top of page

“By being part of the Network, I have built relationships and connections with advocates around the country, and deepened my understanding of the most effective approaches to achieve meaningful policy change.”

    - Maddie Kempner, Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont

Meet Our Members

Our member organizations from across the country are nonprofit organizations or coalitions which share a mission to serve and support sustainable, organic, beginning, minority and/or family farmers with education, training, organizing, and/or policy advocacy. Our members work in their states to advance farmer-informed policies that support farmers and ranchers in using practices that improve soil health and have other climate and environmental health benefits.


California Climate & Agriculture Network (CA)

CalCAN is a coalition of sustainable and organic farming organizations that advocate for state and federal policies to ensure the resilience of California farms and ranches in the face of climate change.

Contact: Renata Brillinger


Hawaii Farmers Union United (HI)

HFUU's mission is to advocate and create vibrant and prosperous agricultural communities for the people of Hawaii Nei. Our vision is a Hawai’i in which farm families and their communities are respected, valued, and have achieved economic prosperity and social justice that restores regenerative, sustainable agriculture and food security.

Contact: Hunter Heaivilin


Maine Farmland Trust (ME)

Maine Farmland Trust is a statewide organization that protects farmland, supports farmers, and advances the future of farming. Our goal is not just to protect Maine farmland, but to revitalize Maine’s rural landscape by keeping agricultural lands working and helping farmers, and their communities, thrive.

Contact: Shelley Megquier


Northeast Organic Farming Association, Mass. Chapter (MA)

NOFA/Mass is a membership-funded non-profit organization. Through education and advocacy NOFA/Mass promotes organic agriculture to expand the production and availability of nutritious food from living soil for the health of individuals, communities and the planet. We welcome anyone who cares about the environment and our food system to join over 1000 other members and/or engage with our educational programs and advocacy efforts.
Contact: Ruben Parrilla


Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (VT)

NOFA-VT promotes organic practices to build an economically viable, ecologically sound and socially just Vermont agricultural system that benefits all living things.
Contact: Maddie Kempner

OrCAN Logo with Border(1).png

Oregon Climate & Agriculture Network (OR)

OrCAN’s mission is to convene an inclusive, producer-centered network to promote soil health and climate resilience across Oregon through collaboration, education, and policy advocacy.

Contact: Megan Kemple


Powder River Basin Resource Council (WY)

For 50 years, we have advocated for the responsible development of Wyoming’s energy resources. Using community organizing, connections with scientific, policy, and legal experts, and coalitions with other organizations, we wage effective campaigns to protect Wyoming’s air, land, and water quality and to promote sustainable agricultural practices and policies in the state.
Contact: Pennie Vance


Vermont Healthy Soils Coalition (VT)

Vermont Healthy Soils Coalition is a coalition of mostly Vermonters, representing grassroots activists and enthusiasts, organizations, and businesses that work with or for the land, water and climate. We are land managers, farmers, gardeners, seed savers, citizen scientists, conservationists, authors, consultants, educators, healers, organizers, and advocates of diverse backgrounds. We seek to cultivate diversity in our base.
Contact: Cat Buxton


Community Farm Alliance (KY)

CFA works to organize and encourage cooperation among rural and urban citizens through leadership development and grassroots democratic processes to ensure an essential, prosperous place for family-scale agriculture in our economies and communities.

Contact: Kimmie Ishmael


Illinois Stewardship Alliance (IL)

The Alliance is farmer-driven and eater-powered, which means we work closely with the heart of the food system to identify and untangle the deep-rooted issues in our food system, and work closely with eaters to shed light on these issues and use their purchasing power and political power to create change. By bringing these groups together, we are able to slowly recreate our food system – one that works for all.

Contact: Liz Moran Stelk


Michael Fields Agricultural Institute (WI)

Michael Fields Agricultural Institute's mission is to nurture the ecological, social and economic resiliency of food and farming systems through education, research, policy, and market development. We envision an ever-creative cultural process in which farmers and consumers create agricultural landscapes with healthy regional systems of land use, food production and distribution.

Contact: Margaret Krome


Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Hampshire (NH)

The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Hampshire (NOFA-NH) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting organic, regenerative, ecologically sound farming, gardening, eating, and land care practices for healthy communities. We help people build local, just, and sustainable food systems. 

Contact: Julie Davenson


Northern Plains Resource Council (MT)

Northern Plains organizes Montana citizens to protect our water quality, family farms and ranches, and unique quality of life. Our mission is to protect Montana’s greatest assets: the quality of our natural resources and the ability of citizens to shape the public policies that affect our land, our water, and our lives so that we may pass them on, unimpaired, to future generations.
Contact: Gusty Catherin-Sauer


Oregon Tilth (OR)

Our goal is to capture the benefits — economic, environmental, and social — of sustainable food production and then share it with producers. We develop programs and services that make producing sustainable food possible. Furthermore, we serve as a trusted resource in a crowded landscape of food claims.
Contact: Chris Schreiner


RegeNErate Nebraska

RegeNErate Nebraska is a hub for communities, producers, and organizations across Nebraska to collaborate and build a unified and intersectional regenerative movement.  

RegeNErate's mission is Regenerating our communities from the soil up by ensuring more Nebraskans have access to the networks, tools, and technical assistance to implement and advance an ethical, equitable, economical, and ecological agricultural system that is built by and serves all Nebraskans.

RegeNErate Nebraska envisions a full transition from an extractive industrial food production system in favor of a fully regenerative and healthy food system for all Nebraskans.

Contact: Graham Christensen


Western Colorado Alliance for Community Action (CO)

Our organizers provide our members with leadership and skills training, then support them as they identify issue campaigns with clear goals, plan strategies and deliver on those plans. In this way, we seek to make positive change, strengthen democracy and develop leaders who will become the decision-makers of the future.

Contact: Nick Allan


Dakota Resource Council (ND)

DRC’s mission is to promote sustainable use of North Dakota’s natural resources and family-owned and operated agriculture by building member-led local groups that empower people to influence the decision-making processes that affect their lives and communities.

Contact: Sam Wagner


Kansas Rural Center (KS)

KRC's work is supported by public grants, private foundations, organizational partnerships, and contributions from individuals who care about the future of our land and our people.

For those who want a future in farming, who care about the environment, and who care about their communities and their food, KRC offers practical solutions, information, and analysis from a Kansas POV.

Contact: Ryan Goertzen-Regier

MIFFS logo_color.png

Michigan Food & Farming Systems (MI)

MIFFS is a farmer-led organization that supports beginning and historically underserved farm businesses by serving as a bridge to USDA service provider resources, subject matter experts, and wisdom from diverse farming communities throughout Michigan.

Contact: Hagan Capnerhurst


Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey (NJ)

The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey (NOFA NJ) has supported and advocated for organic farming and local food systems in the Garden State since 1985. From technical support to educational programming and policy advocacy, our work is dynamic, community-focused, and has lasting impacts throughout the entire food system. NOFA NJ is one of seven NOFA Chapters with a 50+ year history of advocating for organic farming, local foodsystems, and ecological restoration.

Contact: Cali Alexander

seal_color_300x_reduced border.png

Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OH)

Formed in 1979, OEFFA cultivates a future in which sustainable and organic farmers thrive, local food nourishes our communities, and agricultural practices protect and enhance our environment.

Contact: Lauren Hirtle


Pasa Sustainable Agriculture (PA)

Our mission is to cultivate environmentally sound, economically viable, community-focused farms, and food systems. We are just as much an organization administering farmer training, research, policy, peer education, and local food programs as we are a network of tens of thousands of farmers, food system professionals, and changemakers working together to advance regenerative and equitable agriculture at home in our own communities.

Contact: Andrea Hernandez-Rodriguez


Rural Vermont (VT)

Rural Vermont organizes, educates, and advocates in collaboration with local and global movements to strengthen the social, ecological and economic health of the agrarian communities that connect us all. We are Vermont’s farmers, farmworkers, neighbors and community members committed to supporting and cultivating an equitable and vibrant economy and community. We believe community scale farms and the local food and relationships that they provide are at the heart of thriving communities and environmental sustainability.
Contact: Graham Unangst-Rufenacht


Western Organization of Resource Councils (MT - Western US)

WORC’s mission is to advance the vision of a democratic, sustainable, and just society through community action. WORC is committed to building sustainable environmental and economic communities that balance economic growth with the health of people and stewardship of their land, water, and air resources.

Contact: Elizabeth Bean


Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance (FARFA)

FARFA is a national organization that supports independent family farmers and protects a healthy and productive food supply for American consumers. FARFA promotes common sense policies for local, diversified agricultural systems.
Contact: Lindsay Gonzales


Land Stewardship Project (MN)

The Land Stewardship Project works to foster an ethic of stewardship for farmland, to promote sustainable agriculture, and to develop healthy 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. 

Contact: Amanda Koehler


New Mexico Healthy Soils Working Group (NM)

The NM Healthy Soil Working Group is assembling a powerful network of agriculture and conservation organizations, urban and rural residents, consumers and producers alike, with the goal to significantly accelerate soil health stewardship in the state. We aim to catalyze widespread adoption of management principles that result in greater soil health and associated co-benefits, creating prosperous and strong land based communities, nutritious food, a healthy environment and a viable future for our planet.
Contact: Isabelle Jenniches


Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York (NY)

NOFA-NY is an organization of farmers, gardeners, and consumers working together to create a sustainable regional food system that’s ecologically sound and economically viable. Through demonstration and education, we promote land stewardship, organic food production, and local marketing. We bring consumer and farmer together to make high-quality food available to all people.
Contact: Katie Baildon


Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts (OK) 

The Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts is a private, Nonprofit Organization representing the 84 state appropriated and 3 tribal conservation districts to enhance the natural resources for a better Oklahoma.


The OACD Healthy Soils Project is a voluntary effort to conserve the natural resources of Oklahoma by encouraging agriculture producers to participate in proven conservation practices.

Contact: Sarah Blaney


Practical Farmers of Iowa (IA)

PFI equips farmers to build resilient farms and communities, through a shared vision of an Iowa with healthy soil, healthy food, clean air, clean water, resilient farms, and vibrant communities. We are an inclusive organization representing a diversity of farmer practices, operation sizes, and backgrounds.

Contact: Sally Worley



SPROUT supports established and developing small-scale and sustainable farmers, community gardeners, and farm workers in Louisiana with technical and social support to build a stronger, more equipped community of growers in Louisiana and help all New Orleanians be part of a community food system.

Contact: Margee Green


Working Lands Alliance (CT)

The Working Lands Alliance is the statewide voice for farmland preservation efforts in Connecticut. Our alliance includes farmers, conservation and anti-hunger organizations, land trusts, local food advocates, and many others working together to protect Connecticut’s most precious resource – its farmland.

Contact: Kip Kolesinskas

Garden Soil

Interested in Joining the Network?

Learn more about the benefits of joining, how to apply, and other ways to get involved!

bottom of page