Inc - Tom Shapland - Concord, CA
Land Surveyors
Accurate Surveying and Mapping, P.C.
Nathan Dang - Professional Land Surveyor - Boise, ID
Auerbach Engineering Corporation
Walter R. Auerbach, P.E. - President - Tahoe City, CA
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Fox Land Surveys, Inc.
- Boise, ID
Pacific Coast Conservation Alliance
William E Haas - Executive Director - Paso Robles, CA
WEC and Associates, Inc.
- Palo Alto, CA
Resource Conservation and Development Councils
Central Coast RC&D Council
Jeffery Rodriguez - Templeton, CA
Rural-Farmer, Rancher, and Fishery Cooperatives
Allied Grape Growers
Nat DiBuduo - President - Fresno, CA
Butte County Rice Growers Association
Carl Hoff - President and CEO - Richvale, CA
Small Farm Resources
Agricultural Council of California
Emily Rooney - President - Sacramento, CA
Allied Grape Growers
Nat DiBuduo - President - Fresno, CA
American AgAppraisal
Hal Forcey, ARA - Santa Rosa, CA
American AgCredit, ACA
- Santa Rosa, CA
CA Farm Bureau Federation
- Sacramento, CA
California FarmLink
- Santa Cruz, CA
Community Alliance with Family Farmers
Diane Del Signore - Executive Director - Davis, CA
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Family Winemakers of California
Paul Kronenberg - President - Sacramento, CA
Farm Credit West, ACA
- Roseville, CA
FCS of Colusa Glenn, ACA
- Colusa, CA
Fresno-Madera Farm Credit, ACA
- Fresno, CA
Golden State Farm Credit, ACA
- Kingsburg, CA
Living Habitats
Heidi Natura, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP - Founder & Partner - Chicago, IL
Organic Harvest Network
Giuseppe Salvato & Peter Oszaczky - Berkeley, CA
Ranching For Profit School
Ranch Management Consultants, Inc. - Dave and Kathy Pratt - Fairfield, CA
Santa Clara County Farm Bureau
Jennifer Scheer - Executive Director - Morgan Hill, CA
Wellco Industries, Inc.
Ivy Ma - Vista, CA
Wildcrest Ranch
Alisa Carlson and Gary Gregory - Lakeport, CA
State Funding / Technical Resources
Biological Control Program
Mike Pitcairn - Program Manager - Sacramento, CA
CalFire Resource Management
- Sacramento, CA
California Certified Farmers Market Program
- Sacramento, CA
California Department of Conservation
John Lowrie - Sacramento, CA
California Department of Water Resources
- Sacramento, CA
California Farmland Conservation Program (Williamson Act)
John Lowrie - Division of Land Resource Protection - Sacramento, CA
California Forest Improvement Program
Jeffrey Calvert, Forestry Assistance - California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection - Sacramento, CA
California Forest Legacy Program
Jeff Calvert, Forest Stewardship Program Manager - California Dept. of Forestry & Fire Protection - Sacramento, CA
California Invasive Species Program
Habitat Conservation Planning Branch - California Department of Fish and Wildlife - Sacramento, CA
California Land Acquisition Program
Wildlife Conservation Board - Sacramento, CA
California Landowner Incentive Program
Heidi West - Sacramento, CA
California Noxious Weed Information Program
Dr. Dean KelchCA
California Public Access Program
- Wildlife Conservation Board - Sacramento, CA
California Rangeland, Grazing Land and Grassland Protection Program
John P. Donnelly - Executive Director, Wildlife Conservation Board - Sacramento, CA
California Riparian Habitat Conservation Program
Wildlife Conservation Board - Sacramento, CA
California Waterfowl Habitat Program
CA Dept of Fish and Wildlife - Sacramento, CA
California Watershed Program
- Sacramento, CA
Center for Invasive Species Management
Liz Galli-Noble - Director - Bozeman, MT
Center for Invasive Species Research
Mark Hoddle - Director of Center for Invasive Species Research, Extension Specialist - Riverside, CA
Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA) Habitat Restoration Program (HRP)
DOI Bureau of Reclamation - Sacramento, CA
Coho Salmon Habitat Enhancement Leading to Preservation Act (Coho HELP Act)
CDFW Fisheries Branch - Sacramento, CA
Division of Marketing Services
CA Department of Food and Agriculture - Sacramento, CA
Ecosystem Restoration on Agricultural Lands
Wildlife Conservation Board - Sacramento, CA
Ecosystem Restoration Program
CDFW Water Branch - Sacramento, CA
Farm and Ranch Solid Waste Cleanup and Abatement Grant
CalRecycleCA
Farmland Mapping and Monitoring Program
- Sacramento, CA
Fisheries Restoration Grant Program
CA Department of Fish and Wildlife - Sacramento, CA
Forest Conservation Program
Wildlife Conservation Board - Sacramento, CA
Habitat Enhancement and Restoration Program (General)
Wildlife Conservation Board - Sacramento, CA
Inland Wetland Conservation Program
Wildlife Conservation Board - Sacramento, CA
Keep Me Wild
California Department of Fish and Game - Sacramento, CA
LandSmart
Sonoma RCD - Santa Rosa, CA
Oak Woodlands Conservation Program
Wildlife Conservation Board - Sacramento, CA
Permanent Wetland Easement Program
Heidi West - Lead Coordinator - Comprehensive Wetland Habitat Program - Sacramento, CA
Prairie Grouse Partners
Ralph Rogers - Executive Director of the North American Grouse Partnership - Waverly, NE
Private Lands Wildlife Habitat Enhancement and Management Program (PLM)
CDFW Wildlife Branch - Sacramento, CA
Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Program
Victoria Barr - Sacramento, CA
Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program
California Department of Conservation - Division of Land Resource Protection - Sacramento, CA
The Environmental Enhancement And Mitigation Program
CA Natural Resources Agency - Sacramento, CA
Timberland Conservation Program
CDFW - Sacramento, CA
USDA - FSA Programs
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Biomass Crop Assistance Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Conservation Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Forest Restoration Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Operating Loans & Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Ownership Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farmable Wetlands Program (FWP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Grassland Reserve Program- REPEALED
USDA Farm Service Agency
Guaranteed Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Forage Disaster Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Indemnity Program
USDA FSA
Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Program
Victoria Barr - Sacramento, CA
Source Water Protection Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Transition Incentives Program (TIP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Tree Assistance Program (TAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
USDA - NRCS Programs
Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP)- REPEALED
Mark Parson - Program Contact
California Conservation Stewardship Program
Alan Forkey - Program ManagerCA
California Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Alan Forkey - USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service - Davis, CA
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)
Stacy Swartwood - National CIG Program Analyst - Washington, DC
Conservation of Private Grazing Land (CPGL)
Conservation Security Program
Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA)
NRCS
Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI)- REPEALED
Corvallis Plant Materials Center
Annie Young-Mathews - PMC Manager - Corvallis, OR
Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP)
Fred Reaves - National Emergency Watershed Protection Program Manager
Emergency Watershed Protection Program- Floodplain Easement
Jason Weller, Chief - USDA-NRCS - Washington, DC
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
NRCS
EQIP Organic Initiative
Lindsay Haines - EQIP Specialist for Organic
Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP)- REPEALED
Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc.
- Tampa, FL
Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) REPEALED
Great Basin Plant Materials Center
Christopher Bernau - Rangeland Management Specialist - Fallon, NV
Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP)
USDA NRCS
Lockeford Plant Materials Center
Margaret Smither-Kopperl - PMC Manager - Lockeford, CA
National Grazing Lands Coalition
Kimberli Stine - National GLC Coordinator - Fort Worth, TX
National Water Quality Initiative
USDA NRCS
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
Ramon Ortiz - PMC Manager (acting) - Beltsville, MD
Platte River Ag Services, Inc.
Ron Zurlinden, P.E. - Owner - Golden, CO
Regional Conservation Partnership Program
Louis Aspey, Chief of Staff - Regional Conservationist - Washington, DC
Small scale solutions for your farm
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
Tucson Plant Materials Center
Heather Dial - PMC Manager - Tucson, AZ
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program
USDA NRCS
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentives Program (VPA-HIP)
NRCS
Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program (WREP)- REPEALED
Garry Lee - Acting Director, Easement Programs Division - Washington, DC
Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP)- REPEALED
- Washington, DC
Working Lands for Wildlife
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
USDA Programs - Other
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program
Denis Ebodaghe - National Program Leader - Division of Agricultural Systems - Washington, DC
Celebrate Urban Birds
Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Ithaca, NY
Conservation Reserve Program Longleaf Pine Initiative
Farm Labor Housing Loans and Grants
USDA Rural Development
Farmers Market Promotion Program
Douglas Keeler, Director - Farmers Markets and Local Food Marketing
Food Linc
Jim Barham - USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
Local Food Promotion Program
Nicole Nelson Miller - LFPP Program Manager - Washington, DC
New Farmers
USDA
Organic Certification Cost Share Programs
Rita Meade - OCCSP Coordinator - Washington, DC
Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program
Lori Washington - USDA Rural Development Loan Specialist
Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Program
Rob Hedberg - SARE Director - Washington, DC
The Advanced Biofuel Payment Program
Business and Cooperative Programs - National Office, USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)
- Washington, DC
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development
Western SARE
Teryl R. Roper - Regional Coordinator - Logan, UT

 Farm Best Management Practices

   
Articles on Farm Best Management Practices
pdf Fifth annual cover crop survey results
By:

The 2016-2017 cover crop survey report from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension (SARE) program, Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) and American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is now available.& ...

pdf Stream Crossing
By:

Learn about small scale solutions for your farm with this instructional pamphlet.

AgroClimate

AgroClimate is an innovative web-resource for decision-support and learning, providing interactive tools and climate information to improve crop management decisions and reduce production risks associated with climate variability, climate change, and extreme weather events. Users can monitor variables of interest such as growing degree days, chill hours, freeze risk, disease risks for selected crops, and current and projected drought conditions. Users can also learn about the impacts of climate cycles affecting the Southeastern United States, such as the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO).

AgroClimate uses crop simulation models along with historic, current, and forecasted climate data to allow decision makers to compare changes in probable outcomes under different climate conditions.

Water and carbon footprint calculators on AgroClimate can provide system-specific estimates of how efficiently water and energy are being used. AgroClimate also includes educational resources, including videos and fact sheets, about management practices and technologies that can help improve efficiency of production and decrease the vulnerability of agricultural systems to climate variability and change.

AgroClimate is regularly used during training events for County Extension faculty and during workshops with agricultural producers. Its modular platform allows for an easy replication in other geographies and for content expansion.

pdf How to Compost and Use Horse Manure- A Step-By-Step Guide for Horse Owners
By:

Provides essential steps for building and using a horse manure composting system that can be managed without the aid of a tractor. This system is intended for backyard or small farm (ranchette) operations with 1 to 5 horses.

pdf Creating & Using a Sacrifice Area for Horses- A Good Start for Healthy Pastures
By:

A sacrifice area is any small enclosure intended to be a horse's outdoor living quarters during the winter and spring. These areas can improve the health and productivity of pastures.

pdf Farmer's Tax Guide
By:

This publication explains how the federal tax laws apply to farming. Use this publication as a guide to figure your taxes and complete your farm tax return.& ...

pdf How to Choose a Certification Agency and the Organic Certification Process
By:

There are many USDA accredited certification agencies that can certify your farm or enterprise as organic. So how do you find the right agency to work with you? Here are some questions you should ask the agencies and some things to ask neighboring farmers.

pdf Managing Manure with Biogas Recovery Systems BMPs
By:

Improved performance at competitive costs is promised by this 2002 EPA publication all about anaerobic digestion and biogas recovery for energy.

pdf Working Lands For Wildlife
By:

Through Working Lands for Wildlife —a voluntary, incentive-based effort—the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and its conservation partners will provide landowners with technical and financial assistance to: Restore populations of declining wildlife species.

pdf Managing Manure Nutrients at Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs)

A lengthy document from EPA (2004), Managing Manure contains information pertinent to Large CAFOs in the Dairy Cows and Cattle other than Veal Calves and the Swine, Poultry, and Veal Calves subcategories of the final CAFO regulations.

pdf Working Trees for Agriculture
By:

Putting trees to work in conservation and production systems for farms, ranches, and nearby communities means planting the right trees, in the right places and in the correct design to achieve desired objectives.

pdf Watering Facilities for Managed Grazing Systems
By:

pdf Drainage Ditch Research Reveals Opportunities for Cleaning Up Runoff
By:

 Vegetated drainage ditches can help clean up runoff water.

pdf Farmers’ Guide to Wind Energy
By:

A 293 page guide to the Legal Issues in Farming the Wind on your farm from June 2007

pdf Nutrient Management Conservation Practice Standard
By:

Nutrient Management is defined as the management of the 4R's of Nutrient Management:Right amount (rate), Right source, Right placement (method of application), Right timing of commercial fertilizers, manure, soil amendments, and organic by-products to agricultural landscapes as a source of plant nutrients while protecting local air, soil and water quality.

 Farm Income Opportunities

   
Articles on Farm Income Opportunities
AgProfit™

AgProfit™ is a computer program designed to assist agricultural producers make long-run decisions when implementing technologies to a specific crop or analyzing cropping systems. AgProfit™ estimates machinery, labor, and production input costs as well as fruit size, grade, and total yield for calculating returns for crops with multiple establishment and production years. The program allows you to inflate specific return and input cost items over time to analyze the net present value, internal rate of return, and financial feasibility when implementing a particular technology, making minor changes to returns or input costs, or comparing cropping systems.

AgProfit™ is free to use and requires users to register with the AgTools website and obtain a license.

View the AgProfit™ presentation

UPDATE:

The AgTools™ web site is currently unavailable. If you are requesting a AgProfit™, AgLease™, or AgFinance™ program, a license file, or need other assistance please contact Clark Seavert, clark.seavert@oregonstate.edu.

The new online program AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC will replace the AgTools™ suite of software programs. This exciting new program will be released about September 1, 2015. You can track the progress of the AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC program by following us on Facebook or Twitter.

pdf Taking the First Step: Farm and Ranch Alternative Enterprise and Agritourism Resource Evaluation Guide
By:

This publication was prepared in response to requests from local advisors, farmers, and ranchers for a simple guide to the first step in identifying alternative income-producing agricultural enterprises and agritourism opportunities.

What are Food Hubs
By:

A Food Hub is a business or organization that actively manages the aggregation, distribution, and marketing of course-identified food products primarily from local and regional producers to strengthen their ability to satisfy wholesale, retail, and institutional demand.

pdf The Regional Food Hub Resource Guide
By:

The guide is an extensive collection of information and resources, providing background on everything needed to develop or participate in a regional food hub.

Farmer’s Markets

Farmers' markets are one of the oldest forms of direct marketing by small farmers.

Community Supported Agriculture: What It is and Where to Find It

Community-supported agriculture (CSA) is the practice of focusing on the local production of high quality foods with the support of a consumer group that is willing to fund a whole season's budget in order to get quality foods.

pdf Planning and Managing Agritourism and Nature Tourism Enterprises
By:

This expanded list of potential activities can help you think about your current operation and assets that may be used for developing an agritourism enterprise.

Grasslands and Carbon: Processes and Trends
By:

Rebecca McCulley of the University of Kentucky, Dept. of Plant & Soil Sciences presents this video short course on Grasslands, which make up 30% of the U.S ...

pdf Guide to Environmental Markets for Farmers and Ranchers
By:

The Guide to Environmental Markets for Farmers and Ranchers, produced by the American Farmland Trust (AFT), provides an overview of available market opportunities for environmental credits and services, how farmers and ranchers can get involved in them, and ways to encourage their continued growth.

pdf Regional Food Hubs: Linking Producers to new markets
By:

This presentation illustrates what the core components of food hubs are; provides examples of  successful food hubs, one urban - La Montanita Co-op Food Market in New Mexico, and one rural - Appalachian Sustainable Development in Virginia; describes the lessons learned to date about coordinating successful food hubs; maps existing and potential food hubs; and, finally, gives the Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Regional Food Hub Subcommittees work plan for the future.

pdf Selling at Farmers Markets
By:

Ideas and information to make your venture a success.

Rural Bounty

Explore North America's Rural Bounty

Discover the rich bounty of farm fresh fruits and vegetables, outdoor activities, and family fun that our rural countryside has to offer!

  • Daytrip or Vacation to a Farm or Ranch
  • Pick Your Own-Fruits, Pumpkins, Trees
  • Discover Charming Countryside Wineries
  • Challenge Your Hunting & Outdoor Skills

In the U.S. and Canada, there are approximately 65,000 farms and ranches that invite the public to visit, and more and more are becoming members on the Rural Bounty website. We invite you to come back often to plan relaxing day trips, or weeks away, enjoying the Rural Bounty of North America.  Visit website »

 

Farm Income Opportunities Organizations & Professionals
There are 384 resources serving Santa Clara County in the following categories:
map itMap of Farm Income Opportunities Organizations & Professionals serving Santa Clara County
Agritourism
Allied Grape Growers
Nat DiBuduo - President - Fresno, CA
Amador Flower Farm
Steve Saunders - Plymouth, CA
Blue Sky Blueberries
JJ Gonsalves - Owner/Grower - Valley Springs, CA
California Avenue Farmers’ Market, Palo Alto
- Fremont, CA
California Certified Farmers Market Program
- Sacramento, CA
Cambrian Park Farmers’ Market
- Fremont, CA
Campbell Farmers’ Market
- Fremont, CA
Divide Ranch
Mike & Kathy Landini - Elk Creek, CA
Family Winemakers of California
Paul Kronenberg - President - Sacramento, CA
Jim & Deborah Durst
Durst Organic Growers - Esparto, CA
Murray Family Farms
- Bakersfield, CA
Orman Ranch
- Crescent City, CA
Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association
- Concord, CA
Sandy Bar Ranch
Blythe Reis & Mark DuPont - Orleans, CA
Santa Clara Farmers’ Market
- Fremont, CA
Seven-Up Guest Ranch
- Fair Play, CA
Sunnyvale Farmers’ Market
- Fremont, CA
Urban Village Farmers’ Market Association
- Fremont, CA
Willow Creek Ranch
John Orr - Mountain Ranch, CA
Conservation Credit Markets
Blue Source
Jessica Stalberger - Office Manager - Murray, UT
Bradley Raffle
Conservation Capital - CEO - Eugene, OR
Dave Gibson
IFC/World Bank - Senior Environmental Risk Specialist - Warrenton, VA
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
William Coleman - Co-Founder & CEO - Redwood City, CA
Ecosystem Economics LLC
- Bend, OR
Marstel-Day, LLC
- Fredericksburg, VA
National Mitigation Banking Association
- Washington, DC
Resource Environmental Solutions, LLC
Ross Guidry - Region Land Manager - Lafayette, LA
Robert Veldman
K·Coe Conservation - Land Consultant - Loveland, CO
Tax Credit Connection, Inc.
Ariel Steele, Owner - Longmont, CO
Travis Hemmen
Westervelt Ecological Services - Vice President, Business Acquisition - Sacramento, CA
WRA Environmental Consultants
- San Rafael, CA
Conservation Districts
California Association of Resource Conservation Districts
Karen Buhr - Executive Director - Sacramento, CA
Guadalupe-Coyote Resource Conservation District
Stephanie Moreno - Executive Director - San Jose, CA
Loma Prieta Resource Conservation District
Dina Iden - Executive Director - Gilroy, CA
Cooperative Extension
UCCE Santa Clara County
Sheila Barry - County Director - San Jose, CA
University of California Cooperative Extension: Poultry
Maurice Pitesky - Veterinarian/Assistant Specialist in Cooperative Extension - Davis, CA
Department of Interior - Fish and Wildlife Service Programs
Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Task Force
Susan Mangin - Executive Secretary, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Arlington, VA
California Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Debra Schlafmann / California LCC Coordinator - USFWS Pacific Southwest Region - Sacramento, CA
Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Candidate Conservation Program
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA) Habitat Restoration Program (HRP)
DOI Bureau of Reclamation - Sacramento, CA
Desert Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Avra Morgan / Desert LCC Coordinator - Bureau of ReclamationAZ
Emergency Stabilization - Burned Area Rehabiliation
Erv Gasser - DOI National Interagency BAER Team Leader - Seattle, WA
Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Linda Kelly - Great Basin LCC CoordinatorCA
Habitat Conservation Plans
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Landowner Incentive Program
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Migratory Bird Program
Brad Bortner, Division Chief - Division of Migratory Bird Management - Falls Church, VA
National Fish Passage Program
Susan Wells - National Fish Passage Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Grants Program
Guy Foulks - NMBCA Program Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Grants Program
U.S. Department of the Interior - Arlington, VA
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Small Grants Program
Rodecia Mcknight - Small Grants Program Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Standard Grants Program
Stacy Sanchez - U.S. Standard Grants Program Proposal Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative
John Mankowski - North Pacific LCC Coordinator - Lacey, WA
Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative
Deanna Spooner - PICCC Coordinator - Honolulu, HI
Partners For Fish And Wildlife Program - National
See Description
Partners For Fish and Wildlife Program Pacific SW Region
Matthew Barry - U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - Auburn, CA
Safe Harbor Agreements
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Coastal Program
- Arlington , VA
Western Regional Air Partnership (WRAP)
Dan Johnson - Executive Director - Seattle, WA
Wildland Fire Information and Technology (WFIT)
Forests and RangelandsTX
Working Lands for Wildlife
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
Ecotourism
Angeles National Forest
Mike McIntyre - Los Angeles River Ranger District Ranger - San Fernando, CA
California Certified Farmers Market Program
- Sacramento, CA
Canada De Los Osos Ecological Reserve - Santa Clara County
Scott Wilson - Acting Regional Manager - Bay Delta Region - Napa, CA
Cottonwood Creek Wildlife Area - Merced & Santa Clara Counties
Julie Vance - Regional Manager - Central Region - Los Banos, CA
Current Adventures
Dan Crandall - Owner - Lotus, CA
Davey's Locker
- Newport Beach, CA
Divide Ranch
Mike & Kathy Landini - Elk Creek, CA
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Eldorado National Forest
Richard Thornburgh - Pacific Ranger District Ranger - Pollock Pines, CA
Farallon National Wildlife Refuge
Gerry McChesney - Refuge Manager - Fremont, CA
Inyo National Forest
- Mammoth Lakes, CA
Klamath National Forest
- Yreka, CA
Lassen National Forest
- Fall River Mills, CA
Los Padres National Forest
- Goleta, CA
Mendocino National Forest
- Willows, CA
Modoc National Forest
- Alturas, CA
Mountain & River Adventures
- Kernville, CA
Plumas National Forest
- Greenville, CA
Rainbow Pack Outfitters
Greg & Ruby Allen - Bishop, CA
San Bernardino National Forest
- San Bernardino, CA
San Luis Reservoir Wildlife Area - Merced & Santa Clara Counties
Dr. Jeffrey R. Single - Regional Manager - Central Region - Fresno, CA
Sandy Bar Ranch
Blythe Reis & Mark DuPont - Orleans, CA
Sequoia National Forest
- Springville, CA
Seven-Up Guest Ranch
- Fair Play, CA
Shasta-Trinity National Forest
- Redding, CA
Sierra National Forest
- Clovis, CA
Six Rivers National Forest
- Eureka, CA
Stanislaus National Forest
- Sonora, CA
Farm Ranch And Forest Retailers
Beartooth Capital Partners
Robert Keith - Managing Principal and Co-Founder - Bozeman, MT
California Outdoor Properties
Todd Renfrew - Broker & Owner - Vacaville, CA
CeCe & Robin Short
- California Outdoor Properties - Napa, CA
Cobacha, LLC
Kurt Oriol - Director - New York, NY
CoBank
Robert B. Engel - Chief Executive Officer - Greenwood Village, CO
Dow AgroSciences LLC
- Indianapolis, IN
Forest Safety Products
Forest Safety Products - Van Hornesville, NY
Live Water Properties
- Jackson, WY
Marty Renfrew
California Outdoor Properties - Real Estate Agent - Vacaville, CA
Mason & Morse Ranch Company, LLC
- Glenwood Springs, CO
Ron Morris
Ranch Marketing Associates - Broker and Founding Partner - Johnstown, CO
Roseville, California Regional Office
CoBank - Roseville, CA
Royce Worden
California Outdoor Properties - Real Estate Agent - Vacaville, CA
Todd Dye
California Outdoor Properties - Real Estate Agent - Vacaville, CA
Food Hubs and Farmers Markets
California Certified Farmers Market Program
- Sacramento, CA
Community Alliance with Family Farmers
- Davis, CA
Ecology Center
- Berkeley, CA
Good Eggs
- San Francisco, CA
SV Local Market
- San Jose, CA
Urban Village Farmers’ Market Association
- Fremont, CA
Grant Programs
Acorn Foundation
- Oakland, CA
Acres for America
Thomas E. Kelsch - Vice President, Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund - Washington, DC
Animal Protection Program
Melanie K. Anderson, Director - The Summerlee Foundation - Colorado Springs, CO
Audubon California Landowner Stewardship Program
Audubon California - Emeryville, CA
BoatUS Foundation Grassroots Grants
Alanna Keating - Alexandria, VA
Bring Back the Natives
Cara Rose - National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Western Partnership Office - Portland, OR
California Farmland Conservancy Program
California Department of Conservation - Sacramento, CA
California Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Program
Morgan Doran - University of California CES - Fairfield, CA
Celebrate Urban Birds
Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Ithaca, NY
Clean Water Act Section 319
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Washington, DC
Common Counsel Foundation
Laura Livoti - CEO - Oakland, CA
Conservation Partners Program
Eric Forward - Program Director, Central Region Working Lands - Bloomington, MN
Conservation Partners Program
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Todd Hogrefe - Washington, DC
Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund Grants
Kelly Bibb or David Dell - Grant Program Contacts - Atlanta, GA
Cooperative Watershed Management Program
Bureau of Reclamation Office of Program & Policy Services - Denver, CO
David and Lucile Packard Foundation - Local Grantmaking Program
- Los Altos, CA
Ecosystem Restoration Program
CDFW Water Branch - Sacramento, CA
Environmental Solutions for Communities
Carrie Clingan - Manager, Community-Based Conservation Programs - Washington, DC
Farm and Ranch Solid Waste Cleanup and Abatement Grant
CalRecycleCA
FishAmerica Foundation Conservation Grants
Ruth Jackson - Grants Manager - Alexandria, VA
Forestry on Indian Lands
U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs - Washington, DC
Fund-a-Farmer Project
Food Animal Concerns Trust - Chicago, IL
Keystone Initiatives
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Washington, DC
Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas (MCFA)
Yasuyuki Sugiura - President - New York, NY
National Wildlife Refuge Friends Group Grant Program
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Washington, DC
Organic Farming Research Foundation
Brise Tencer - Executive Director - Santa Cruz, CA
Pulling Together Initiative
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Washington, DC
ShadeFund
Marten Jenkins - President - Shepherdstown, WV
Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Program
Rob Hedberg - SARE Director - Washington, DC
The California Lichen Society (CALS)
- Fairfax, CA
The Conservation Alliance
John Sterling - Executive Director - Bend, OR
The FruitGuys Community Fund
Chris Mittelstaedt - Founder and Project DirectorCA
The Fund for Wild Nature
Jeff Petersen, Esq. - Executive Director - Kelso, WA
The Summerlee Foundation
Lynne Starnes - Director of Administration - Dallas, TX
TransNet Environmental Mitigation Program
SANDAG - San Diego, CA
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
U.S. Endowment for Forests and Communities Program
SFI and US Endowment for Forest and Communities Inc - Washington, DC
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentives Program (VPA-HIP)
NRCS
WaterSMART Grants
Josh German - U.S. Department of the Interior - Denver, CO
Western Aquatic Plant Management Society
Toni Pennington - Tetra Tech, Inc. - Portland, OR
Western SARE
Teryl R. Roper - Regional Coordinator - Logan, UT
Resource Conservation and Development Councils
Central Coast RC&D Council
Jeffery Rodriguez - Templeton, CA
Small Farm Resources
Agricultural Council of California
Emily Rooney - President - Sacramento, CA
Allied Grape Growers
Nat DiBuduo - President - Fresno, CA
American AgAppraisal
Hal Forcey, ARA - Santa Rosa, CA
American AgCredit, ACA
- Santa Rosa, CA
CA Farm Bureau Federation
- Sacramento, CA
California FarmLink
- Santa Cruz, CA
Community Alliance with Family Farmers
Diane Del Signore - Executive Director - Davis, CA
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Family Winemakers of California
Paul Kronenberg - President - Sacramento, CA
Farm Credit West, ACA
- Roseville, CA
FCS of Colusa Glenn, ACA
- Colusa, CA
Fresno-Madera Farm Credit, ACA
- Fresno, CA
Golden State Farm Credit, ACA
- Kingsburg, CA
Living Habitats
Heidi Natura, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP - Founder & Partner - Chicago, IL
Organic Harvest Network
Giuseppe Salvato & Peter Oszaczky - Berkeley, CA
Ranching For Profit School
Ranch Management Consultants, Inc. - Dave and Kathy Pratt - Fairfield, CA
Santa Clara County Farm Bureau
Jennifer Scheer - Executive Director - Morgan Hill, CA
Wellco Industries, Inc.
Ivy Ma - Vista, CA
Wildcrest Ranch
Alisa Carlson and Gary Gregory - Lakeport, CA
State Funding / Technical Resources
Biological Control Program
Mike Pitcairn - Program Manager - Sacramento, CA
CalFire Resource Management
- Sacramento, CA
California Certified Farmers Market Program
- Sacramento, CA
California Department of Conservation
John Lowrie - Sacramento, CA
California Department of Water Resources
- Sacramento, CA
California Farmland Conservation Program (Williamson Act)
John Lowrie - Division of Land Resource Protection - Sacramento, CA
California Forest Improvement Program
Jeffrey Calvert, Forestry Assistance - California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection - Sacramento, CA
California Forest Legacy Program
Jeff Calvert, Forest Stewardship Program Manager - California Dept. of Forestry & Fire Protection - Sacramento, CA
California Invasive Species Program
Habitat Conservation Planning Branch - California Department of Fish and Wildlife - Sacramento, CA
California Land Acquisition Program
Wildlife Conservation Board - Sacramento, CA
California Landowner Incentive Program
Heidi West - Sacramento, CA
California Noxious Weed Information Program
Dr. Dean KelchCA
California Public Access Program
- Wildlife Conservation Board - Sacramento, CA
California Rangeland, Grazing Land and Grassland Protection Program
John P. Donnelly - Executive Director, Wildlife Conservation Board - Sacramento, CA
California Riparian Habitat Conservation Program
Wildlife Conservation Board - Sacramento, CA
California Waterfowl Habitat Program
CA Dept of Fish and Wildlife - Sacramento, CA
California Watershed Program
- Sacramento, CA
Center for Invasive Species Management
Liz Galli-Noble - Director - Bozeman, MT
Center for Invasive Species Research
Mark Hoddle - Director of Center for Invasive Species Research, Extension Specialist - Riverside, CA
Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA) Habitat Restoration Program (HRP)
DOI Bureau of Reclamation - Sacramento, CA
Coho Salmon Habitat Enhancement Leading to Preservation Act (Coho HELP Act)
CDFW Fisheries Branch - Sacramento, CA
Division of Marketing Services
CA Department of Food and Agriculture - Sacramento, CA
Ecosystem Restoration on Agricultural Lands
Wildlife Conservation Board - Sacramento, CA
Ecosystem Restoration Program
CDFW Water Branch - Sacramento, CA
Farm and Ranch Solid Waste Cleanup and Abatement Grant
CalRecycleCA
Farmland Mapping and Monitoring Program
- Sacramento, CA
Fisheries Restoration Grant Program
CA Department of Fish and Wildlife - Sacramento, CA
Forest Conservation Program
Wildlife Conservation Board - Sacramento, CA
Habitat Enhancement and Restoration Program (General)
Wildlife Conservation Board - Sacramento, CA
Inland Wetland Conservation Program
Wildlife Conservation Board - Sacramento, CA
Keep Me Wild
California Department of Fish and Game - Sacramento, CA
LandSmart
Sonoma RCD - Santa Rosa, CA
Oak Woodlands Conservation Program
Wildlife Conservation Board - Sacramento, CA
Permanent Wetland Easement Program
Heidi West - Lead Coordinator - Comprehensive Wetland Habitat Program - Sacramento, CA
Prairie Grouse Partners
Ralph Rogers - Executive Director of the North American Grouse Partnership - Waverly, NE
Private Lands Wildlife Habitat Enhancement and Management Program (PLM)
CDFW Wildlife Branch - Sacramento, CA
Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Program
Victoria Barr - Sacramento, CA
Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program
California Department of Conservation - Division of Land Resource Protection - Sacramento, CA
The Environmental Enhancement And Mitigation Program
CA Natural Resources Agency - Sacramento, CA
Timberland Conservation Program
CDFW - Sacramento, CA
Sustainable Ag / Community Supported Agriculture
Agricultural Council of California
Emily Rooney - President - Sacramento, CA
Agricultural Institute of Marin
Amelia Spilger - Director of Communications - San Rafael, CA
Allstar Organics Products
Marty Jacobson & Janet Brown - Woodacre, CA
Alum Rock Village Farmers' Market
Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association - San Jose, CA
Balakian Farms
Amber Balakian - Owner & Manager - Reedley, CA
Beartooth Capital Partners
Robert Keith - Managing Principal and Co-Founder - Bozeman, MT
Berryessa Farmers' Market
Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association - Milpitas, CA
Blossom Hill Farmers’ Market
California Farmers' Markets Association - San Jose, CA
Blue Sky Blueberries
JJ Gonsalves - Owner/Grower - Valley Springs, CA
CA Farm Bureau Federation
- Sacramento, CA
California Avenue Farmers’ Market, Palo Alto
- Fremont, CA
California Certified Farmers Market Program
- Sacramento, CA
California Olive Ranch
Gregg Kelley - CEO - Chico, CA
California Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Program
Morgan Doran - University of California CES - Fairfield, CA
Cambrian Park Farmers’ Market
- Fremont, CA
Campbell Farmers’ Market
- Fremont, CA
Canvas Ranch
- Petaluma, CA
Chaffin Family Orchards
- Oroville, CA
Churn Creek Meadow Organic Farm
- Redding, CA
Community Alliance with Family Farmers
Diane Del Signore - Executive Director - Davis, CA
Covelo Organic
Tom Palley - Covelo, CA
DeepSeeded Community Farm
Eddie Tanner - Arcata, CA
Del Rio Botanical
Suzanne Peabody Ashworth - Peabody Ranch - West Sacramento, CA
Divide Ranch
Mike & Kathy Landini - Elk Creek, CA
East Santa Clara Street Farmers' Market
Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association - San Jose, CA
Eating with the Seasons LLC
Becky Herbert - President & CEO - South San Francisco, CA
Eatwell Farm
Nigel Walker - Dixon, CA
Evergreen Farmers' Market
Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association - San Jose, CA
Farm Fresh To You
- Capay, CA
First Light Farm
Jesse Pizzitola - Petaluma, CA
Flying Mule Farm
Dan Macon - Auburn, CA
Foggy River Farm
Emmett Hopkins - Healdsburg, CA
Frog Hollow Farm’s Happy Child CSA
- Brentwood, CA
Full Belly Farm
- Guinda, CA
Full Circle Assistants
Kathy Falcon - Organic Certification Applications Management - Temecula, CA
Garberville Community Farm
- Garberville, CA
Good Eggs
- San Francisco, CA
Good Humus Produce
Jeff & Annie Main - Capay, CA
Greenhearts Family Farm
- San Francisco, CA
GRUB Chico
Lee Callender - Chico, CA
Hanchett Avenue Farmers' Market
Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association - San Jose, CA
Hicksville Acres
Robert Hicks - Newcastle, CA
Hidden Villa CSA
Chris Overington - Executive Director - Los Altos Hills, CA
High Sierra Beef, Inc.
Jenny Cavaliere - Oregon House, CA
Jim & Deborah Durst
Durst Organic Growers - Esparto, CA
Kaiser Permanente San Jose Farmers' Market
Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association - San Jose, CA
Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Farmers' Market
Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association - Santa Clara, CA
Laguna Farm
Jennifer Branham - Sebastopol, CA
Leftcoast Grassfed
- Pescadero, CA
Live Power Community Farm
Stephen and Gloria Decater - Covelo, CA
Lucero Organic Farms
Ben, Karen and Curtis Lucero - Lodi, CA
Luna Farm
Frederic Diekmeyer - Willow Creek, CA
Mariquita Farm
- Watsonville, CA
Mendocino Organics
- Redwood Valley, CA
Milpitas Farmers' Market at ICC
Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association - Milpitas, CA
Morris Grassfed Beef
Joe and Julie Morris - San Juan Bautista, CA
Mountain Bounty Farm
John Tecklin - Nevada City, CA
Murray Family Farms
- Bakersfield, CA
Nevermore Farm
Ken Lindley and Deborah Raven-Lindley - Arbuckle, CA
Noyo Hill Farm
- Fort Bragg, CA
Orchard Farms
Kenneth Orchard - Sebastopol, CA
Organic Harvest Network
Giuseppe Salvato & Peter Oszaczky - Berkeley, CA
Orman Ranch
- Crescent City, CA
Owens Acres LLC
Mike & Laura Owens - Placerville, CA
Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association
- Concord, CA
Petaluma Bounty Community Farm
Lennie Larkin - Farm Manager - Petaluma, CA
Platte River Ag Services, Inc.
Ron Zurlinden, P.E. - Owner - Golden, CO
Rancho Piccolo
David and Michelle Silveira - Atwater, CA
Raphael Garden and CSA
- Fair Oaks, CA
Redwood Roots Farm
Janet Czarnecki - Arcata, CA
Riverdog Farm
Tim Mueller and Trini Campbell - Guinda, CA
Riverhill Farm
Alan Haight and Jo McProud - Nevada City, CA
San Jose Downtown Farmers' Market
Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association - San Jose, CA
Sandy Bar Ranch
Blythe Reis & Mark DuPont - Orleans, CA
Santa Clara Farmers’ Market
- Fremont, CA
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Farmers' Market
Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association - San Jose, CA
Santa Teresa Farmers' Market
Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association - San Jose, CA
Shannon Ridge Vineyards & Winery
- Clearlake Oaks, CA
Sierra View Farms
Rob and Candy White - Snelling, CA
Singing Frogs Farm
Elizabeth and Paul Kaiser - Sebastopol, CA
Soil Born Farms
Shawn Harrison and Janet Whalen Zeller - Rancho Cordova, CA
Soul Food Farm
Alexis and Eric Koefoed - Vacaville, CA
Student Farm at UC Davis
Raoul Adamchak - Market Garden/CSA Coordinator at Student Farm - Davis, CA
Sunnyvale Farmers’ Market
- Fremont, CA
Terra Firma Farms
- Winters, CA
The Natural Trading Company
- Newcastle, CA
Tierra Miguel Foundation and Farm
- Pauma Valley, CA
Tierra Vegetables
Evie Truxaw - Santa Rosa, CA
Trail's End Farm
Jason & Rhonda Meadows - Janesville, CA
Urban Village Farmers’ Market Association
- Fremont, CA
VA Palo Alto Farmers' Market
Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association - Palo Alto, CA
Vallco Farmers' Market
Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association - Cupertino, CA
Valley End Farm
Sharon Grossi - Santa Rosa, CA
Western SARE
Teryl R. Roper - Regional Coordinator - Logan, UT
Wild Rose Ranch
Elli and Balyn - Santa Rosa, CA
Wildcrest Ranch
Alisa Carlson and Gary Gregory - Lakeport, CA
Willow Creek Ranch
John Orr - Mountain Ranch, CA
Wise Acre Farm
Mary Fahey - Arbuckle, CA
Wogoman's Farm
Coleen Wogoman - Anderson, CA
USDA - FSA Programs
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Biomass Crop Assistance Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Conservation Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Forest Restoration Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Operating Loans & Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Ownership Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farmable Wetlands Program (FWP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Grassland Reserve Program- REPEALED
USDA Farm Service Agency
Guaranteed Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Forage Disaster Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Indemnity Program
USDA FSA
Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Program
Victoria Barr - Sacramento, CA
Source Water Protection Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Transition Incentives Program (TIP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Tree Assistance Program (TAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
USDA - NRCS Programs
Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP)- REPEALED
Mark Parson - Program Contact
California Conservation Stewardship Program
Alan Forkey - Program ManagerCA
California Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Alan Forkey - USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service - Davis, CA
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)
Stacy Swartwood - National CIG Program Analyst - Washington, DC
Conservation of Private Grazing Land (CPGL)
Conservation Security Program
Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA)
NRCS
Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI)- REPEALED
Corvallis Plant Materials Center
Annie Young-Mathews - PMC Manager - Corvallis, OR
Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP)
Fred Reaves - National Emergency Watershed Protection Program Manager
Emergency Watershed Protection Program- Floodplain Easement
Jason Weller, Chief - USDA-NRCS - Washington, DC
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
NRCS
EQIP Organic Initiative
Lindsay Haines - EQIP Specialist for Organic
Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP)- REPEALED
Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc.
- Tampa, FL
Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) REPEALED
Great Basin Plant Materials Center
Christopher Bernau - Rangeland Management Specialist - Fallon, NV
Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP)
USDA NRCS
Lockeford Plant Materials Center
Margaret Smither-Kopperl - PMC Manager - Lockeford, CA
National Grazing Lands Coalition
Kimberli Stine - National GLC Coordinator - Fort Worth, TX
National Water Quality Initiative
USDA NRCS
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
Ramon Ortiz - PMC Manager (acting) - Beltsville, MD
Platte River Ag Services, Inc.
Ron Zurlinden, P.E. - Owner - Golden, CO
Regional Conservation Partnership Program
Louis Aspey, Chief of Staff - Regional Conservationist - Washington, DC
Small scale solutions for your farm
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
Tucson Plant Materials Center
Heather Dial - PMC Manager - Tucson, AZ
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program
USDA NRCS
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentives Program (VPA-HIP)
NRCS
Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program (WREP)- REPEALED
Garry Lee - Acting Director, Easement Programs Division - Washington, DC
Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP)- REPEALED
- Washington, DC
Working Lands for Wildlife
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
USDA Programs - Other
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program
Denis Ebodaghe - National Program Leader - Division of Agricultural Systems - Washington, DC
Celebrate Urban Birds
Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Ithaca, NY
Conservation Reserve Program Longleaf Pine Initiative
Farm Labor Housing Loans and Grants
USDA Rural Development
Farmers Market Promotion Program
Douglas Keeler, Director - Farmers Markets and Local Food Marketing
Food Linc
Jim Barham - USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
Local Food Promotion Program
Nicole Nelson Miller - LFPP Program Manager - Washington, DC
New Farmers
USDA
Organic Certification Cost Share Programs
Rita Meade - OCCSP Coordinator - Washington, DC
Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program
Lori Washington - USDA Rural Development Loan Specialist
Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Program
Rob Hedberg - SARE Director - Washington, DC
The Advanced Biofuel Payment Program
Business and Cooperative Programs - National Office, USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)
- Washington, DC
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development
Western SARE
Teryl R. Roper - Regional Coordinator - Logan, UT

 Farm Resources

   
Articles on Farm Resources
pdf Fifth annual cover crop survey results
By:

The 2016-2017 cover crop survey report from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension (SARE) program, Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) and American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is now available.& ...

pdf IFDM Landowner Manual Appendices-Plants for IFDM, laws, etc

The Center for Irrigation Technology has published an exhaustive  Landowner's Manual for Managing Agricultural Irrigation Drainage Water, A guide for developing Integrated On-Farm Drainage Management Systems.

pdf IFDM, Glossary of technical terms for Integrated Farm Drainage Management

The Center for Irrigation Technology has published an exhaustive  Landowner's Manual for Managing Agricultural Irrigation Drainage Water, A guide for developing Integrated On-Farm Drainage Management Systems.

pdf IFDM Laws & Regulations

The Center for Irrigation Technology has published an exhaustive  Landowner's Manual for Managing Agricultural Irrigation Drainage Water, A guide for developing Integrated On-Farm Drainage Management Systems.

pdf IFDM References

The Center for Irrigation Technology has published an exhaustive  Landowner's Manual for Managing Agricultural Irrigation Drainage Water, A guide for developing Integrated On-Farm Drainage Management Systems.

pdf IFDM Economics

The Center for Irrigation Technology has published an exhaustive  Landowner's Manual for Managing Agricultural Irrigation Drainage Water, A guide for developing Integrated On-Farm Drainage Management Systems.

pdf IFDM, Irrigation Drainage Water and Effects on Wildlife

The Center for Irrigation Technology has published an exhaustive  Landowner's Manual for Managing Agricultural Irrigation Drainage Water, A guide for developing Integrated On-Farm Drainage Management Systems.

pdf IFDM, Plant Selection for Integrated Farm Drainage Management

The Center for Irrigation Technology has published an exhaustive  Landowner's Manual for Managing Agricultural Irrigation Drainage Water, A guide for developing Integrated On-Farm Drainage Management Systems.

pdf IFDM, Drainage Water Characteristics

The Center for Irrigation Technology has published an exhaustive  Landowner's Manual for Managing Agricultural Irrigation Drainage Water, A guide for developing Integrated On-Farm Drainage Management Systems.

pdf IFDM, Salt Management Using Integration Farm Drainage Management

The Center for Irrigation Technology has published an exhaustive  Landowner's Manual for Managing Agricultural Irrigation Drainage Water, A guide for developing Integrated On-Farm Drainage Management Systems.

pdf IFDM, Impact of Geology and Soils on Drainage Water

The Center for Irrigation Technology has published an exhaustive  Landowner's Manual for Managing Agricultural Irrigation Drainage Water, A guide for developing Integrated On-Farm Drainage Management Systems.

pdf IFDM, Integrated Farm Drainage Management introduction

The Center for Irrigation Technology has published an exhaustive  Landowner's Manual for Managing Agricultural Irrigation Drainage Water, A guide for developing Integrated On-Farm Drainage Management Systems.

Cooperative Extension Service
By:

The cooperative extension service is designed to help people use research based knowledge to improve their land.  Administered through thousands of county extension offices, extension brings land-grant expertise to the most local of levels in affiliation with the state's designated land-grant universities.& ...

Cover Crop Economics Tool

The Cover Crop Economics Tool is a user-friendly economic assessment tool to assess the costs and benefits of incorporating cover crops into a crop rotation. The tool assesses both the short term and long term expected costs and benefits. For questions, please contact Bryon Kirwan, bryon.kirwan@il.usda.gov.

Download: Cover Crop Economics Tool

Land Link: Connecting retiring landowners and beginning farmers to keep agriculture alive
By:

Land Link is a valuable program that connects beginning farmers with retiring landowners to faciliate farm transfers. UPDATE: The Land Link Program was retired in 2016 and will be replaced by the Hank Rohling Land Legacy Program.

Greenbook Plant Protection Product Search

Greenbook.net has an extensive database of chemical product information that you can use to help control unwanted plants. You can search by plant name and the database will list what chemicals you could use. If you need to know more about a specific chemical, you can type it in and search for product info. You need to register with the site to get the detailed information.  Some chemicals require a pesticide license.

Pioneer® Field360™

DuPont Pioneer is bringing the next generation of powerful Web-based field management tools to growers with the introduction of Pioneer® Field360™ Select software. This new subscription service combines field-by-field data with real-time agronomic and weather information to help growers make informed management decisions.  Check out Field360 Select.

"Pioneer®Field360 Select software guides growers to better use the field data they have collected, currently and in prior years, to increase farm productivity and profitability," says Justin Heath, DuPont Pioneer new services manager.

UPDATE:

The Pioneer® Field360™ website is no longer available. EncircaSM Services is the current DuPont Pioneer program that combines the latest technology for weather, soils, agronomy and analytics to help agricultural producers maximize crop yields and reduce risk. Contact your DuPont Pioneer Sales Professional for more information.

AgBizEnvironment™

AgBizEnvironment gives you the ability to account for environmental impacts when analyzing business decisions.

AgBizEnvironment utilizes various components to measure and track environmental aspects of crop and livestock production. Aspects include pesticide, herbicide, fertilizer, and energy use, as well as tillage and land management practices. Combined with other AgBiz Logic tools, users can compare environmental, economic and financial tradeoffs.

An example of a component utilized by AgBizEnvironment is the Environmental Impact Quotient (EIQ) developed by Cornell University. The EIQ measures the effect of various pesticides and herbicides on consumers, workers, and ecosystems.

Learn more about EIQ and other AgBizEnvironment components when you sign up for AgBiz Logic.

AgLease™

AgLease™ is a computer program designed to assist growers and landowners establish equitable crop share and cash rent lease agreements. With AgLease™ you can easily comprehend and evaluate the potential risks associated with annual and long-term leases, reevaluate current leases, or changing cropping systems. AgLease™ estimatesmachinery, labor, and production input costs as well as fruit size, grade, and total yield for calculating returns for crops with multiple establishment and production years. The program allows you to inflate specific return and input cost items over time to analyze the net present value, internal rate of return, and financial feasibility for a crop share and cash rent lease.

AgLease™ is free to use and requires users to register with the AgTools website and obtain a license.

UPDATE:

The AgTools™ web site is currently unavailable. If you are requesting a AgProfit™, AgLease™, or AgFinance™ program, a license file, or need other assistance please contact Clark Seavert, clark.seavert@oregonstate.edu.

The new online program AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC will replace the AgTools™ suite of software programs. This exciting new program will be released about September 1, 2015. You can track the progress of the AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC program by following us on Facebook or Twitter.

View the AgLease™ Presentation

AgFinance™

AgFinance™ is a computer program designed to assist agricultural producers make long-run decisions on a whole farm and ranch basis. You can load scenario files from AgProfit™ and AgLease™ into AgFinance™ to analyze your farm’s financial ratios and performance measures, which include working liquidity, solvency, profitability, debt repayment capacity, and efficiency. You can change the number of units in each scenario and observe the financial effects of implementing technologies, adding value to your products, conservation practices, changing cropping systems or livestock enterprises, or leasing additional land.  Visit AgFinance™

UPDATE:

The AgTools™ web site is currently unavailable. If you are requesting a AgProfit™, AgLease™, or AgFinance™ program, a license file, or need other assistance please contact Clark Seavert, clark.seavert@oregonstate.edu.

The new online program AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC will replace the AgTools™ suite of software programs. This exciting new program will be released about September 1, 2015. You can track the progress of the AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC program by following us on Facebook or Twitter.

AgProfit™

AgProfit™ is a computer program designed to assist agricultural producers make long-run decisions when implementing technologies to a specific crop or analyzing cropping systems. AgProfit™ estimates machinery, labor, and production input costs as well as fruit size, grade, and total yield for calculating returns for crops with multiple establishment and production years. The program allows you to inflate specific return and input cost items over time to analyze the net present value, internal rate of return, and financial feasibility when implementing a particular technology, making minor changes to returns or input costs, or comparing cropping systems.

AgProfit™ is free to use and requires users to register with the AgTools website and obtain a license.

View the AgProfit™ presentation

UPDATE:

The AgTools™ web site is currently unavailable. If you are requesting a AgProfit™, AgLease™, or AgFinance™ program, a license file, or need other assistance please contact Clark Seavert, clark.seavert@oregonstate.edu.

The new online program AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC will replace the AgTools™ suite of software programs. This exciting new program will be released about September 1, 2015. You can track the progress of the AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC program by following us on Facebook or Twitter.

pdf Ranching as a Conservation Strategy: Can Old Ranchers Save the New West?
By:

Working ranches are often promoted as means of private rangeland conservation because they can safeguard ecosystem services, protect open space, and maintain traditional ranching culture.

AgroClimate

AgroClimate is an innovative web-resource for decision-support and learning, providing interactive tools and climate information to improve crop management decisions and reduce production risks associated with climate variability, climate change, and extreme weather events. Users can monitor variables of interest such as growing degree days, chill hours, freeze risk, disease risks for selected crops, and current and projected drought conditions. Users can also learn about the impacts of climate cycles affecting the Southeastern United States, such as the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO).

AgroClimate uses crop simulation models along with historic, current, and forecasted climate data to allow decision makers to compare changes in probable outcomes under different climate conditions.

Water and carbon footprint calculators on AgroClimate can provide system-specific estimates of how efficiently water and energy are being used. AgroClimate also includes educational resources, including videos and fact sheets, about management practices and technologies that can help improve efficiency of production and decrease the vulnerability of agricultural systems to climate variability and change.

AgroClimate is regularly used during training events for County Extension faculty and during workshops with agricultural producers. Its modular platform allows for an easy replication in other geographies and for content expansion.

What are Food Hubs
By:

A Food Hub is a business or organization that actively manages the aggregation, distribution, and marketing of course-identified food products primarily from local and regional producers to strengthen their ability to satisfy wholesale, retail, and institutional demand.

pdf National Organic Farming Handbook
By:

The handbook describes organic systems and identifies key resources to guide conservation planning and implementation on organic farms. Producers and other audiences may also find the handbook useful, particularly the resources listed in various sections.

pdf 2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation
By:

The 2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation was prepared as an introduction for fish and wildlife conservation providers – the on-the-ground biologists and conservation partners who help deliver Farm Bill conservation programs to landowners.

pdf Farmer's Tax Guide
By:

This publication explains how the federal tax laws apply to farming. Use this publication as a guide to figure your taxes and complete your farm tax return.& ...

Let’s Get Serious About Conservation
By:

This Farm and Dairy article explains how conservation is a journey for our country.

Conservation Buffers on your Land

Considering conservation buffers on your land?  The USDA has 250,000 or more buffer contracts with about 160,000 farms and ranches. They may be a good choice for your land and for the environment.

pdf Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities: A Guide to Federal Programs for Sustainable Agriculture, Forestry, Entrepreneurship, Conservation, Food Systems, and Community Development
By:

This guide lists funding opportunities offered by federal programs, and is indispensable for anyone seeking government help to foster their innovative enterprise in forestry and agriculture.

AgPlan™

AgPlan™ helps rural business owners develop a business plan. To use AgPlan you first need to register and setup a password to access your business plan.  Once you have registered, you can login to AgPlan using your email address and your password.
Everyone can use AgPlan—for FREE.

  • Develop your own business plan
  • Learn what you need to include in your plan with Tips & Resources
  • View Sample business plans for ideas
  • Share your plan—print, download and work with your own Reviewers

AgPlan™ is brought to you by the Center for Farm Financial Management. Regents of the University of Minnesota

Farm Bill Toolbox

On July 1, 2014, the University of Illinois as the lead university for the National Coalition for Producer Education (NCPE) entered into a cooperative agreement with the Farm Service Agency for development of web-based decision tools to help producers and farm owners with the decisions and programs in the Farm Bill.  This effort will involve the development of three different tools by the Illinois-led NCPE, as well as training, education, outreach and analysis on the tools and programs:  (1) a tool for the ARC/PLC program decision, including base acre reallocation, payment yield updating and SCO/STAX; (2) a tool for the new dairy Margin Protection Program and Livestock Gross Margin-Dairy insurance policy; and (3) a tool for the new Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) provisions regarding buy-up coverage.

The University of Illinois-NCPE proposal envisioned using the farmdoc platform as a user-friendly, one-stop resource for all aspects of the Farm Bill program decisions.  To that end, we introduce the Farm Bill Toolbox (available here) as the dedicated site for producers, landowners and others interested in the programs.  It will house the specific web-based tools being developed, as well as training, education, outreach and analysis materials.  These materials will include webinars and answers to frequently asked questions. Additionally, general conclusions gleaned from analysis of the programs within the real-world context of prices, yields and risk, coupled with what is learned from developing and running the tools.  We also envision providing some basic guidance or "rules of thumb" that producers can use as they need.  Like any good toolbox, the Farm Bill Toolbox will contain a range of items and materials - the tools - to serve the widest variety of producers and situational needs.  Not everyone will make use of the specific tools, or the articles analyzing the programs.  But the tools will be available for anyone who seeks information, and at levels intended to fit varying degrees of informational needs.

The Farm Bill Toolbox is currently under construction and will remain under construction as the web tools, analysis and other information are being developed.  It currently houses a limited amount of material taken from previous articles and work that remain relevant to this effort and the pending producer decisions.  It will be updated as the tools and materials are developed and become available for public release.  Information and links to the tools will also be available on the FSA website.

The website and the tools will be important, valuable resources for producers, but the key to the NCPE proposal are the coalition partners who will be working on tool development, training, education, outreach and analysis. 

Forest Loss on the Rebound: Sustaining Investments for America's Natural Resource Future
By:

Cool Farm Tool

The Cool Farm Tool (CFT) is an online greenhouse gas calculator that is free for growers to help them measure the carbon footprint of crop and livestock products. The CFT is an online, farm-level greenhouse gas emissions calculator based on empirical research from a broad range of published data sets. It is designed to be intuitive and easy to complete based on information that a farmer will have readily available. Click here to go to the Cool Farm Tool

Farm Resources Organizations & Professionals
There are 303 resources serving Santa Clara County in the following categories:
map itMap of Farm Resources Organizations & Professionals serving Santa Clara County
Agronomists and Crop Advisers
American Grazing Lands Services LLC
Jim & Dawn Gerrish - May, ID
Conservation Districts
California Association of Resource Conservation Districts
Karen Buhr - Executive Director - Sacramento, CA
Guadalupe-Coyote Resource Conservation District
Stephanie Moreno - Executive Director - San Jose, CA
Loma Prieta Resource Conservation District
Dina Iden - Executive Director - Gilroy, CA
Cooperative Extension
UCCE Santa Clara County
Sheila Barry - County Director - San Jose, CA
University of California Cooperative Extension: Poultry
Maurice Pitesky - Veterinarian/Assistant Specialist in Cooperative Extension - Davis, CA
Farm Equipment Sales and Service
Agri Drain
Charlie Schafer - President - Adair, IA
American Grazing Lands Services LLC
Jim & Dawn Gerrish - May, ID
Amerine Systems, Inc.
- Oakdale, CA
Butte County Rice Growers Association
Carl Hoff - President and CEO - Richvale, CA
Cobacha, LLC
Kurt Oriol - Director - New York, NY
Copps Irrigation, Inc.
- Adin, CA
COR Enterprises
Tony Braunstadter - Woodshop Manager - Billings, MT
DripWorks
- Willits, CA
Forest Safety Products
Forest Safety Products - Van Hornesville, NY
On Target Spray Systems
Progressive Grower Technologies, Inc. - Mt. Angel, OR
Rain For Rent, Inc.
- San Joaquin, CA
Rain For Rent, Inc.
- Bakersfield, CA
Rain For Rent, Inc.
- Imperial, CA
Ranch Supply
- Burnet, TX
Salt Creek Growers
- Hayfork, CA
Farm Ranch And Forest Retailers
Beartooth Capital Partners
Robert Keith - Managing Principal and Co-Founder - Bozeman, MT
California Outdoor Properties
Todd Renfrew - Broker & Owner - Vacaville, CA
CeCe & Robin Short
- California Outdoor Properties - Napa, CA
Cobacha, LLC
Kurt Oriol - Director - New York, NY
CoBank
Robert B. Engel - Chief Executive Officer - Greenwood Village, CO
Dow AgroSciences LLC
- Indianapolis, IN
Forest Safety Products
Forest Safety Products - Van Hornesville, NY
Live Water Properties
- Jackson, WY
Marty Renfrew
California Outdoor Properties - Real Estate Agent - Vacaville, CA
Mason & Morse Ranch Company, LLC
- Glenwood Springs, CO
Ron Morris
Ranch Marketing Associates - Broker and Founding Partner - Johnstown, CO
Roseville, California Regional Office
CoBank - Roseville, CA
Royce Worden
California Outdoor Properties - Real Estate Agent - Vacaville, CA
Todd Dye
California Outdoor Properties - Real Estate Agent - Vacaville, CA
Federal and State Tax Incentives and Programs
Agricultural Land Property Value Assessment
CA
California Conservation Easement Act
CA
Current Agricultural Use Value
- Ohio Department of Agriculture Office of Farmland Preservation - Reynoldsburg, OH
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center - Raleigh, NC
Exemption for Farm Equipment and Machinery
CA
Federal Endangered Species Tax Deduction
US Fish and Wildlife Service - Arlington, VA
Natural Heritage Preservation Tax Credit (State CE Tax Credit)
- Sacramento, CA
Open-Space Property Value Assessment
CA
Scenic Deed Easement Act
CA
Timberland Production Zone
CA
Williamson Act (California Land Conservation Act)
- California Department of Conservation, Division of Land Resource Protection - Sacramento, CA
Williamson Act- Easement Exchange
California Department of Conservation - Sacramento, CA
Williamson Act- Farmland Security Zone
California Department of Conservation - Sacramento, CA
Federal Incentives
Legacy Resource Management Program
Derrick Golla - Legacy Program Support Staff - Washington, DC
Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Program
U.S. Department of Defense - Washington, DC
Sustainable Ranges Initiative
John Conger, Acting Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations & Environment) - US Department of Defense
Irrigation Suppliers and Contractors
Agri Drain
Charlie Schafer - President - Adair, IA
BountiGel
mOasis Inc - Union City, CA
California Turf and Irrigation Supply
- Hesperia, CA
Maximized Water Management LLC
William (Bill) Fuchs - Owner - Chester, ID
Netafim Drip-Micro Irrigation Products
Netafim USA - Fresno, CA
Pump Monitor
PowWow Energy, Inc. - Sunnyvale, CA
Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Chris Roth - President - Deshler, NE
Tule Evapotranspiration
Tule Technologies Inc - Tom Shapland - Concord, CA
Mapping/Cartographic and GIS services
Accurate Surveying and Mapping, P.C.
Nathan Dang - Professional Land Surveyor - Boise, ID
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Farmland Mapping and Monitoring Program
- Sacramento, CA
Forester's Co-Op
- Grass Valley, CA
GreenInfo Network
Dan Rademacher - Executive Director - Oakland, CA
James Armstrong
Rare Earth Science, LLC - Principal Geologist - Gunnison, CO
James L. Able Forestry Consultants, Inc.
- Eureka, CA
Living Habitats
Heidi Natura, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP - Founder & Partner - Chicago, IL
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc.
Michael Lester - Portland, OR
Ninyo & Moore
- San Diego, CA
Paul Lackovic
Deer Creek Resources - GIS Manager - Chico, CA
Pete Dangermond
The Dangermond Group - Sacramento, CA
Tierra Resource Management
Steve Kohlmann, Ph.D., CWB - Principal - Fairfield, CA
Western Ecosystems Technology, Inc
California Branch Office - Arcata, CA
WRA Environmental Consultants
- San Rafael, CA
Mediators
Barri Kaplan Bonapart
Bonapart & Associates - Sausalito, CA
Bette B. Epstein
Reed Smith LLP - San Francisco, CA
Herb Schwartz
Change Mediation - Garberville, CA
Neil F. Horton
Horton West & Chambers LLP - Oakland, CA
Olivia Boyce-Abel
Family Lands Consulting - Santa Cruz, CA
Resource Analytical & Management Group, LLC
Billy K. Lemons - President & Principal Consultant - Nacogdoches, TX
Rhonda Pearson
California Certified Agricultural Mediation Program - Common Ground Center for Cooperative Solutions
UC Davis Extension - Davis, CA
Riparian and Wetlands Specialists
Ashley Tuggle, M.E.M.
Great Ecology - Ecologist - La Jolla, CA
Country Natural Beef
Wes Davies - Customer Service - Burns, OR
David Olson
Conservation Earth Consulting - Conservation & Restoration Expert - Burbank, CA
Ducks Unlimited
- Western Regional Office - Rancho Cordova, CA
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Hugh Barrett
Sage Advice - President - Long Beach, WA
HWR Engineering & Science
Mike Wilson - Arcata, CA
James Armstrong
Rare Earth Science, LLC - Principal Geologist - Gunnison, CO
Living Habitats
Heidi Natura, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP - Founder & Partner - Chicago, IL
Marstel-Day, LLC
- Fredericksburg, VA
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc.
Michael Lester - Portland, OR
Ralph Vigil
Restoration Resources - Director of Habitat Management - Rocklin, CA
River Partners
John Carlton - President - Chico, CA
Robert Veldman
K·Coe Conservation - Land Consultant - Loveland, CO
Salix Applied Earthcare
- Redding, CA
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - Littleton, CO
Stuntzner Engineering and Forestry
Ron and Joyce Stuntzner - Coos Bay, OR
Tehama Environmental Solutions, Inc.
Jeff Souza - President and Senior Biologist - Red Bluff, CA
Tierra Resource Management
Steve Kohlmann, Ph.D., CWB - Principal - Fairfield, CA
Western Ecosystems Technology, Inc
California Branch Office - Arcata, CA
Wetland Resources, LLC
Ed Flynn - Sausalito, CA
Seed / Seedling Suppliers
American Grazing Lands Services LLC
Jim & Dawn Gerrish - May, ID
American Tree Seedling
- Bainbridge, GA
ArborGen
- Ridgeville, SC
ATS Partners, LLC
Chuck Whittaker - Bainbridge, GA
Bell Brothers, Inc.
- Claxton, GA
Brent and Becky's Bulbs
- Gloucester, VA
Buckeye Nursery, Inc
- Perry, FL
Central Florida Lands & Timber Nursery, L.L.C.
- Mayo, FL
Chestnut Hill Nursery & Orchards
- Alachua, FL
Corvallis Plant Materials Center
Annie Young-Mathews - PMC Manager - Corvallis, OR
Deep South Growers
- Douglas, GA
DeepSouth Pine Nursery, Inc.
Gary Cannon, John Manning, Jim Hasty - Bascom, FL
Dwight Stansel Farm Nursery
- Wellborn, FL
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Forest Seeds of California
- Placerville, CA
Foundation Plant Services
UC Davis - Davis, CA
Great Basin Natives
- Holden, UT
Great Basin Plant Materials Center
Christopher Bernau - Rangeland Management Specialist - Fallon, NV
Hedgerow Farms
Jeff Quiter - Nursery and Habitat Manager - Winters, CA
High Mowing Organic Seeds
Tom Stearns - Founder/Head Seedsman - Wolcott, VT
Ivy Garth Seeds & Plants, Inc.
- Chesterland, OH
J. R. Simplot Company
- Boise, ID
Johnny's Selected Seeds
Harry Fraser - General Manager - Winslow, ME
Living Habitats
Heidi Natura, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP - Founder & Partner - Chicago, IL
Lockeford Plant Materials Center
Margaret Smither-Kopperl - PMC Manager - Lockeford, CA
Native Seeds-SEARCH
- Tucson, AZ
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
Ramon Ortiz - PMC Manager (acting) - Beltsville, MD
Osborne Seed Company, LLC
Chris Osborne - Mount Vernon, WA
Ranchland Development Inc.
Roland N. Spencer - Founder - Winfield, KS
Rock Bridge Trees
David Hughes - Bethpage, TN
Speedling, Inc.
- Ruskin, FL
Superior Trees, Inc.
- Lee , FL
The Vetiver Network International
- Bellingham, WA
The Westervelt Co.
- Tuscaloosa, AL
Tucson Plant Materials Center
Heather Dial - PMC Manager - Tucson, AZ
Utah Seed
Orson Boyce - Bothwell, UT
Wildflower Farm
- Coldwater, ON
Soil / Water Testing Labs
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Perry Agricultural Laboratory
- Bowling Green, MO
Resource Analytical & Management Group, LLC
Billy K. Lemons - President & Principal Consultant - Nacogdoches, TX
State Funding / Technical Resources
Biological Control Program
Mike Pitcairn - Program Manager - Sacramento, CA
CalFire Resource Management
- Sacramento, CA
California Certified Farmers Market Program
- Sacramento, CA
California Department of Conservation
John Lowrie - Sacramento, CA
California Department of Water Resources
- Sacramento, CA
California Farmland Conservation Program (Williamson Act)
John Lowrie - Division of Land Resource Protection - Sacramento, CA
California Forest Improvement Program
Jeffrey Calvert, Forestry Assistance - California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection - Sacramento, CA
California Forest Legacy Program
Jeff Calvert, Forest Stewardship Program Manager - California Dept. of Forestry & Fire Protection - Sacramento, CA
California Invasive Species Program
Habitat Conservation Planning Branch - California Department of Fish and Wildlife - Sacramento, CA
California Land Acquisition Program
Wildlife Conservation Board - Sacramento, CA
California Landowner Incentive Program
Heidi West - Sacramento, CA
California Noxious Weed Information Program
Dr. Dean KelchCA
California Public Access Program
- Wildlife Conservation Board - Sacramento, CA
California Rangeland, Grazing Land and Grassland Protection Program
John P. Donnelly - Executive Director, Wildlife Conservation Board - Sacramento, CA
California Riparian Habitat Conservation Program
Wildlife Conservation Board - Sacramento, CA
California Waterfowl Habitat Program
CA Dept of Fish and Wildlife - Sacramento, CA
California Watershed Program
- Sacramento, CA
Center for Invasive Species Management
Liz Galli-Noble - Director - Bozeman, MT
Center for Invasive Species Research
Mark Hoddle - Director of Center for Invasive Species Research, Extension Specialist - Riverside, CA
Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA) Habitat Restoration Program (HRP)
DOI Bureau of Reclamation - Sacramento, CA
Coho Salmon Habitat Enhancement Leading to Preservation Act (Coho HELP Act)
CDFW Fisheries Branch - Sacramento, CA
Division of Marketing Services
CA Department of Food and Agriculture - Sacramento, CA
Ecosystem Restoration on Agricultural Lands
Wildlife Conservation Board - Sacramento, CA
Ecosystem Restoration Program
CDFW Water Branch - Sacramento, CA
Farm and Ranch Solid Waste Cleanup and Abatement Grant
CalRecycleCA
Farmland Mapping and Monitoring Program
- Sacramento, CA
Fisheries Restoration Grant Program
CA Department of Fish and Wildlife - Sacramento, CA
Forest Conservation Program
Wildlife Conservation Board - Sacramento, CA
Habitat Enhancement and Restoration Program (General)
Wildlife Conservation Board - Sacramento, CA
Inland Wetland Conservation Program
Wildlife Conservation Board - Sacramento, CA
Keep Me Wild
California Department of Fish and Game - Sacramento, CA
LandSmart
Sonoma RCD - Santa Rosa, CA
Oak Woodlands Conservation Program
Wildlife Conservation Board - Sacramento, CA
Permanent Wetland Easement Program
Heidi West - Lead Coordinator - Comprehensive Wetland Habitat Program - Sacramento, CA
Prairie Grouse Partners
Ralph Rogers - Executive Director of the North American Grouse Partnership - Waverly, NE
Private Lands Wildlife Habitat Enhancement and Management Program (PLM)
CDFW Wildlife Branch - Sacramento, CA
Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Program
Victoria Barr - Sacramento, CA
Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program
California Department of Conservation - Division of Land Resource Protection - Sacramento, CA
The Environmental Enhancement And Mitigation Program
CA Natural Resources Agency - Sacramento, CA
Timberland Conservation Program
CDFW - Sacramento, CA
USDA - FSA Programs
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Biomass Crop Assistance Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Conservation Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Forest Restoration Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Operating Loans & Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Ownership Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farmable Wetlands Program (FWP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Grassland Reserve Program- REPEALED
USDA Farm Service Agency
Guaranteed Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Forage Disaster Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Indemnity Program
USDA FSA
Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Program
Victoria Barr - Sacramento, CA
Source Water Protection Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Transition Incentives Program (TIP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Tree Assistance Program (TAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
USDA - NRCS Programs
Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP)- REPEALED
Mark Parson - Program Contact
California Conservation Stewardship Program
Alan Forkey - Program ManagerCA
California Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Alan Forkey - USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service - Davis, CA
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)
Stacy Swartwood - National CIG Program Analyst - Washington, DC
Conservation of Private Grazing Land (CPGL)
Conservation Security Program
Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA)
NRCS
Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI)- REPEALED
Corvallis Plant Materials Center
Annie Young-Mathews - PMC Manager - Corvallis, OR
Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP)
Fred Reaves - National Emergency Watershed Protection Program Manager
Emergency Watershed Protection Program- Floodplain Easement
Jason Weller, Chief - USDA-NRCS - Washington, DC
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
NRCS
EQIP Organic Initiative
Lindsay Haines - EQIP Specialist for Organic
Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP)- REPEALED
Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc.
- Tampa, FL
Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) REPEALED
Great Basin Plant Materials Center
Christopher Bernau - Rangeland Management Specialist - Fallon, NV
Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP)
USDA NRCS
Lockeford Plant Materials Center
Margaret Smither-Kopperl - PMC Manager - Lockeford, CA
National Grazing Lands Coalition
Kimberli Stine - National GLC Coordinator - Fort Worth, TX
National Water Quality Initiative
USDA NRCS
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
Ramon Ortiz - PMC Manager (acting) - Beltsville, MD
Platte River Ag Services, Inc.
Ron Zurlinden, P.E. - Owner - Golden, CO
Regional Conservation Partnership Program
Louis Aspey, Chief of Staff - Regional Conservationist - Washington, DC
Small scale solutions for your farm
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
Tucson Plant Materials Center
Heather Dial - PMC Manager - Tucson, AZ
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program
USDA NRCS
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentives Program (VPA-HIP)
NRCS
Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program (WREP)- REPEALED
Garry Lee - Acting Director, Easement Programs Division - Washington, DC
Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP)- REPEALED
- Washington, DC
Working Lands for Wildlife
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
USDA Programs - Other
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program
Denis Ebodaghe - National Program Leader - Division of Agricultural Systems - Washington, DC
Celebrate Urban Birds
Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Ithaca, NY
Conservation Reserve Program Longleaf Pine Initiative
Farm Labor Housing Loans and Grants
USDA Rural Development
Farmers Market Promotion Program
Douglas Keeler, Director - Farmers Markets and Local Food Marketing
Food Linc
Jim Barham - USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
Local Food Promotion Program
Nicole Nelson Miller - LFPP Program Manager - Washington, DC
New Farmers
USDA
Organic Certification Cost Share Programs
Rita Meade - OCCSP Coordinator - Washington, DC
Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program
Lori Washington - USDA Rural Development Loan Specialist
Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Program
Rob Hedberg - SARE Director - Washington, DC
The Advanced Biofuel Payment Program
Business and Cooperative Programs - National Office, USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)
- Washington, DC
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development
Western SARE
Teryl R. Roper - Regional Coordinator - Logan, UT
Veterinarians - Small Animal
Adobe Animal Hospital
Summer Holmstand-Irmiter and Paul Eccles - Practice Managers - Los Altos, CA
Dr. Lisa Moore
Sunnyvale Veterinary Clinic, Inc. - Sunnyvale, CA
Dr. Nell Griscom
Sunnyvale Veterinary Clinic, Inc. - Sunnyvale, CA
Dr. Rachel Rowen
Sunnyvale Veterinary Clinic, Inc. - Sunnyvale, CA
Dr. Raj Singh
Sunnyvale Veterinary Clinic, Inc. - Sunnyvale, CA
Dr. Tiffany Wright
Sunnyvale Veterinary Clinic, Inc. - Sunnyvale, CA
Sunnyvale Veterinary Clinic, Inc.
Raj and Melissa Singh - Owners - Sunnyvale, CA
Water Districts and Associations
Agricultural Water Management Council
Mike Wade - Executive Director/Conservation Program Coordinator - Sacramento, CA
Association of California Water Agencies
Ellen Martin - Outreach Specialist - Sacramento, CA
California Department of Water Resources
- Sacramento, CA
California Urban Water Conservation Council
Chris Brown - Executive Director/Conservation Program Coordinator - Sacramento, CA
Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
Michael Thomas - Ombudsman - San Luis Obispo, CA
Phil Stevens
Urban Creeks Council - Executive Director - Oakland, CA
San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board
Dyan Whyte - Ombudsman - Oakland, CA
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
Bat Conservancy of Coastal California
Monique Smith Lee - President - Freedom, CA
Brian Monaghan
Wildlands - Vice President of Sales & Marketing - Rocklin, CA
California Council for Wildlife Rehabilitators (CCWR)
Leslie Bale - President - Los Alamitos, CA
California Deer Assocation
Pat Fitzmorris - CDA Field Director - Salinas, CA
California Invasive Species Program
Habitat Conservation Planning Branch - California Department of Fish and Wildlife - Sacramento, CA
California Waterfowl Association
John Carlson, Jr. - President - Roseville, CA
Dan Kominek
Wildlands - Vice President of Land Management - Rocklin, CA
David Olson
Conservation Earth Consulting - Conservation & Restoration Expert - Burbank, CA
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Hugh Barrett
Sage Advice - President - Long Beach, WA
Humane Wildlife Control
Duane Titus and Rebecca Dmytryk Titus - Owners - Moss Landing, CA
HWR Engineering & Science
Mike Wilson - Arcata, CA
James Armstrong
Rare Earth Science, LLC - Principal Geologist - Gunnison, CO
James L. Able Forestry Consultants, Inc.
- Eureka, CA
Jessie Quinn, Ph.D.
Great Ecology - Senior Ecologist - La Jolla, CA
Julie Mentzer
Wildlands - Director of Environmental Operations for the PNW - Rocklin, CA
Living Habitats
Heidi Natura, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP - Founder & Partner - Chicago, IL
Marine Mammal Center
Dr. Jeff Boehm - Executive Director - Sausalito, CA
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc.
Michael Lester - Portland, OR
Matt Greene
Matt Greene Forestry & Biological Consulting - Forester and Wildlife Biologist - Cazadero, CA
Nick Buhbe, M.S.
Great Ecology - Director of Ecology - La Jolla, CA
Nicole Carion
California Department of Fish & Wildlife - Statewide Coordinator for Wildlife Rehabilitators and Restricted Species - Redding, CA
Oiled Wildlife Care Center
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine - Davis, CA
Pacific Coast Conservation Alliance
William E Haas - Executive Director - Paso Robles, CA
Paul Sherman
Wildlands - Director of Land Acquisition - Rocklin, CA
Robert Veldman
K·Coe Conservation - Land Consultant - Loveland, CO
San Francisco Bay Joint Venture
Beth Hunting - Joint Venture Coordinator - Fairfax, CA
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - Littleton, CO
Sonoran Joint Venture
Robert Mesta - Joint Venture Coordinator - Tucson, AZ
Steve Thompson
Steve Thompson LLC - CEO - Granite Bay, CA
Tehama Environmental Solutions, Inc.
Jeff Souza - President and Senior Biologist - Red Bluff, CA
Timothy Hoelzle, M.S.
Great Ecology - Ecology Team Manager - La Jolla, CA
Wildlife Emergency Services (WES)
Rebecca Dmytryk - President and CEO - Moss Landing, CA

 Organic Certification

   
Articles on Organic Certification
pdf Guide for Organic Livestock Producers
By:

This guide is an overview of the process of becoming certified organic. It is designed to explain the USDA organic regulations as they apply to livestock producers.

pdf Organic Farming: Results from the 2014 Organic Survey
By:

In 2014, the United States had 14,093 organic farms producing $5.5 billion in organic products.

pdf Organic Certification Guide
By:

This publication provides an overview of organic certification and provides some additional resources for prospective organic farms and businesses.

pdf National Organic Farming Handbook
By:

The handbook describes organic systems and identifies key resources to guide conservation planning and implementation on organic farms. Producers and other audiences may also find the handbook useful, particularly the resources listed in various sections.

pdf Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities: A Guide to Federal Programs for Sustainable Agriculture, Forestry, Entrepreneurship, Conservation, Food Systems, and Community Development
By:

This guide lists funding opportunities offered by federal programs, and is indispensable for anyone seeking government help to foster their innovative enterprise in forestry and agriculture.

pdf Guide for Organic Crop Producers
By:

This guide is intended to help lead farmers through the organic certification process. Chapters 1 through 4 explain the National Organic Program (NOP) and describe the process of organic certification.

pdf How to Choose a Certification Agency and the Organic Certification Process
By:

There are many USDA accredited certification agencies that can certify your farm or enterprise as organic. So how do you find the right agency to work with you? Here are some questions you should ask the agencies and some things to ask neighboring farmers.

pdf What is Organic Certification?
By:

Organic certification verifies that your farm or handling facility located anywhere in the world complies with the USDA organic regulations and allows you to sell, label, and represent your products as organic.

pdf Managing Manure with Biogas Recovery Systems BMPs
By:

Improved performance at competitive costs is promised by this 2002 EPA publication all about anaerobic digestion and biogas recovery for energy.

Does America Need More Organic Farmers?
By:

Organic farming has been one of the fastest growing segments of U.S. agriculture for over a decade.  After the USDA implemented national organic standards in 2002, certified organic farmland doubled by 2005.

Organic Certification Organizations & Professionals
There are 78 resources serving Santa Clara County in the following categories:
map itMap of Organic Certification Organizations & Professionals serving Santa Clara County
Organic Certification Programs
A Bee Organic
Sarah Costin and Ro Elgas - De Luz, CA
Agricultural Services Certified Organic (ASCO)
Katherine Borchard - ASCO Director - Salinas, CA
Americert International
Jonathan Austin - Gainesville, FL
California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF)
- Santa Cruz, CA
California Organic Program
CA Dept of Food and Agriculture - Sacramento, CA
Certified Naturally Grown
Alice Varon - Executive Director - Brooklyn, NY
Ecocert ICO
Dave DeCou - Greenwood, IN
EQIP Organic Initiative
Lindsay Haines - EQIP Specialist for Organic
Global Culture
Chris and Linda Van Hook - Santa Barbara, CA
Global Organic Alliance, Inc
Betty Kananen - President/CEO - Bellefontaine, OH
International Certification Services, Inc
Christina Dockter - President & CEO - Medina, ND
Midwest Organic Services Association, Inc.
Stephen Walker - Processor Certification and Compliance Manager - Viroqua, WI
Minnesota Crop Improvement Association
Susan Stewart - Organic Certification Specialist - St. Paul, MN
National Organic Program (NOP)
Miles McEvoy - Deputy Administrator - Washington, DC
Natural Food Certifiers
Reuven Flamer - Spring Valley, NY
OCIA International
Kevin Koester - President, USA - Lincoln, NE
OneCert, Inc.
Sam Welsch - Lincoln, NE
Oregon Tilth
- Corvallis, OR
Organic Certifiers, Inc
- Carpinteria, CA
Primus Auditing Operations
- Santa Maria, CA
Pro-Cert Organic Systems Ltd.
- Saskatoon, SK
Quality Assurance International
Jonathan Lackie - San Diego, CA
Quality Certification Services
- Gainesville, FL
Scientific Certification Systems, Inc.
Ned Halaby - Emeryville, CA
Stellar Certification Services
Sally Lammers - Certification Director - Philomath, OR
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
USDA National Organic Program
Miles McEvoy - Deputy Administrator - Washington, DC
Organic Products and Services
Allstar Organics Products
Marty Jacobson & Janet Brown - Woodacre, CA
Alum Rock Village Farmers' Market
Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association - San Jose, CA
Balakian Farms
Amber Balakian - Owner & Manager - Reedley, CA
Beartooth Capital Partners
Robert Keith - Managing Principal and Co-Founder - Bozeman, MT
Berryessa Farmers' Market
Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association - Milpitas, CA
Big Tree Organic Farms
Susan Cook - Customer Service - Turlock, CA
Blossom Hill Farmers’ Market
California Farmers' Markets Association - San Jose, CA
California Avenue Farmers’ Market, Palo Alto
- Fremont, CA
California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF)
- Santa Cruz, CA
Cambrian Park Farmers’ Market
- Fremont, CA
Campbell Farmers’ Market
- Fremont, CA
Certified Naturally Grown
Alice Varon - Executive Director - Brooklyn, NY
Churn Creek Meadow Organic Farm
- Redding, CA
Coulee Region Organic Produce Pool (CROPP)
- La Farge, WI
Covelo Organic
Tom Palley - Covelo, CA
East Santa Clara Street Farmers' Market
Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association - San Jose, CA
Evergreen Farmers' Market
Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association - San Jose, CA
FarmPlate
Kim Werner - Founder & President - Hanover, NH
Full Belly Farm
- Guinda, CA
Good Humus Produce
Jeff & Annie Main - Capay, CA
Greenhearts Family Farm
- San Francisco, CA
Hanchett Avenue Farmers' Market
Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association - San Jose, CA
High Mowing Organic Seeds
Tom Stearns - Founder/Head Seedsman - Wolcott, VT
Jim & Deborah Durst
Durst Organic Growers - Esparto, CA
Kaiser Permanente San Jose Farmers' Market
Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association - San Jose, CA
Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Farmers' Market
Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association - Santa Clara, CA
Lucero Organic Farms
Ben, Karen and Curtis Lucero - Lodi, CA
Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service
Faye Jones - Executive Director - Spring Valley, WI
Milpitas Farmers' Market at ICC
Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association - Milpitas, CA
Mountain Bounty Farm
John Tecklin - Nevada City, CA
National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service
- Butte, MT
Orchard Farms
Kenneth Orchard - Sebastopol, CA
Organic Farming Research Foundation
Brise Tencer - Executive Director - Santa Cruz, CA
Organic Harvest Network
Giuseppe Salvato & Peter Oszaczky - Berkeley, CA
Osborne Seed Company, LLC
Chris Osborne - Mount Vernon, WA
Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association
- Concord, CA
Rancho Piccolo
David and Michelle Silveira - Atwater, CA
Riverdog Farm
Tim Mueller and Trini Campbell - Guinda, CA
Riverhill Farm
Alan Haight and Jo McProud - Nevada City, CA
Rolling River Nursery
- Orleans, CA
San Jose Downtown Farmers' Market
Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association - San Jose, CA
Sandy Bar Ranch
Blythe Reis & Mark DuPont - Orleans, CA
Santa Clara Farmers’ Market
- Fremont, CA
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Farmers' Market
Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association - San Jose, CA
Santa Teresa Farmers' Market
Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association - San Jose, CA
Sunnyvale Farmers’ Market
- Fremont, CA
Suzie’s Farm
Robin Taylor and Lucila De Alejandro - San Diego, CA
The Natural Trading Company
- Newcastle, CA
Urban Village Farmers’ Market Association
- Fremont, CA
VA Palo Alto Farmers' Market
Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association - Palo Alto, CA
Vallco Farmers' Market
Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association - Cupertino, CA
 

 Google News about Farm Resources

The following news articles are provided by the Google News service and do not reflect the views or imply an endorsement by the California Land Conservation Assistance Network and its affiliates. We cannot guarantee the relevance of the content of this page or any links that may be followed from the articles herein.

Beginning Farmer News Items
Kentucky chooses its top 2017 farmers - Southeast Farm Press
11/14/2017 11:35:04 AM
Southeast Farm Press Kentucky chooses its top 2017 farmers Southeast Farm Press Richard Preston, a native of Kentucky, began his farming operation 39 year ago after coming from a science career in California and establishing himself as a first-generation farmer. He started by buying feeder pigs and finishing them using a computer ...

Most USDA new farmer trainees still in the industry, survey finds - Capital Press
10/31/2017 10:16:39 AM
Capital Press Most USDA new farmer trainees still in the industry, survey finds Capital Press Funded in the 2008 Farm Bill, the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program has helped more than 250 training projects across the country, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition noted in a report. Among the 40 percent of projects that ... and more »

60000 have been impacted by beginning farmer programs - Farm Futures
10/24/2017 3:31:58 AM
Farm Futures 60000 have been impacted by beginning farmer programs Farm Futures A new report, "Cultivating the Next Generation," examines the impact of USDA's Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program. Jan Perez from the University of California -Santa Cruz and consultant Ann Williams are the principal authors of the report ...

California Farm Academy Offers Path For Immigrants And Second Career Farmers - Capital Public Radio News
9/26/2017 10:07:05 AM
Capital Public Radio News California Farm Academy Offers Path For Immigrants And Second Career Farmers Capital Public Radio News Take Ojas Chauhan, a newly minted graduate from the beginning farmer training program. He was born in India and he's an engineer at Intel in Folsom. Understandably, his curiosity about growing food began in his own kitchen. Chauhan and his wife, both ...

Farm Income Opportunities News Items
The Cannabis Industry Has Mixed Reviews on California's New Rules for Legal Marijuana - MERRY JANE
11/21/2017 11:38:56 AM
MERRY JANE The Cannabis Industry Has Mixed Reviews on California's New Rules for Legal Marijuana MERRY JANE Moreover, the greater number of rules there are, the greater the opportunity to break a rule — which could draw the attention of the Feds. "The fewer rules the better," Conrad says. "That's fewer openings for the federal government to get into our ... and more »

Farm group reactions mixed on federal tax relief package - Capital Press
11/21/2017 11:22:00 AM
Capital Press Farm group reactions mixed on federal tax relief package Capital Press David Valadao, R-Calif., contends the bill would create 975,000 jobs throughout the U.S., including 111,108 in California , while making the tax code fairer and less complex. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., argues the package would lead to the creation of 12 ... and more »

Co-ops: Tax reform might hurt US farmers - Farm Forum
11/20/2017 7:54:27 PM
Co-ops: Tax reform might hurt US farmers Farm Forum Still, the National Farmers Union projected the median farm income to be negative in 2017. This year alone, farmers and ranchers across the U.S. have dealt with catastrophic events from wildfires in Montana and California , hurricanes that hit Texas and ...

Mike Wade: As water becomes more costly, farmers must adapt or dry up - Modesto Bee
11/16/2017 4:40:00 PM
Mike Wade: As water becomes more costly, farmers must adapt or dry up Modesto Bee California's family farmers are adaptive and innovative, but farmers across the state have been forced to fallow cropland – meaning rural communities lose critical businesses, services, and infrastructure – due to farm -water costs and shortages ...

Most USDA new farmer trainees still in the industry, survey finds - Capital Press
10/31/2017 10:16:39 AM
Capital Press Most USDA new farmer trainees still in the industry, survey finds Capital Press Funded in the 2008 Farm Bill, the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program has helped more than 250 training projects across the country, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition noted in a report. Among the 40 percent of projects that ... and more »

Wildfires devastate California pot farmers, who must rebuild without banks or insurance - Los Angeles Times
10/28/2017 12:00:33 PM
Los Angeles Times Wildfires devastate California pot farmers , who must rebuild without banks or insurance Los Angeles Times Their losses illustrate how, despite new laws to make the industry legal in California , many farmers remain uninsured and trapped in a cash economy that leaves them vulnerable to natural disasters. Fire season and the cannabis harvest coincide in the ... and more »

Desert farmers reap millions selling water to California cities - The Desert Sun
10/28/2017 9:01:14 AM
The Desert Sun Desert farmers reap millions selling water to California cities The Desert Sun Over the past 12 years, the country's biggest urban water agency has paid farmers about $190 million not to grow crops on thousands of acres near the Colorado River in the Palo Verde Valley. The water has gone to Los Angeles and other cities across ... and more »

Farm Resources News Items
4-H Transforms Family Into Entrepreneurs - Lancaster Farming
3/17/2017 2:05:40 PM
Lancaster Farming 4-H Transforms Family Into Entrepreneurs Lancaster Farming Thanks to her membership in a 4-H Exchange Club, she has traveled to Tennessee, Montana, Wisconsin, California and beyond. With a mother who owns a yarn shop and children focused on animal fibers, the construction of the fiber mill at Blue Mountain ...

2017 On the Farm STEM Participants Announced for LA, Boston - Farm Bureau News
3/7/2017 12:28:36 PM
2017 On the Farm STEM Participants Announced for LA, Boston Farm Bureau News ... Technology Teacher and STEM Coordinator, Our Lady of Grace Catholic School/Diocese of Lafayette in Indiana (Noblesville, Indiana); Julie Smith, Teacher/Department Chair, Lennox Middle School (Playa Del Rey, California ). Participants for an On the ... and more »

Organic Certification News Items
Fresh Summit workshop explores the ins and outs of organic sales - The Produce News
10/27/2017 4:30:41 PM
Fresh Summit workshop explores the ins and outs of organic sales The Produce News California is also the leading producer of organic products followed by Wisconsin and New York. There is still a lot of room for growth as Seeley said only 1 percent of all the farms in the United States are certified as organic. The USDA Certified ...