Advisory Council

We are honored to have had such a diverse range of experienced, respected advisors with expertise in several different facets of farming (business operations, financing, conservation, production, and seed), who helped us design and launch the FarmsReach platform.

John Bauer
Owner, Santa Cruz Seed

Jennifer Biringer
Director – South Central Coast, Nature Conservancy

Anthony Chang
Founder, Kitchen Table Advisors

Shermain Hardesty
Former Director – UC Small Farm Program, UC Davis

Manuel Jimenez
Former Small Farm Program Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension

Gary Matteson
VP – Young, Beginning, Small Farmer Programs & Outreach, Farm Credit Council

Brett Melone
Former Executive Director, ALBA

Richard Molinar
Former Small Farm Program Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension

Jeffrey Scott
Principal, Frontline Conservation; Director of Social Enterprise Development, Heifer International

Jeff Steen
Principal, Naranj Investments & Ecosa Capital

Paul Underhill
Owner, Terra Firma Farm

Jared Zystro
CA Research & Education Specialist, Organic Seed Alliance

…and all of our Featured Farmers


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