Advisory Council

We are honored to have such a diverse range of experienced, respected advisors with expertise in several different facets of farming: business operations, financing, conservation, production, and seed.

John Bauer
Owner, Santa Cruz Seed

Jennifer Biringer
Director – South Central Coast, Nature Conservancy

Anthony Chang
Director of Lending, California FarmLink

Shermain Hardesty
Leader – UC Small Farm Program, UC Davis

Manuel Jimenez
Small Farm Program Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension

Gary Matteson
VP – Young, Beginning, Small Farmer Programs & Outreach, Farm Credit Council

Brett Melone
Former Executive Director, ALBA

Richard Molinar
Small Farm Program Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension

Jeffrey Scott
Principal, Frontline Conservation; Director of Social Enterprise Development, Heifer International

Jeff Steen
Principal, Naranj Investments & Ecosa Capital

Paul Underhill
Owner, Terra Firma Farm

Jared Zystro
CA Research & Education Specialist, Organic Seed Alliance

…and all of our Featured Farmers


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