Welcome to Sierra CRAFT!
Sierra Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT) is a farmer-led coalition of small farmers from Sierra, Plumas, Yuba, Nevada, Placer and Eldorado Counties in the Sierra Mountains of California. The original CRAFT was formed by a small group of growers in upstate New York in 1994 and has since been replicated by farmers in several other regions of the country because of their great success in facilitating community within agriculture and providing practical on-farm training.
The Mission of Sierra CRAFT is threefold:
- Provide on-farm field days throughout the year to facilitate the exchange of information among farmers and ranchers;
- Create and manage a listserv to facilitate communication among farmers and ranchers; and
- Provide regular farm business planning classes to encourage the adoption of business practices that will improve the economic viability of Sierra Nevada farms.
Sierra CRAFT is funded by a grant from the Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program of the United States Department of Agriculture and is wholly administered by farmers and ranchers in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Since we are farmer-driven, we encourage established farmers and ranchers, young people just getting started, and everyone in between to get involved to make this effort a success!
AgFutures is funded by WSARE
Join Our Listserv!
It's easy to start networking with other farmers and ranchers. Join the Sierra CRAFT listserv to exchange ideas, ask questions, or offer information to other growers.