Welcome to the Farmers and Ranchers Section of our website. This section is designed to give farmers and ranchers the information or contacts needed to address water quality on your property and assess the effectiveness of water quality protection practices.
New funding opportunity!
USDA funds improved irrigation and nutrient management on the central coast. Read all about it!
Addressing Water Quality On Your Land
Read about and implement water quality assessment and management practices on your own.
Watershed Working Groups
Meet with other farmers or ranchers in your area as part of an industry-led Watershed Working Group.
Who You Can Work With
Contact technical advisors from AWQA partner organizations who can provide you with free one-on-one consultation and help you obtain funding to pay for new management practices.
Farm Water Quality Planning Continuing Education
Completed in 2007, the Farm Water Quality Planning short course delivered educational and planning resources to growers to develop a Water Quality Plan for their operations. Learn about the outcomes of this program, and find links to ongoing opportunities for continuing education.
Explore funding sources to help pay for water quality protection projects on your land.
Links to other web sites with information about ways to protect water quality on farm and ranch lands.