The RC&D is committed to creating an entrepreneurial local food and agriculture economy by providing leadership through our programs and efforts, assessing the current food system, developing partnerships, and leading the development of a locally based system.
Major Program Areas (visit our Projects Page to find out how we put programs to work): • Community Farm Building
Developing and demonstrating different models of community farm operation in our 4-county area by providing technical assistance, project development, consulting, and community farm incubation services.
• Agricultural Economic Development
Addressing the need for viable business opportunities in the creation of a vibrant local food system by developing a network of strong entrepreneurs pursuing their passions through business ventures.
• Agricultural Integrated Water Resources Management
Addressing the need for water conservation in the growing of food by taking a business-friendly approach to integrated water resources management in agricultural operations.
• Community-Identified Food and Agriculture Projects
Creating opportunities for inspired community members to contribute by assisting in the development of partnership-based community food and agriculture projects.