Board

The California Small Farm Conference is comprised of 13 supporting organizations each a champion for small farms. Without the leadership and visions of these dedicated individuals and organizations, the Conference would not be the success it is today.

 

Supporting Organizations:

California Department of Food and Agriculture
Center for Food & Justice-Urban & Environmental Policy Institute, Occidental College
Community Alliance with Family Farmers
Ecology Center
National Center for Appropriate Technology
Oak Park Farmers Market/NeighborWorks
Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association
Sustainable Economic Enterprises Los Angeles (SEE-LA)
UCCE Berkeley
UCCE San Diego
UC Small Farm Program
United States Department of Agriculture
USDA NRCS

Board Officers:

President – James Haydu, Sustainable Economic Enterprises Los Angeles (SEE-LA)
Secretary – Rex Dufour, National Center for Appropriate Technology
Past-President – Karen Rich Firestein, USDA Rural Development
Treasurer – Natalie Krout-Greenberg, California Department of Food and Agriculture
Director at Large – Shermain Hardesty, UC Small Farm Program

Board Members:
Carle Brinkman, Ecology Center
Sharon Cech, Center for Food & Justice Urban & Environmental Policy Institute Occidental College
Diane Del Signore, Community Alliance with Family Farmers
Luana Kiger, USDA NRCS
Ramiro Lobo, UCCE San Diego
Stefan Robinson, Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association
Brooke Rafaele, USDA-Farm Service Agency Monterey-Santa Cruz-San Mateo Counties
Jennifer Sowerwine, UCCE Berkeley
Joany Titherington, Oak Park Farmers Market Neighbor Works Home Ownership Center Sacramento Region
Alternate Members:
Penny Leff, UC Small Farm Program
Allen Moy, Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association