Ag Innovations

Projects


American Canyon Farmers Market Feasibility Study

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Ag Innovations worked with the City of American Canyon in 2015 to assess the feasibility of establishing a farmers’ market in the city’s downtown through independent research, surveys, interviews, and community meetings.

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California Agricultural Vision

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The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), in partnership with American Farmland Trust, hired Ag Innovations to facilitate California Agricultural Vision (Ag Vision), a year-long planning process held in 2010, that resulted in the design of a 20-year blueprint for sustaining California’s agricultural economy.

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California Roundtable on Agriculture and the Environment

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The California Roundtable on Agriculture and the Environment (CRAE) is California’s preeminent forum for agricultural and environmental leaders to resolve conflict, find common ground, and work together to support agriculture and improve environmental outcomes.

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California Roundtable on Water and Food Supply

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The California Roundtable on Water and Food Supply (CRWFS) is a multi-sector forum of experts and leaders convened by Ag Innovations since 2010 to identify obstacles, develop solutions, and take action to enhance water security for agriculture, the public, and the environment in California.

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James Beard Foundation Annual Food Conference

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Since 2009 Ag Innovations has co-designed and facilitated the James Beard Foundation’s annual Food Conference in New York City, one of the country’s most important venues for the food movement that engages more than 200 attendees each year. This year's conference will be held on October 19th & 20th.

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Maricopa County Food Policy Coalition

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Maricopa County, the United State’s fourth largest metropolitan area, is working with Ag Innovations to ensure its residents have access to healthy food and to maintain the limited amount of agriculture that remains in its immediate area.

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Regulations Affecting Agriculture

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In order to address regulations affecting agriculture, Ag Innovations held focused listening sessions with agricultural, conservation, and government agency representatives and leaders to build a better understanding of the experiences, challenges, and recommended solutions of each stakeholder group in 2014.

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San Joaquin Valley Greenprint Project

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The Environmental Science and Policy Department of UC Davis hired Ag Innovations Network in 2014 on behalf of the Fresno Council of Governments and the San Joaquin Valley Policy Council to design and implement a series of public input meetings to validate and prioritize the data sets that are included in the San Joaquin Valley Greenprint Project, a non-regulatory, stakeholder-driven initiative to develop a map library about regional resources, to provide agriculture, water, and environmental leaders and decision-makers with the data, and to foster discussion about how to preserve agriculture, water and natural resources in the Valley, while also accommodating new population and urban growth. 

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San Mateo County Food System Alliance

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Founded in 2006, the San Mateo County Food System Alliance (SMFSA) is a collaboration of community leaders focused on creating a better future for farms, people, and the environment in San Mateo County.

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Santa Barbara County Food Action Plan

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The Santa Barbara Food Action Plan is the ongoing product of a community coalition of food system and health organizations facilitated by Ag Innovations that lays out the community's strategies and actions that will lead to a better food system for all. Ag Innovations is utilizing its decade-plus experience in other California counties in facilitating and producing such a community road map for food sytstem health.

 

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Second Harvest Food Bank Community Partner Strategy Project

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In 2015 Ag Innovations is assisting Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties in their “Community Partner Strategy” project that will develop and enhance organizational and leadership capacities among their partner agencies.

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Sonoma County Food System Alliance

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Since its founding in 2009 the Sonoma County Food System Alliance (SCFSA) has developed a roadmap for how communities can come together to change the dialogue, and the policy, driving food and farming issues.

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Workforce Housing and Transportation Project

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The Workforce Housing and Transportation Project (WHTP) brought together leaders from agriculture, labor, housing, and transportation throughout 2013 to develop a set of concrete recommendations outlined in our Shelter + Mobility report to local and state governments, the specialty crop industry, nongovernmental organizations, and communities on how they can increase housing and transportation resources for specialty crop workers, increase their access to jobs in the sector, and sustain the specialty crop industry.

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