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 beginning, immigrant, and women farmers and ranchers, and farmers of color, 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, 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.