Members


Our members are the heart of the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC): over 100 grassroots organizations united in their values and commitment to promoting a healthier, more vibrant food and farming system.

NSAC has two categories of membership: Represented Members and Participating Members.

Represented Members are formally represented by NSAC before Congress and government agencies in DC and are listed on all NSAC communications to federal policymakers and the general public.   Represented Members each have one seat on the NSAC Policy Council and participate in at least one NSAC Issue Committee.  Represented Members also help elect the NSAC Organizational Council.

Participating Members are organizations that prefer to not be formally represented by NSAC before government officials but that wish to participate in NSAC gatherings, NSAC Issue Committees, and other NSAC activities.   Participating Members may also serve on the Organizational Council and the Grassroots Council.

Click here for more information if your organization is interested in becoming a member of NSAC.

Individuals who are interested in contributing to NSAC’s work are encouraged to join a NSAC member group.  Visit the links below to get more information about NSAC member groups in your state or region.


Represented Members:

Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association Salinas, CA

Alternative Energy Resources Organization Helena, MT

California Certified Organic Farmers Santa Cruz, CA

California FarmLink Santa Cruz, CA

C.A.S.A. del Llano (Communities Assuring a Sustainable Agriculture) Hereford, TX

Catholic Rural Life Des Moines, IA

Center for Rural Affairs Lyons, NE

Clagett Farm/Chesapeake Bay Foundation Upper Marlboro, MD

Community Alliance with Family Farmers Davis, CA

Dakota Rural Action Brookings, SD

Delta Land and Community, Inc. Almyra, AR

Ecological Farming Association Soquel, CA

Farmer-Veteran Coalition Davis, CA

Fay-Penn Economic Development Council Lemont Furnace, PA

Flats Mentor Farm Lancaster, MA

Florida Organic Growers Gainesville, FL

GrassWorks New Holstein, WI

Hmong National Development, Inc. St Paul, MN and Washington, DC

Illinois Stewardship Alliance Springfield, IL

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy Minneapolis, MN

Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation Des Moines, IA

Izaak Walton League of America St. Paul, MN/Gaithersburg, MD

Kansas Rural Center Whiting, KS

The Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture Poteau, OK

Land Stewardship Project Minneapolis, MN

Michael Fields Agricultural Institute East Troy, WI

Michigan Food & Farming Systems – MIFFS East Lansing, MI

Michigan Organic Food and Farm Alliance Lansing, MI

Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service Spring Valley, WI

The National Center for Appropriate Technology Butte, MT

Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society Ceresco, NE

Northeast Organic Dairy Producers Alliance Deerfield, MA

Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society LaMoure, ND

Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides Eugene, OR

Ohio Ecological Food & Farm Association Columbus, OH

Organic Farming Research Foundation Santa Cruz, CA

Rural Advancement Foundation International – USA Pittsboro, NC

Union of Concerned Scientists Food and Environment Program Cambridge, MA

Virginia Association for Biological Farming Lexington, VA

Wild Farm Alliance Watsonville, CA


Participating Members:

Agrarian Trust Great Barrington, MA

Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network Montgomery, AL

Angelic Organics Learning Center Caledonia, IL

California Climate and Agriculture Network Sebastopol, CA

Carolina Farm Stewardship Association Pittsboro, NC

Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems – University of Wisconsin Madison, WI

Center for a Livable Future – Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD

Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources – Washington State University Puyallup, WA

Central Appalachian Network Berea, KY

Certified Naturally Grown Brooklyn, NY

Community Farm Alliance Frankfort, KY

Community Food Systems and Sustainable Agriculture Program – University of Missouri Columbia, MO

Conservation Districts of Iowa Earlham, IA

Fair Food Network Ann Arbor, MI

Family Farm Defenders Madison, WI

Farm Aid Cambridge, MA

Farm to Table – New Mexico Food and Agriculture Policy Council Santa Fe, NM

Farmers Market Coalition Charlottesville, VA

Food Animal Concerns Trust Chicago, IL

Food System Economic Partnership Ann Arbor, MI

Friends of Family Farmers Molalla, OR

Future Harvest – CASA (Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture) Fairplay, MD

Georgia Organics Atlanta, GA

Growing Power, Inc Milwaukee, WI and Chicago, IL

Healthy Food Action Minneapolis, MN

Heifer USA Little Rock, AR

The Humane Society of the United States Washington, DC

Innovative Farmers of Ohio Cleveland, OH

Iowa Environmental Council Des Moines, IA

Iowa Farmers Union Ames, IA

Island Grown Initiative Vineyard Haven, MA

Just Food New York, NY

Land for Good Keene, NH

Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture – Iowa State University Ames, IA

Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association Unity, ME

Maine Rural Partners – University of Maine Orono, ME

Michigan Land Use Institute Traverse City, MI

Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture – University of Minnesota St. Paul, MN

MSU Center for Regional Food Systems East Lansing, MI

National Farm to School Network Chicago, IL

National Hmong American Farmers Fresno, CA

National Young Farmers’ Coalition Tivoli, NY

Nebraska Wildlife Federation Lincoln, NE

New England Farmers Union Shelburne Falls, MA

Northeast Organic Farming Association – Interstate Council NY, MA, RI, VT, CT, NH, NJ

Oregon Tilth Corvallis, OR

Organic Farmers’ Agency for Relationship Marketing, Inc. Brussels, WI

Organic Valley LaFarge, WI

Partners for Rural America Nationwide

PCC Farmland Trust Seattle, WA

Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture Millheim, PA

Pesticide Action Network North America Oakland, CA

Practical Farmers of Iowa Ames, IA

Roots of Change San Francisco, CA

Slow Food USA Brooklyn, NY

Southeastern African-American Farmers Organic Network Savannah, GA

Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture Pocantico Hills, NY

Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota Princeton, MN

Tilth Producers of Washington Seattle, WA

Wallace Center – Winrock International Arlington, VA

The Washington Sustainable Food and Farming Network Mount Vernon, WA

West Virginia Food and Farm Coalition Mount Hope, WV

Wholesome Wave Bridgeport, CT

Women, Food, and Agriculture Network Ames, IA

SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE WORKING GROUPS (SAWGs)

The Sustainable Agriculture Working Groups (SAWGs) play a special role in NSAC as “organizations of organizations” in four regions — Midwest, South, Northeast, and West.

NSAC provides support for federal policy work in the regions, including information, materials, a framework for cross-region policy dialogue and coordination, policy analysis, and suggestions for approaches to advocacy, training, and organizing support.

The regional SAWGs are engaged in a broad range of sustainable agriculture-related activities and are very different in nature.  On the federal policy front, the SAWGs provide a forum for their member organizations to discuss and develop regional policy priorities that inform the strategies and initiatives of NSAC policy committees.

The SAWGs work with NSAC to seek input from, educate, organize, and mobilize grassroots in their region along with other NSAC partners, many of which are also participants in the SAWGs.  These interrelationships strengthen the grassroots, empowering them to explore sustainable alternatives in agriculture at home, and giving them the strength of a collective national voice through NSAC.

NORTHEAST
NESAWG
www.nesawg.org/

SOUTH
Southern SAWG
http://www.ssawg.org/

MIDWEST
MSAWG
16 North Carroll St. Suite 810
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 256-1859
bridget.holcomb@gmail.com

WEST
Western SAWG
PO Box 223
Austin, NV 89310
775-964-1027
http://www.westernsawg.com