FarmLink has been operating since 1999, and over the years we have identified these values and principles to guide our work:
Equitable Access to Opportunity
We value opportunities for people of color, women, immigrants, and beginners to establish themselves in California agriculture.
Creativity and Innovation
We value innovative tools and strategies that support and connect farmers and ranchers with land, financing, and assistance.
Partnership and Commitment
We value long-term relationships with farmers, ranchers, landowners, and other partners that create and sustain opportunities for beginning farmers and ranchers.
We value good land stewardship and resilient working landscapes that provide the basis for sustainable and organic agriculture.
Honesty and Fairness
In the high-stakes business of agriculture, we value fairness, accountability, and transparency in our work to connect people with land and financing.
Learning and Growth
We value continuing education and learning from diverse farmers and ranchers who inform, teach, and inspire us to improve our work.