Non Profits: Economic Prosperity
These nonprofit organizations are working to ensure that farmers have in place the key conditions they need to survive and prosper. Their roles include protecting farmland from development so it is available for future generations of farmers, training minority farmers to succeed in the marketplace, and building sustainable economies in low-income communities.
The mission of the Marin Agricultural Institute is to educate the public about the nutritional and economic benefits of buying locally grown food directly from farmers, and to connect and support communities and agriculture.
The Brentwood Agricultural Land Trust works with farmers and the community to ensure that future generations in the Bay Area have a local source of food.
The California Farm Bureau Federation is a non-governmental, nonprofit, voluntary membership California corporation whose purpose is to protect and promote agricultural interests throughout the state of California and to find solutions to the problems of the farm, the farm home, and the rural community.
Feed The Hunger Foundation strives to alleviate hunger and poverty by promoting microfinance as a platform for personal, familial, communal, and spiritual transformation.
Friends of Family Farmers is building a strong and united voice for Oregon's independent family farmers, food advocates, and concerned citizens who are working to foster an approach to agriculture that respects the land, treats animals humanely, sustains local communities, and provides a viable livelihood for family farmers.
The IRC office in San Diego County is developing a business model that graduates micro-producers of specialty crops from “micro-scale” production toward self-sufficiency as farmers. Four unique programs will support the development of the business model.
SAGE is a pioneer in connecting rural and urban interests for their mutual benefit. Their focus is on establishing multifunctional agriculture at the metropolitan edge and through a New Ruralism framework, integrating regional agriculture into regional sustainable communities strategies.