A visual map of NSAC members across the US

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.

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

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

NSAC’s Represented Members and Participating Members are listed below.

Represented 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.

Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association Salinas, CA

CCOF Santa Cruz, CA

California FarmLink Santa Cruz, CA

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

Catholic Rural Life St Paul, MN

Center for Rural Affairs Lyons, NE

Clagett Farm/Chesapeake Bay Foundation Upper Marlboro, MD

Community Alliance with Family Farmers Davis, CA

CISA: Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture South Deerfield, MA

Dakota Rural Action Brookings, SD

Ecological Farming Association Soquel, CA

Farmer-Veteran Coalition Davis, CA

Florida Organic Growers Gainesville, FL

FoodCorps Portland, OR

GrassWorks New Holstein, WI

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

Illinois Stewardship Alliance Springfield, IL

Savanna Institute Champaign, IL

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy Minneapolis, MN

Interfaith Sustainable Food Collaborative Sebastopol, CA

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

Kansas Rural Center Topeka, KS

The Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture Poteau, OK

Land Stewardship Project Minneapolis, MN

MAFO St Cloud, MN

Michael Fields Agricultural Institute East Troy, WI

Michigan Food & Farming Systems – MIFFS East Lansing, MI

Michigan Organic Food and Farm Alliance Lansing, MI

Marbleseed Spring Valley, WI

Missouri Coalition for the Environment St. Louis, MO

Montana Organic Association Missoula, MT

The National Center for Appropriate Technology Butte, MT

National Center for Frontier Communities Silver City, NM

National Hmong American Farmers Fresno, CA

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

Nourish Colorado Denver, CO

Ohio Ecological Food & Farm Association Columbus, OH

Oregon Tilth Corvallis, OR

Organic Farming Research Foundation Santa Cruz, CA

Organic Seed Alliance Port Townsend, WA

Pasa Sustainable Agriculture Millheim, PA

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

Women, Food, and Agriculture Network Ames, IA

Participating Members

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.

Agrarian Trust Weare, NH

Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network Montgomery, AL

Alternative Energy Resources Organization Helena, MT

Angelic Organics Learning Center Caledonia, IL

Association of Illinois Soil & Water Conservation Districts Springfield, IL

Berkeley Food Institute Berkeley, CA

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 Small Farms & Community Food Systems, Oregon State University Corvallis, OR

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

Central Appalachian Network Asheville, NC

Certified Naturally Grown Brooklyn, NY

Chicago Food Policy Action Council Chicago, IL

Climate Land Leaders Minneapolis, MN

Coastal Enterprises, Inc. Brunswick, ME

The Common Market Philadelphia, PA

Community Farm Alliance Frankfort, KY

Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship Medford, WI

Dirigo Food Safety Cumberland, ME

Fair Food Network Ann Arbor, MI

Farm Aid Cambridge, MA

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

Farmers Market Coalition Kimberton, PA

Food Animal Concerns Trust Chicago, IL

Foodshed Capital Charlottesville, VA

Friends of Family Farmers Molalla, OR

Friends of the Mississippi River St. Paul, MN

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

Georgia Organics Atlanta, GA

Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities (formerly Michigan Land Use Institute) Traverse City, MI

Hazon Falls Village, CT

Heifer USA Little Rock, AR

Illinois Environmental Council Springfield, IL

Inter-Institutional Network for Food and Agricultural Sustainability (INFAS) Davis, CA

Just Food New York, NY

Kitchen Table Advisors Palo Alto, CA

Land for Good Keene, NH

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

Maine Farmland Trust Belfast, ME

Maine Federation of Farmers Markets Pittsfield, ME

Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association Unity, ME

Michigan Farmers Market Association East Lansing, MI

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

Mississippi River Network La Grange Park, IL

Mississippi Sustainable Agriculture Network Oxford, MS

MSU Center for Regional Food Systems East Lansing, MI

National Bison Association Westminster, CO

National Farm to School Network Chicago, IL

National Young Farmers’ Coalition Hudson, NY

Nebraska Wildlife Federation Lincoln, NE

New England Farmers Union Turners Falls, MA

New Entry Sustainable Farming Project Beverly, MA

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

Oregon Climate and Agriculture Network – Eugene, OR

Organic Farmers’ Agency for Relationship Marketing, Inc. Aldrich, MN

Organic Valley LaFarge, WI

Organization for Competitive Markets Lincoln, NE

Partners for Rural America Nationwide

Penn State Extension: Energy, Business, and Community Vitality Team Philadelphia, PA

Pesticide Action Network North America Oakland, CA

Pinnacle Prevention Chandler, AZ

Powder River Basin Resource Council Sheridan, WY

Practical Farmers of Iowa Ames, IA

Regenerative Agriculture Alliance Northfield, MN

Renewing the Countryside Minneapolis, MN

Republic Food Enterprise Center Republic, PA

Roots of Change San Francisco, CA

Self-Help Credit Union Durham, NC

Slow Food USA Brooklyn, NY

South East Michigan Producers Association Sumpter Township, MI

Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture Pocantico Hills, NY

Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota Princeton, MN

Sustainable Food Center Austin, TX

Wallace Center – Winrock International Arlington, VA

West Virginia Food and Farm Coalition Charleston, WV

Wholesome Wave Bridgeport, CT

World Farmers Lancaster, MA

Cultivate Kansas City Kansas City, MO

The Xerces Society Portland, OR


The Sustainable Agriculture Working Groups (SAWGs) play a special role in NSAC as “organizations of organizations”.  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.