National Networks

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

CalCAN is a member of the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC), an alliance of grassroots organizations that advocates for federal policy reform to advance the sustainability of agriculture, food systems, natural resources, and rural communities.

NSAC member groups advance common positions to support small and mid-size family farms, protect natural resources, promote healthy rural communities, and ensure access to healthy, nutritious foods by everyone.

Learn more about NSAC.

National Healthy Soils Policy Network

Launched early in 2018, the National Healthy Soils Policy Network is a group of farmer-centered organizations that advocate for state and federal policies on behalf of sustainable, organic, beginning, minority and/or family farmers.

Network members share models, lessons learned and strategies related to policies that incentivize agricultural practices with climate benefits, in particular, those that build healthy soils.

The group recognizes the importance of using farmer-informed policy to scale up these practices, leveraging robust funding, technical assistance and research to accelerate their widespread adoption.

Network members are aligned in their conviction that there are many farming and ranching management practices that can significantly mitigate climate change, enhance on-farm resilience to extreme weather and drought, and improve water and air quality.

Contacts:

Renata Brillinger, Executive Director, California Climate & Agriculture Network (CalCAN)
renata(at)calclimateag.org or (707) 329-6374

Liz Moran Stelk, Executive Director, Illinois Stewardship Alliance
liz(at)ilstewards.org or (217) 528-1563

Members:
California Climate & Agriculture Network (CA)
Center for Rural Affairs (IA)
Illinois Stewardship Alliance (IL)
Kansas Rural Center (KS)
Land Stewardship Project (MN)
Maine Farmland Trust (ME)
National Young Farmers Coalition (national)
Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) MA
Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) NH
Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) NY
Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) VT
Northern Plains Resource Council (MT)
Oregon Climate & Agriculture Network (OR)
Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PA)
Rural Vermont (VT)
Vermont Healthy Soils Coalition (VT)

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