Conservation Agriculture Systems Innovation
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Conservation Agriculture Systems Innovation



Agricultural Sustainability Institute

The Agricultural Sustainability Institute's mission is to ensure access to healthy food and to promote the vitality of agriculture today and for future generations. This is done through integrative research, education, communication and early action on emerging issues.

American Farmland Trust
American Farmland Trust is a national organization dedicated to saving America’s farm and ranch land, promoting healthy farming practices and supporting farms and farmers. As the vital link among farmers, conservationists and policy-makers, the trust is focused on ensuring the availability of fresh food, a healthy environment and strong local economies across the nation.

California Association of Resource Conservation Districts
Resource Conservation Districts (RCDs), once known as Soil Conservation Districts, are "special districts" of the state of California, set up under California law to be locally governed agencies with their own locally appointed, independent boards of directors.
California Cotton Ginners and Growers Associations
The California Cotton Ginners Association and the California Cotton Growers Association represent their members in the legal, legislative and regulatory affairs of their respective businesses. Both associations are non-profit trade associations and are supported by an annual voluntary dues assessment per bale produced and per bale ginned.
California Tomato Research Institute
Founded in 1968, the California Tomato Research Institute, Inc. is a non-profit organization of processing tomato growers. As the industry's research leader, the institute's purpose is to identify, fund and direct research to maintain and enhance the economic viability of California's processing tomato industry with emphasis on production, product quality and the environment.

California Wheat Commission
Wheat growers voted to establish the California Wheat Commission in 1983, expressly to develop and maintain domestic and international markets for California wheat and support research that improves California wheat quality and marketability.
College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences - UC Davis
CAES is an innovative, integrated and diverse school for the study of agricultural, environmental and human sciences. The college offers undergraduates 29 majors in the agricultural, environmental, and human sciences.
Department of Plant Sciences - UC Davis
The Department of Plant Sciences faculty provide research leadership in the national and international community of plant scientists, and develop research-based information and technologies necessary to maintain California’s agricultural economy at the forefront of the world, to foster agricultural and environmental sustainability, and to assure a safe, healthful and stable food supply.
Georgia Conservation Tillage Association
GCTA is a farmer-led, grass roots movement. It is a partnership of farmers, government agencies, agribusiness, farm organizations and concerned citizens helping farmers get the facts about conservation tillage systems. Homegrown good ideas, research findings and information exchange are being used in a united effort to improve and sustain Georgia's agriculture. Timely information is provided to farmers wanting to adopt conservation tillage (no-till, strip-till and mulch-till.)
Natural Resources Conservation Service
NRCS is a USDA agency that works with landowners through conservation planning and assistance designed to benefit the soil, water, air, plants, and animals that result in productive lands and healthy ecosystems.
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Nesei Farmers League
The Neisei Farmers League specializes in labor, immigration, housing, transportation and environmental issues. It has a diverse representation of the various agriculture commodities such as grapes, tree fruit, citrus, strawberries, vegetables and nut crops.  In addition, we represent flower and Christmas tree producers and farm labor contractors. On the production side, we represent packing houses, processing plants, dehydrators and many non-agriculture businesses who are dependent on the agricultural industry.
No Till On The Plains
No-till on the Plains, Inc., headquartered in Wamego, Kansas, is a partnership of farmers, agribusinesses, associations, and state and federal agencies that are committed to increasing the adoption of cropping systems that will enhance soil and water quality, economic potential and the quality of life. The organization is devoted to educating farmers about how to develop economically, agronomically, and environmentally sound crop production systems through the application of no-till farming techniques.
Sustainable Conservation
Sustainable Conservation advances the stewardship of natural resources using innovative, pragmatic strategies that actively engage businesses and private landowners in conservation.
University of California Cooperative Extension
University of California Cooperative Extension has farm, 4-H, and nutrition, family and consumer sciences advisors based in more than 50 county offices. In addition, Cooperative Extension specialists are headquartered at UC Berkeley, UC Davis and UC Riverside, where they conduct research. These specialists provide statewide leadership to teams of advisors and faculty, and carry out outreach programs statewide and at the local level. As a land-grant institution, the Cooperative Extension mandate is tied to the welfare, development and protection of California agriculture, natural resources and people.
Western Agricultural Processors Association
WAPA represents and performs environmental and safety services for the tree nut industry, including almond hullers and processors, pistachio, pecan and walnut processors. WAPA also provides consulting services to other agricultural processors including vegetable dehydrators, tomato processing plants, cotton gins and farms in California and Arizona on a contract basis.
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