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Agrarian Trust has the mission to support land access for next generation farmers, and is a project of the Schumacher Center for New EconomicsGoals of Agrarian Trust are to: Build the issue (of land access) and reframe the solution through public symposia, collaborative advocacy campaigns, and stakeholder meetings. Support the network of stakeholders and service providers through collection and documentation of innovative models for land access. Create a comprehensive resource portal to pool the useful tools already developed. Build the Agrarian Trust that can hold and transfer land to regional land organizations, and ensure its sustainable and productive stewardship for generations to come. 

Agricultural Water Stewardship Resource Center
The California Agricultural Water Stewardship Initiative (CAWSI) aims to raise awareness about approaches to agricultural water management that support the viability of agriculture, conserve water, and protect ecological integrity in California.

The Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association (ALBA)
The Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association (ALBA) provides educational and business opportunities for farm workers and aspiring farmers to grow and sell crops grown on two organic farms in Monterey County, California.Their mission is to advance economic viability, social equity and ecological land management among limited-resource and aspiring farmers. We work to create opportunities for family farms while providing education and demonstration on conservation, habitat restoration, marketing and whole farm planning. 

Angelic Organics Learning Center
Angelic Organics Learning Center was established in 1999 as a  nonprofit educational organization and partner to Angelic Organics farm. They have become a regional leader helping urban and rural people build local food systems. Through their three main initiatives, On-Farm Initiative, Farmer Training Initiative, and Urban Initiative, they engage more than 4,000 individuals each year.

ASAP’s mission is to help local farms thrive, link farmers to markets and supporters, and build healthy communities through connections to local food. Their vision is of strong farms, thriving local food economies, and healthy communities where farming is valued as central to our heritage and our future.

ATTRA - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service
The National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service covers the latest in sustainable agriculture and organic farming news, events and funding opportunities, plus in-depth publications on production practices, alternative crop and livestock enterprises, innovative marketing, organic certification, and highlights of local, regional, USDA and other federal sustainable agriculture activities.

Beginningfarmers.org
Beginning Farmers is an effort to develop a comprehensive and up to date compilation of information resources for new, experienced, and potential farmers, as well as educators, activists, and policy makers interested in the development of new farm enterprises. Through our core resource pages and frequent blog postings, we hope to provide a robust and constantly growing forum for sharing information and ideas about starting new farms, as well as other content related to sustainable agriculture and food systems. Beginning Farmers seeks to offer content useful to those interested in a broad range of agricultural practices, but places special emphasis on resources for small farms, organic farming, direct marketing, and building local food systems.

Biodynamic Agricultural Association (BDAA)
The Biodynamic Agricultural Association was founded in Great Britain in 1929 to promote biodynamic farming and gardening. It also administers the Demeter symbol and gives support through a network of advisers, the journal Star and Furrow, a news-sheet, conferences, seminars and workshops. The Association's main objectives are to foster and promote the agricultural impulse started by Rudolf Steiner in 1924 (the date of his course of lectures on agriculture) and to help and support those wishing to put into practice the bio-dynamic method. With these objectives in mind it keeps in close touch with the biodynamic impulse abroad, with other aspects of anthroposophical work (especially on nutrition and other sciences) and with various organizations concerned with a non-chemical approach to the soil, environment and health.

Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association
Nurturing the biodynamic movement in North America through education, research, and development.

BIRC is a nonprofit org offering over 25 years of insight, experience, and leadership in the development and communication of least toxic, sustainable, and environmentally sound Integrated Pest Management (IPM) methods. BIRC has worked with local, state, and national agencies in devising programs of scientific research, policy, and project design and implementation.

Brooklyn Grange is the leading rooftop farming and intensive green roofing business in the US. They operate the world’s largest rooftop soil farms, located on two roofs in New York City, and grow over 40,000 lbs of organically-cultivated produce per year. In addition to growing and distributing fresh local vegetables and herbs, Brooklyn Grange also provides urban farming and green roof consulting and installation services to clients worldwide, and they partner with numerous non-profit organizations throughout New York to promote healthy and strong local communities.

California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF)
CCOF promotes and supports organic food and agriculture through a premier organic certification program, trade support, producer and consumer education and political advocacy. From apples to zucchini, from almonds to wine, CCOF is involved in every facet of organics, with over 1,300 different organic crops and products, including livestock, processed products and services. CCOF provides certification services to all stages of the organic food chain from farms to processors, restaurants and retailers. CCOF certifies to the USDA National Organic Program standards and CCOF international standards. 

California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) State Organic Program (SOP) 
1120 N Street, Sacramento, California, USA 95814. Telephone: (916) 445-2180
The State Organic Program enforces federal and state statutes regarding the production
and marketing of fresh (not processed) organic products. The program is also responsible for organic regulatory enforcement and complaints regarding labeling, fraud claims, and acts as the appeals body for certification issues in California. Organic farms in the State of California are required to register with CDFA.

California Rare Fruit Growers Association
Founded in 1968, the California Rare Fruit Growers (CRFG) is the largest amateur fruit-growing organization in the world. Its membership includes nationally recognized botanical gardens and noted international horticultural researchers, as well as hobbyists, commercial growers and representatives from institutions of higher learning. The members of twenty-one chapters and individual members reside in 48 states and territories of the United States, but the membership encompasses over 35 countries worldwide. Although oriented toward the environmentally sound culture of any and all edible plants in the home landscape, CRFG is focused on species not native to nor grown commercially in any given area. 

The Carrot Project fosters a sustainable, diverse food system by supporting small and mid-sized farms and farm-related businesses through expanding accessible financing and increasing farm operations’ ability to use it to build successful, ecologically and financially sustainable, businesses.

Certified Organic Assocaitions of British Columbia (COABC)
The Certified Organic Associations of BC (COABC) is an umbrella association for certification bodies which provides certification accreditation and leadership in the development of organic food production throughout British Columbia and Canada. The COABC was created in 1993 under the Agri-Food Choice and Quality Act of British Columbia to administer the BC Certified Organic Program, to ensure program credibility, facilitate domestic and international trade, and to promote the overall growth of the organic food community in BC.

Carolina Farm Stewardship Association
A non-profit membership organization of over 750 farmers, processors, gardeners, consumers, researchers, organizations, and businesses in North and South Carolina who are committed to creating a sustainable agriculture system through the development and promotion of local and organic farms and distribution systems. Their mission is to support and expand local and organic agriculture in the Carolina's by inspiring, educating, and organizing farmers and consumers.

Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF)
Community Alliance with Family Farmers is the result of efforts by both farmers and urban activists working together for almost 30 years. Our mission is to build a movement of rural and urban people to foster family-scale agriculture that cares for the land, sustains local economies and promotes social justice.

Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training CRAFT)
The Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT) is a farmer-led coalition organized by sustainable agriculture farmers in a self-selected geographic region. Participating farmers offer up their time, talents and experience to help prepare the next generation of farmers.  CRAFT provides farmer-to-farmer learning and access to the social network and culture of local farmers. Depending on the region, CRAFT programs focus on farm interns/apprentices, farm employees, local beginning farmers or all of the above. CRAFT programs may include internships, employment, mentoring, field days, technical assistance, workshops, conferences, social gatherings, strategic business planning courses, farm incubators, and more.

Crop Mob
Crop mob is primarily a group of young, landless, and wannabe farmers who come together to build and empower communities by working side by side.  Crop Mob is also a group of experienced farmers and gardeners willing to share their knowledge with their peers and the next generation of agrarians.  The membership is dynamic, changing and growing with each new mob event.

Demeter International

Demeter-International is a non profit organization that has built up a network of individual certification organizations world-wide. Its basis is the Biodynamic® agriculture method, originated by Rudolf Steiner in his "Agriculture Course" given in Koberwitz in 1924, and developed further in practice and research. In 1997 Demeter-International was founded for closer co-operation in the legal, economic and spiritual spheres. Presently, Demeter-International represents more than 4.200 Demeter producers in 43 countries. 

EcoFarm
The Ecological Farming Association nurtures healthy and just farms, food systems, communities and environment by bringing people together for education, alliance building and advocacy. Through educational conferences, training programs, on-farm events and communications initiatives, we pursue a safe and healthful food system that strengthens soils, protects air and water, encourages diverse ecosystems and economies, and honors rural life.

Farmer-Veteran Coalition
The Farmer-Veteran Coalition seeks to help our returning veterans find employment, training and places to heal on America’s farms. The Coalition believes that many of these young men and women may help address our country’s critical need for more good, hard-working people entering the field of agriculture. The Coalition believes that our family farms, the sustainable farming movement and growing support for local and regional agriculture could all be well served by people already accustomed to hard work, discipline and dedication. If given the opportunity, our returning veterans can benefit from and help to stimulate the growing green economy.

Farming Solutions
A joint project of Oxfam and Greenpeace.
Farming Solutions brings examples of successful, environmentally responsible farming systems to life from all over the world, illustrating how farmers can protect the environment while at the same time increasing food supply where it is most needed.

FarmsReach
FarmsReach provides practical tools, services, and connections so farmers can learn from each other and optimize their operations. Their model is based entirely on collaboration with the farming community and the network of nonprofit organizations, suppliers, and service providers that serve them.

Full Belly Farm
Full Belly Farm is a 300-acre certified organic farm located in the beautiful Capay Valley of Northern California, an hour northwest of Sacramento. Full Belly has been farmed using organic practices since 1985 and is certified by California Certified Organic Farmers.

Garden Organic
Garden Organic, the UK's leading organic growing charity, has been at the forefront of the organic horticulture movement for 50 years and is dedicated to researching and promoting organic gardening, farming and food. Garden Organic has over 40,000 supporters and reaches more than 3 million beneficiaries across the world through its expert advice and information. Garden Organic is based at Ryton Gardens in Warwickshire.

Genesis Farm
Genesis Farm is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Dominic of Caldwell, NJ. Focusing on connections between the health of Earth and of human communities within particular bioregions, GF seeks to address the basic issues of our time in concert with all people of good will, learning together how to become part of creating that health, both inwardly and outwardly.

The Greenhorns is a non-traditional grassroots non-profit organization made up of young farmers and a diversity of collaborators. Their mission is to recruit, promote and support the new generation of young farmers. They do this by producing avant-garde programming, video, audio, web content, publications, events, and art projects that increase the odds for success and enhance the profile and social lives of America’s young farmers..

Green String Institute
Green String Institute (and Green String Farm) was founded in 2000 by Fred Cline and Bob Cannard. The aim of Green String Institute's certification program is to promote farming practices that are sustainable, that produce food that improves the health of those who eat it, and that improve the biodiversity of the land.

Grange Co-packer Cooperative
Co-packer is short for "contract packer"- someone hired to transform your raw produce into value-added products like jams, jellies, frozen soups, ketchup, sauerkraut, etc- basically anything canned, frozen, or dried. 

GrowFood.org
The mission of GrowFood.org is to train a new generation of sustainable farmers and to reconnect people with farms. GrowFood.org connects farmers interested in teaching with people interested in farming. People use the website to find a wide range of opportunities on farms. Our network of thousands of farms in the USA and abroad encompasses season-long internships, paid work, short-term volunteer arrangements, educational programs and much more. Whether you want to spend the day working on a farm close to the city with your kids or if you want to spend a winter growing tropical fruit in Costa Rica, you can find it on GrowFood.org.

A Growing Culture aims to create a global coalition connecting farmers with the resources they need to contribute to an ecologically sound food system and prosperous planet. By empowering local farmers to develop site-specific adaptations of sustainable agriculture principles that serve them, their soil, and their community, AGC will help build a prosperous future by connecting a global community of growers and creating a culture where these growers can thrive.

Growstuff is a community of food gardeners. We're building an open source platform to track, share, and discuss edible gardens and sustainable lifestyles. We offer growing information tailored to your location, and help you connect with your local food-growing community. So far, 228 members have planted 259 crops 853 times in 330 gardens. You could be one of them. Sign up for a free account and start tracking your food garden today. 

Hidden Villa
Hidden Villa is a nonprofit educational organization that uses its organic farm, wilderness, and community to teach and provide opportunities to learn about the environment and social justice.  Hidden Villa stretches over 1600 acres of open space in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, about 40 miles south of San Francisco. Our mission is to inspire a just and sustainable future through our programs, land, and legacy. 

The Intervale Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in Burlington, Vermont. Their mission is to strengthen community food systems. They steward a unique community resource – 350 acres of bottomland along the Winooski River called the Intervale – that is home to their programs and enterprises.

The company focus on local and organic agriculture positively impacts the health and sustainability of food systems and the environment. Additionally, the Company supports family farms and is helping to  transition the next generation of sustainable farmers. The Company’s goal is to build a profitable farmland company that can continually renew farm leases to small and mid-size family farmers that care about the health of our food and the soils they farm. In this endeavor, the Company shares the vision expressed in the Great Law of Peace (Iroquois Nation) “In every deliberation, one must consider the impact on the seventh generation.”

International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM)
IFOAM is the worldwide umbrella organization for the organic movement, uniting more than 750 member organizations in 116 countries. IFOAM's mission is leading, uniting and assisting the organic movement in its full diversity.  IFOAM's goal is the worldwide adoption of ecologically, socially and economically sound systems that are based on the principles of Organic Agriculture.

International Institute for Ecological Agriculture

The International Institute for Ecological Agriculture is dedicated to healing the planet while providing for the human community—by education and implementation of socially just, ecological, resource-conserving forms of agriculture, the basis of all sustainable societies.The IIEA was founded in 1993 by Farmer David Blume as a nonprofit organization focused on promoting permaculture and alternative fuels.

International Society of Organic Agriculture Research
The International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR) promotes and supports research in all areas of Organic Agriculture by facilitating global co-operation in research, methodological development, education and knowledge exchange; supporting individual researchers through membership services, publications and events and integrating stakeholders in the research process.

Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture
The Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture is a non-profit educational foundation, located on the historic Kerr Ranch near Poteau in southeastern Oklahoma. The organization has focused on finding sustainable solutions to the economic, social and environmental challenges facing Oklahoma’s farmers, ranchers and rural communities.

Land Stewardship Project  
The Land Stewardship Project (LSP) is a private, nonprofit organization founded in 1982 to foster an ethic of stewardship for farmland, to promote sustainable agriculture and to develop sustainable communities. LSP is dedicated to creating transformational change in our food and farming system. LSP's work has a broad and deep impact, from new farmer training and local organizing, to federal policy and community based food systems development. At the core of all our work are the values of stewardship, justice and democracy.



Leopold Center for Scientific Findings About Organic Agriculture
More than 120 peer-reviewed, scientific studies by international scientists and researchers regarding many aspects of organic agriculture. 

Living Lands Agrarian Network

Living Lands Agrarian Network is a non-profit organization that offers training and mentorship to the next generation of farmers.  Our unique model of cooperative farming integrates ecological education, community involvement, resource sharing, and celebration around the food we grow right here in our neighborhoods.  We practice and promote localized ecological farming for the profound effect it has on ourselves, our neighbors and the planet.

Live Earth Farm
The Live Earth Farm Discovery Program is a nonprofit education organization located at Live Earth Farm. We create hands-on educational programs focused on the value of local, organic, and sustainable food systems, and we reach out to all segments of the community with emphasis on low-income, diverse and under served populations

Local Harvest
Do you want fresh, locally grown food, but don't know where to find it? The Local Harvest map makes it easy to find family farms, farmers markets and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area. Local Harvest is a not-for-profit venture to sprout and grow a definitive and reliable "living" public directory of small farms nationwide, and in so doing to provide people with direct contact to farms in their local area.

Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
The purpose of MOFGA, the oldest and largest state organic organization in the USA, is to help farmers and gardeners grow organic food, to protect the environment, to promote stewardship of natural resources, to increase local food production, to support sustainable rural communities, and to illuminate for consumers the connections among healthful food, environmentally sound farming practices, and vital local communities.

The Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) is a 501(c)3 education-outreach organization working to promote sustainable and organic agriculture. MOSES serves farmers striving to produce high-quality, healthful food using organic and sustainable techniques. These farmers produce more than just food; they support thriving ecosystems and vibrant rural communities.

Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture
The Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture (MISA) is a unique partnership between the College of Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Sciences at the University of Minnesota and the Sustainers' Coalition, a group of individuals and non-profit organizations.

National Family Farm Coalition
National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC) unites and strengthens the voices and actions of its diverse grassroots members to demand viable livelihoods for family farmers, safe and healthy food for everyone, and economically and environmentally sound rural communities.

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition 
The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) is an alliance of grassroots organizations that advocates for federal policy reform to advance the sustainability of agriculture, food systems, natural resources, and rural communities. an alliance of grassroots organizations that advocates for federal policy reform to advance the sustainability of agriculture, food systems, natural resources, and rural communities.

National Young Farmers' Coalition
The Coalition was unofficially launched at the 2009 Young Farmer Conference at the Stone Barns Center for Agriculture in Tarrytown, NY.
There are two principle ideas behind the coalition. First, if America wants active farms and sustainable food production in fifty years, we need more young farmers. According to the USDA, the average age of the American family farmer is 57 and the fastest growing group of American farmers is age 65 and older. Secondly, the many young people who are pursuing farming today need help. They’ve got big ideas and are ready to work, but the majority won’t be able to create viable long-term businesses without policy change, stronger networks and training.

Nebraska Sustainable Agricultural Society
NSAS promotes sustainable food and farming systems through education and networking opportunities. We are a not-for-profit membership organization serving the citizens of Nebraska.

Since its founding in 1998, New Entry has collaborated with dozens of organizations throughout Massachusetts, New England, and across North America to nurture healthy and vibrant local food systems through the training and support of beginning farmers.

Northeast Organic Dairy Producers Association (NOPDA)
Northeast Organic Dairy Producers Association started in February 2001. NODPA is the largest grass roots organization of organic dairy producers and has remained true to its original goal of advocating on behalf of producers, regardless of who they sold their milk to, for a sustainable pay price plus protect the integrity of the USDA Organic regulations.

Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA)
The Northeast Organic Farming Association is a non-profit organization of nearly 5000 farmers, gardeners, and consumers working to promote healthy food, organic farming practices, and a clean environment. NOFA is an affiliation of seven state chapters: Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Ocean Song Farm and Learning Center
Ocean Song is a learning center which inspires  and educates people of all ages to live in harmony with nature. Their education programs foster environmental awareness and responsibility, and help children learn skills for healthy, ecological living. Retreats, weddings, workshops, and other events bring many people to Ocean Song for restful and regenerative experiences.

Oregon Tilth
Oregon Tilth is a nonprofit research and education membership organization dedicated to biologically sound and socially equitable agriculture. Oregon Tilth offers educational events throughout the state of Oregon, and provides organic certification services to organic growers, processors, and handlers internationally.

Organic Ag Info
Information on production, economic data, research results, farmer anecdotes, certification information and transition strategies as well as many other subjects related to organic agriculture. The website is funded by a grant from the Initiative for Future Agriculture and Food Systems (IFAFS) through the USDA Cooperative State Research Education and Extension Service (CSREES).

The Organic Center
Conversion of agriculture to organic methods, improved health for the earth and its inhabitants, and greater awareness of and demand for organic products. Their mission is to conduct credible, evidence-based science on the health and environmental benefits of organic food and farming and communicate them to the public.

Organic Crop Improvement International
OCIA is one of the world's oldest, largest and most trusted leaders in the organic certification industry. A nonprofit, member-owned, agricultural organization, OCIA is dedicated to providing the highest quality organic certification services and access to global organic markets. 

Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF)
OFRF’s integrated strategy of grant-making, policy, education and networking initiatives supports organic farmers’ immediate information needs while moving the public and policymakers toward greater investment in organic farming systems. OFRF also hosts the Organic Farmers Action Network, a grassroots network that connects farmers to their representatives in Congress.

Inspiring, educating, and supporting people to farm, garden, and live organically.

Parkland Industrial Hemp Growers
Parkland Industrial Hemp Growers is a producer coop that is in the business of growing and producing industrial hemp for grain and fiber. Members are well experienced in growing hemp and have modified conventional equipment to efficiently and effectively grow and harvest hemp for grain and fiber.

In existence since 1992, the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) continues working to bring farmers together to learn from each other, and to build relationships between those farmers and consumers looking for fresh, wholesome, locally and sustainably produced food. As the largest statewide, member-based sustainable farming organization in the United States, they seek to improve the economic viability, environmental soundness and social responsibility of food and farming systems in Pennsylvania and across the country. 

Permaculture Institute
Located near Santa Fe, New Mexico, the Permaculture Institute was founded in 1997 as the sister organization to the Permaculture Institute of Australia. It came on the footsteps of the Permaculture Drylands Institute, formerly the leading permaculture educational institution in the US. Our mission is to promote sustainable living skills through education, networking and demonstration projects. We facilitate networking among permaculture groups and projects in NM/Southwestern region and beyond.

Pfeiffer Center
The mission of the Pfeiffer Center is to teach and spread awareness of the biodynamic method, which takes agriculture and land care beyond conventional notions of "sustainability" to demonstrate actual improvements in soil vitality and in the taste and nutritional quality of produce. The Pfeiffer Center also fosters the use of gardening and experiential environmental education in primary and secondary schools. The Outdoor Lesson, our program for children, helps build up the future health of the earth by encouraging an attitude of reverence and joy toward nature and all its beings.

Robyn Van En Center for CSA Resources
The Robyn Van En Center provides a national resource center about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) for people across the nation and around the world.  The Robyn Van En Center also offers outreach and works to gain publicity about CSA farms in order to benefit community farmers and communities everywhere. 

Rodale Institute/New Farm
A sponsored networking, educational and marketing resource for organic agriculture with a focus on transitional, local and international farms. The Institute offers an Organic Transition Course, a 15-hour online program designed to help understand the National Organic Standards and the framework for making the transition to organic production. It’s perfect for farmers who are ready to make the complete transition to certified organic, and for those interested in integrating more sustainable methods into their current farming system.

Shumei Natural Agriculture
Natural Agriculture stems from the teachings of Mokichi Okada, a Japanese philosopher and farming pioneer who lived in the early years of the 20th century. Responding to the sense of alienation in the modern world. A cornerstone of his philosophy was the need for humanity to restore its relationship with nature. That act of reconnecting with nature through food is what Okada called Natural Agriculture. In the 21st century, it is practiced throughout the world, by people from many traditions and different faiths – from Japan and the Philippines, to the United States, the European Union, Brazil, Turkey and Zambia. It encompasses vegetable farms and consumer run Community Support Agriculture programs. It is helping to revive rural communities and teaching sustainability. 

Soil Association
The Soil Association was founded in 1946 by a group of farmers, scientists and nutritionists who observed a direct connection between farming practice and plant, animal, human and environmental health. Today the Soil Association is the UK's leading organic organization, with  over 200 staff based in Bristol and Edinburgh and working as certification inspectors across the country. The Soil Association's director is Patrick Holden, who reports to the Council of Trustees.

Soil Born Farms
The Urban Agriculture  Project of Soil Born Farms allows youth and adults to rediscover and participate in a system of food production and distribution that promotes healthy living, nurtures the environment and brings people together to share the simple pleasures of living life in harmony with nature. SBF is committed to developing programming focused on organic food production, healthy food education and food access for all residents.

Sonoma Compost Company
Sonoma Compost produces two Biodynamic Composts: Sonoma Biodynamic Compost (for vines, trees and native plants) and Biodynamic Hi-Test Compost (for hi-nitrogen loving crops such as vegetables. Sonoma Compost Biodynamic Composts were developed with the assistance of experts from the Josephine Porter Institute of Applied Biodynamics and the Biodynamic Association of Northern California using the Demeter® Assoc. Commercial Composting Standard as a guideline.  

Southern SAWG's Mission  is to empower and inspire farmers, individuals, and communities in the South to create an agricultural system that is ecologically sound, economically viable, socially just, and humane. Because sustainable solutions depend on the involvement of the entire community, Southern SAWG is committed to including all persons in the South without bias.

Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture is a non-profit farm and education center located just 25 miles north of Manhattan in Pocantico Hills, New York. Stone Barns operates an 80-acre four-season farm and is working on broader initiatives to create a healthy and sustainable food system. Through our Growing Farmers Initiative, children’s education programs, and diverse public awareness programs, we aim to improve the way America eats and farms.

Sustainable Agriculture Network
Since 1988, the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program has helped advance farming systems that are profitable, environmentally sound and good for communities through a nationwide research and education grants program. To advance such knowledge nationwide, SARE administers a competitive grants program first funded by Congress in 1988. Grants are offered through four regions under the direction of councils that include farmers and ranchers along with representatives from universities, government, agribusiness and nonprofit organizations. The diversity in membership of the regional administrative councils reflects SARE's commitment to serve the whole spectrum of the agricultural community. SARE's broad representation remains largely unique in federal grant funding for agriculture.

This site is intended to assist landowners and farmers develop farm lease arrangements that are profitable and sustainable for the landowner, the farmer, the community, and the land.

Sustainable Agricultural Land Tenure Initiative
This site is intended to assist landowners and farmers develop farm lease arrangements that are profitable and sustainable for the landowner, the farmer, the community, and the land.

UC Sustainable Agricultural Research and Educational Program
SAREP provides leadership and support for scientific research and education in agricultural and food systems that are economically viable, conserve natural resources and biodiversity, and enhance quality of life in state's communities. SAREP serves farmers, farm workers, ranchers, researchers, educators, regulators, policy makers, industry professionals, consumers, and community organizations across the state.

US Composting Council 
Established in 1990, the US Composting Council (USCC) is the only national organization in the United States dedicated to the development, expansion and promotion of the composting industry. The USCC achieves this mission by encouraging, supporting and performing compost related research, promoting best management practices, establishing standards, educating professionals and the public about the benefits of composting and compost utilization, enhancing compost product quality, and developing training materials for composters and markets for compost products. USCC members include compost producers, marketers, equipment manufacturers, product suppliers, academic institutions, public agencies, nonprofit groups and consulting/engineering firms.

The Center for Sustainable Agriculture advances sustainable food and farming systems in Vermont and beyond. We cultivate partnership, support innovative research and practices, and inform policy to benefit Vermont communities and the UVM campus.

Western Organic Dairy Producers Alliance
The mission of the Western Organic Dairy Producers Alliance is to preserve, protect, and ensure the sustainability and integrity of organic dairy farming across the west.

Wild Farm Alliance
The Wild Farm Alliance (WFA) was established by a group of wildlands proponents and ecological farming advocates who share a concern for the land and its wild and human inhabitants. Our mission is to promote agriculture that helps to protect and restore wild Nature. In essence, we envision a world in which community-based, ecologically managed farms and ranches seamlessly integrate into landscapes that accommodate the full range of native species and ecological processes.

Wildstar Farm and Folk School
Wildstar Farm and Folk School is an emerging farm, eco-village and folk school serving Northern California.  We aim to bring healthier lifestyles to communities while protecting and preserving the land. We offer sustainable living folk skills workshops, retreats, mentorship programs and youth camps. The organization will have two main branches of operation: A working farm founded on regenerative, sustainable farming techniques, and a folk school offering classes, retreats, workshops and youth leadership programming focused on sustainable living skills and creative folk arts.

World-Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF)
The International WWOOF Association is dedicated to helping those who would like to volunteer on organic farms internationally. The aims of WWOOF are to enable people to learn first-hand about organic growing techniques, to enable town-dwellers to experience living and helping on a farm, to help farmers make organic production a viable alternative, and to improve communications within the organic movement. 

Young Agrarians is a grassroots initiative made up of agriculturalists and media conspirators intent on growing food sustainably. Inspired by The Greenhorns to build a network Canada-side to celebrate, connect and recruit young farmers – the Young Agrarians are the movers and shakers of a new agrarians movement: young agriculturalists, farmers, urban farmers, market and community gardeners, community groups and academics, organizations and the public who want to ecologically rebuild, promote and inspire the agriculture of our country. We are using the power of media and the internet, and bringing people together in real time- to build community and grow ‘good, clean, and fair’ food.




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