California is home to innovative farmers and ranchers using climate-friendly practices that reduce on-farm greenhouse gas emissions, sequester carbon and have other health and environmental benefits. Click on each farm or ranch name below to read their stories.

*Denotes that a farmer or rancher is implementing California Climate Smart Agriculture grant.
+ After farm name denotes that the farmer or rancher utilized technical assistance to access the grant.
Several stories profile CalCAN Farmer Advisors.

By Region

See regional map.

Bay Area & Central Coast

Abbott Ranch (Santa Barbara County)
*Ag Land Trust (Monterey County)
*Agriculture & Land-Based Training Association (ALBA) (Monterey County)
*California Rangeland Trust (Monterey County)
*First Generation Farmers
(Contra Costa County)
Frog Hollow Farm (Contra Costa County) – CalCAN Advisor
High Ground Organics (Santa Cruz County)
*Jacobs Farm (Santa Cruz County) – CalCAN Advisor
Live Earth Farm (Santa Cruz County)
*McGinnis Ranch (Monterey County) +
Morris Grassfed Beef (San Benito County) – CalCAN Advisor
Pinnacle Organic (San Benito County)
*Santa Barbara Blueberries & Restoration Oaks Ranch (Santa Barbara County)
Wolff Vineyards (San Luis Obispo County)

North Coast

*Ag + Open Space (Sonoma County)
*Alexandre Family Farm (Del Norte County)
Bucher Dairy (Sonoma County)
Bordessa Family Farms (Sonoma County)
*California Rangeland Trust (Humboldt County)
Fetzer Vineyards (Mendocino County)
Gillian’s Dairy (Sonoma County)
*Jackson Family Wines (Sonoma County) +
LaFranchi Dairy (Marin County)
*Matthiasson Klein Farming (Napa County) +
*McClelland’s Dairy (Sonoma County) +
Robert Sinskey Vineyards (Napa County)
*Sonoma Mountain Institute & Sonoma RCD (Sonoma County) +
*True Grass Farms (Sonoma County) +
Winner’s Circle Winery (Sonoma County)

Sacramento Valley

*California Rangeland Trust (Yolo County)
*Center for Land-Based Learning
(Yolo County)
Dixon Ridge Farms (Yolo County) – CalCAN Advisor
Park Farming Organics (Sutter County)
*The Cloverleaf Farm (Solano County)
*The Collins Farm (Solano County) – CalCAN Advisor
*Wilson Vineyards (Yolo County)

San Joaquin Valley

*Bowles Farming Co. (Merced County)
Burroughs Family Farms (Stanislaus County) – CalCAN Advisor
*Central Valley Farmland Trust (Contra Costa, San Joaquin & Merced Counties)
*Fat Uncle Farms (Kern County)
Lone Willow Ranch (Fresno & Merced County)
*Magneson Dairy (Merced County)
*Manuel DaSilva Dairy (San Joaquin County)
*Mitchell Farms (Sacramento County)
*Pao Yang & UCCE Fresno (Fresno County) +
Pete Verburg & Sons Dairy (Stanislaus County)
Prins Dairy (Stanislaus County)
*Quaker Oaks Farm (Tulare County) +
Red Rock Ranch (Fresno County)
*Robles Farm (Stanislaus County) +
*WH Latimer Properties (Tulare County) +
*Xiong Pao Her, Pao Ly & UCCE Fresno (Fresno County) +

Sierras

*California Rangeland Trust (Calaveras County)

Southern California

*Emerald Seed Company (Imperial County)
*Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians (San Diego County) +

By Practice

Dairy/Livestock Methane

*Alexandre Family Farm (Del Norte County)
Bordessa Family Farms (Sonoma County)
Bucher Dairy (Sonoma County)
Burroughs Family Farms (Stanislaus County) – CalCAN Advisor
Gillian’s Dairy (Sonoma County)
LaFranchi Dairy (Marin County)
*Magneson Dairy (Merced County)
*Manuel DaSilva Dairy (San Joaquin County)
*McClelland’s Dairy (Sonoma County) +
Pete Verburg & Sons Dairy (Stanislaus County)
Prins Dairy (Stanislaus County)

Farmland Conservation

*Ag + Open Space (Sonoma County)
*Ag Land Trust (Monterey County)
*California Rangeland Trust (Calaveras, Yolo, Humboldt & Monterey Counties)
*Central Valley Farmland Trust (Contra Costa, San Joaquin & Merced Counties)
*First Generation Farmers (Contra Costa County)
High Ground Organics (Santa Cruz County)

Healthy Soils

Abbott Ranch (Santa Barbara County)
*Alexandre Family Farm (Del Norte County)
Burroughs Family Farms (Stanislaus County) – CalCAN Advisor
*Center for Land-Based Learning (Yolo County)
Dixon Ridge Farms (Yolo County) – CalCAN Advisor
*Fat Uncle Farms (Kern County)
Fetzer Vineyards (Mendocino County)
Frog Hollow Farm (Contra Costa County)
High Ground Organics (Santa Cruz County)
*Jackson Family Wines (Sonoma County) +
Live Earth Farm (Santa Cruz County)
Lone Willow Ranch (Fresno & Merced County)
*Matthiasson Klein Farming (Napa County) +
*McClelland’s Dairy (Sonoma County) +
*McGinnis Ranch (Monterey County) +
Morris Grassfed Beef (San Benito County)
Park Farming Organics (Sutter County)
*Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians (San Diego County) +
Pinnacle Organic 
(San Benito County)
*Quaker Oaks Farm (Tulare County) +
Robert Sinskey Vineyards (Napa County)
*Robles Farm (Stanislaus County) +
*Santa Barbara Blueberries & Restoration Oaks Ranch (Santa Barbara County)
*Sonoma Mountain Institute & Sonoma RCD (Sonoma County) +
*The Cloverleaf Farm (Solano County)
*True Grass Farms (Sonoma County) +
*WH Latimer Properties (Tulare County)

Renewable Energy

Burroughs Family Farms (Stanislaus County) – CalCAN Advisor
Dixon Ridge Farms
(Yolo County) – CalCAN Advisor
Fetzer Vineyards (Mendocino County)
Lone Willow Ranch (Fresno & Merced County)
Pinnacle Organic (San Benito County)

Water Stewardship

*Agriculture & Land-Based Training Association (ALBA) (Monterey County)
*Bowles Farming Co. (Merced County)
Dixon Ridge Farms
(Yolo County) – CalCAN Advisor
*Emerald Seed Company (Imperial County)
Fetzer Vineyards (Mendocino County)
*Jacobs Farm (Santa Cruz County)

Lone Willow Ranch (Fresno & Merced County)
*Mitchell Farms (Sacramento County)
*Pao Yang & UCCE Fresno (Fresno County) +
Pinnacle Organic (San Benito County)
Red Rock Ranch (Fresno County)
*The Collins Farm (Solano County) – CalCAN Advisor
*Wilson Vineyards (Yolo County)
Winner’s Circle Winery (Sonoma County)
Wolff Vineyards (San Luis Obispo County)
*Xiong Pao Her, Pao Ly & UCCE Fresno (Fresno County) +

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