Funding for San Joaquin Valley Farmers - American Farmland Trust

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Technical Support and Funding for San Joaquin Valley Farmers to Help Soil Health, Water Management
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Applications Accepted before January and April 2025


Funding for Central Valley Farmers for conservation cover under almond treesA new collaborative project will provide technical support and funding for San Joaquin Valley farmers to help with land and water conservation, specifically in Tulare, Fresno, Madera, Merced, and Stanislaus counties.

This partnership stretches across the San Joaquin Valley, including:

  • 4 Resource Conservation Districts (RCDs), including East Stanislaus RCD, East Merced RCD, Madera-Chowchilla RCD, and Sierra RCD
  • American Farmland Trust
  • USDA-Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) offices in the San Joaquin Valley

The program provides financial support from the NRCS to farmers who need assistance in transitioning to 14 practices. Each is recognized by USDA-NRCS, and the application process goes through a similar process to the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) application.

What's Funded

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  • English (downloadable PDF of NRCS-CPA 1200 application. Click “RCPP” on question 2).
  • Spanish .


Get Help
East Stanislaus RCD

Trina Walley (Mgr),

Chris Yohannan (conservation planner),

East Merced RCD       

Ursula Stock (Mgr),

Madera-Chowchilla RCD

Amy Siliznoff (Mgr),

Chris Yohannan (staff share conservation planner w/ ESRCD),

Sierra RCD (Fresno County)  

Mason Roth,

Tulare County       

Lurana Strong (NRCS manager),

Paul Lum (AFT Ag Specialist),

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