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Small Farms Advisors and Staff


Small Farms Advisors and their teams serve small-scale farmers with diverse programs that address the needs of their counties' clientele. To meet those needs, staff:

  • provide on-farm consultations,
  • conduct research,
  • present educational outreach programs,
  • author research publications, and
  • collaborate with colleagues.

To find out more about each advisor and their team below.

  • Other Counties
    • If you don't see your county listed above, check out the UC ANR county office map. Click on your county to learn more about what advisors work in your region. 

Statewide Small Farms Teams work across county regions on select topics relevant to small farms.

  • California Undeserved and Small Producer Program (CUSP) Team
    • CUSP Funded Bilingual Educators
    • CUSP Funded Statewide Program Staff
    • The CUSP team provides bilingual technical assistance on a diversity of topics, including grant and incentive program application assistance, regulatory compliance, and agricultural production and marking technical assistance.


Emeritus Farm Advisors:

  • Richard Molinar, Fresno County (Retired, Emeritus)
  • Manuel Jimenez, Tulare County (Retired, Emeritus)
  • Aziz Baameur, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz & San Benito Counties (Retired, Emeritus)
  • Mark Gaskell, San Luis Obispo & Santa Barbara Counties(Retired, Emeritus)