Call for marketing agencies!

The Coalition is seeking 8 local agricultural producers – four crop farmers (orchard, vineyard, fruits and veggies) and four local dairy/rangeland producers – to join its Implementation Technical Advisory Committee working to advise your local RCD staff. This is a special opportunity for producers to play a critical role in driving the success of climate-smart agriculture within these two counties.

Members of the Technical Advisory Committee will collaborate on developing outreach strategies and set ranking criteria to allocate funding for climate smart practices. Agricultural producer insights and on-the-ground experience are crucial to provide resources in the most helpful manner.

Who is Eligible?

Individuals who have engaged in farming, ranching, and other agricultural practices to manage crops, orchards, vineyards, livestock, dairy products, and natural fibers. Individuals may be owners, managers, or workers of farms that are independently owned and operated and located in the Counties of Marin and/or Sonoma.

Technical Advisory Committee Terms

  • Stipend: Members will receive a stipend of $100 per hour for 3 meetings/year plus mileage for any in-person commitments. Compensation will be up to $400/mtg with an approximate time commitment of 3-4 hrs per meeting., including preparation and travel time. 
  • Meetings: The committee will convene three times per calendar year.
  • Duration: This is a 3-year commitment, offering a chance to make a lasting impact. If you need to leave before that time we will outreach for a replacement.
  • Eligibility for funding: TAC members are eligible to receive funding for projects. 

Selection: Committee members will be chosen through a public application process, ensuring a fair representation of our agricultural community’s rich diversity. We encourage applications from agricultural producers as well as organizations who serve small to medium-sized and socially disadvantaged Sonoma and Marin County ag producers and farmworkers, including but not limited to BIMPOC (Black, Indigenous, Multiracial, and People of Color), LGBTQ+, women and veterans.

Expertise: We’re looking for individuals with depth of knowledge and experience in climate-smart farming.

Interested applicants should complete our online form by March 22, 2024. We anticipate completing Committee Member selection by April 2024.