National 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.

Learn more about Network members’ current activities.

Members of the National Healthy Soils Policy Network

California Climate & Agriculture Network (CA)
Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (NC, SC)
Community Farm Alliance (KY)
Dakota Resource Council (ND)
Illinois Stewardship Alliance (IL)
Kansas Rural Center (KS)
Land Stewardship Project (MN)
Maine Farmland Trust (ME)
Michael Fields Agricultural Institute (WI)
National Young Farmers Coalition (CO, national)
New Mexico Healthy Soil Working Group (NM)
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)
Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OH)
Oregon Climate & Agriculture Network (OR)
Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PA)
Rural Vermont (VT)
Vermont Healthy Soils Coalition (VT)
Waterkeepers Chesapeake, Fair Farms Campaign (MD)
Western Organization of Resource Councils (ND, SD, MT, WY, CO, ID, OR)


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

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

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