Focuses on the challenges and opportunities of California's small-scale farm operators.
We develop field and marketing research aimed at the needs of small- and moderate-scale farmers, and provide that information to farmers who are often not reached by traditional extension programs. Our clients include farmers of many different cultures who operate a wide variety of farming operations, often with limited resources.
We are a statewide program, part of the University of California's division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and were created in 1979 by an act of the California legislature.
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