As experts and thought leaders in the application of a systems approach to ag and natural resources opportunities and challenges, we persistently scan the landscape for other leaders and organizations to co-sense the future system that is waiting and wanting to emerge. We utilize our extensive network to bring the right people to the roundtables, coalitions, and social innovation labs that are co-creating new solutions.
Ag Innovations is a 501c3 nonprofit organization based in Sonoma County, California that cultivates the collaboration needed to solve California’s environmental, agricultural, and natural resource challenges. We are trusted facilitators, process designers, and project managers. Our extensive knowledge and deep networks in ag, food, water, fire and forests, and rural communities enable us to identify the right problems to tackle and the right people to engage.
The mission of Ag Innovations is to facilitate collaboration among diverse groups to develop holistic solutions to California’s most complex agricultural, natural resource, and environmental challenges.
At Ag Innovations, we envision a future where California’s people and places are healthy and resilient in the face of a rapidly changing climate. Communities are creative and effective in how they steward the natural and agricultural systems that we all depend on, and work together across rural and urban divides.
We strive for a future where people come to the table to work together and find common ground, whether it’s in the barn or in the conference room. Diverse voices are sought out, and while they may not agree on everything, people leave conversations energized and ready to lead collaboration towards new solutions for a long and thriving future.
We are dedicated to:
- Creating long-lasting, effective change by helping our groups think systemically.
- Seeking multi-benefit, generative solutions that support communities, farms, ranches, forests and natural lands in order to improve our ability to adapt to changing conditions in the future.
- Designing and facilitating our processes to be welcoming, inclusive, and diverse, to see clearly the historic patterns and relationships that keep things the way they are, and to lift up and care for all voices and all needs.
- Striving to courageously and skillfully address issues of power, race, and inequity with our groups and in our organization.
We are dedicated to unlocking the desire for change and the creativity that is possible whenever we bring diverse leaders together to create a better future.