Two of the most important connections you can make as a young or beginning farmer is to get to know your local Resource Conservation District and your area University Cooperative Extension office.

Five of our partners are Resource Conservation Districts, who work with landowners to find funding for important resource protection projects, and can also advise farmers about their operations and lands:

The University of California Cooperative extension service has many resources for agriculutural operators and has programs in the counties:

Recently, Farm Guilds have sprung up in the northcoast, and these guilds are an excellent place to learn new ideas, share equipment, and make friends and connections.  Check out http://www.farmersguild.org/