700 13th St. NW, Suite 200
Washington DC 20005
Information about state programs that promote success in agriculture for people
American Association of Community Colleges
One Dupont Circle, NW
Washington, DC 20036
AACC can provide information on community colleges in general, as well as
information on how to reach specific community colleges, in addition to
answering questions about a community college education.
Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association
P.O. Box 29135
San Francisco CA 94129-0135
Information, resource catalogs, educational and research programs, referrals
Center for Rural Affairs
P.O. Box 406
Walthill NE 68067
Information clearinghouse, policy and issue research on agricultural and rural
Children's Defense Fund--Children's Health Insurance Program
25 E Street NW
Washington DC 20001
Provides referrals for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) which
helps states cover uninsured children in low-wage, working families with
incomes too high to qualify for Medicaid but too low to afford private
coverage; individual states that currently are participating are listed under
that state's heading in this directory.
Community Food Security Coalition
P.O. Box 209
Venice CA 90294
The Coalition acts as a resource center and clearinghouse for information
related to food and agricultural projects; serves as a think-tank on food
security issues; produces publications and guidebooks; provides training and
technical assistance services to community groups; and is a policy advocate on
the federal level.
Community Supported Agriculture Info Line
Referrals to local community supported agricultural programs (CSA's).
334 Broadway, Suite 1
Cambridge MA 02139
Thousands of farm families, just like the Buschkoetters, are still struggling to survive the
economic crisis which has gripped rural America. With low commodity prices, unfair trade
practices, misguided national policy and the spread of factory farms, family farmers continue to
lose their farms at disturbing rates. In response, since 1985 Farm Aid has distributed $14.5 million
to over 100 farm organizations in 44 states.
Farm Safety 4 Just Kids
P.O. Box 458
110 S. Chestnut Ave.
Earlham IA 50072-0458
Works to prevent farm-related childhood injuries, health risks and fatalities;
referrals to local chapter
Farmers Legal Action Group (FLAG)
46 East 4th Street , #1301
St. Paul MN 55101
FLAG is a nonprofit law center dedicated to keeping family farmers on the land.
FLAG provides legal services to financially distressed farmers and their
advocates and attorneys nationwide by providing legal education, backup
support, impact litigation and legislative and administrative technical
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
2015 1st Ave. S.
Minneapolis MN 55404
The IATP, a research and educational organization, strives to create
environmentally and economically sustainable communities and regions through
sound agricultural and trade policy; it assists public interest organizations
in influencing policy making by monitoring, analysis, and research; education
and outreach; training and technical assistance; coalition building and
USDA Cooperative Extension Service
Stop 2225, Room 3440-S
1400 Independence Ave. SW
Washington DC 20250-2225
Provides information about and referrals to the over 100 local cooperative
extension services which in turn offer educational programs for youth and
adults including 4-H, office consultation and farm visits for agricultural
issues, and family and consumer science programs.
National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture
P.O. Box 396
Pine Bush NY 12566
Policy development from grassroots network organization, advocacy, organization
and mobilization to foster sustainable agricultural systems, information
clearinghouse, referral to local organizations.
National Catholic Rural Life Conference
4625 Beaver Avenue
Des Moines IA 50310-2199
The NCRLC is a membership organization grounded in a spiritual tradition which
brings together the Church, care for creation and care for community, fostering
programs of direct service and systematic change. As an educator in the faith,
the NCRLC seeks to relate religion to the rural world; develops support
services for rural pastoral ministers, serves as a prophetic voice and as a
catalyst and convenor for social change.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
24-hour hotline for referral to local shelters, information clearinghouse;
National Family Farm Coalition
110 Maryland Ave. NE, Suite 307
Washington DC 20002
Currently consisting of 33 farm, resource conservation and rural advocacy
groups from 33 states, NFFC brings together farmers and others to organize
national projects focused on preserving and strengthening family farms. NFFC's
Credit Task Force works directly with family farmers in their efforts to gain
access to USDA programs and to promote fairer credit policies at the federal
National Farmers Organization
2505 Elwood Avenue
Ames IA 50010
Information on agricultural commodity marketing, referrals to state chapters
National Farmers Union
11900 E. Cornell Ave.
Aurora CO 80014-3194
Referrals to state Farmers Union organizations; NFU activities include
educational programs, legislative activities, and providing know-how for the
formation and furtherance of member-owned and -operated cooperatives.
Self Help Resource and Exchange Program (SHARE)
National toll free information line for local services in 24 states. This
service is available to anyone regardless of income level; it provides a
monthly, basic, affordable, supplemental food package.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
2210 East Highland Avenue, Suite 106
San Bernadino CA 92404
Weekend programs to strengthen marriages