Evolving Sustainable Pest Management in California – Ag innovations’ Road through Systems Change

California Department of Food and Agriculture insect trap By Suzannah Sosman The Sustainable Pest Management Roadmap for California – released by the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA), and the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) on January 26th – articulates a bold vision for pest management over the […]

The gift of not-knowing: Six questions for leading in complexity

By Katy Mamen The simple truth is that the world we live in today is bewilderingly complex. The growing wealth gap, the tenuous future of our democracy, and the trajectory of the global climate are just a few of the trends whose uncertainty can trigger deep angst. We see signs of complexity within our daily […]

Staff Learning Journey: Valley Ford Cheese Company and Stemple Creek Ranch

By Gillies Robertson I have visited many ranches and met many ranchers over the last decade or so. In my previous work as a project manager with Yolo and Shasta Valley Resource Conservation Districts, I regularly found myself wandering around a field dodging cow pats, getting my boots stuck in thick, sticky clay after a […]

Renewing our Vision, Mission, and Values

By Genevieve Taylor Dear Friends, In 2021, the board and staff of Ag Innovations took time to reflect on our vision, mission, and values — and our future direction.  We took time to talk to an array of partners new and old, including farmers, agencies, NGOs, foundations, and the corporate world. We asked, “What’s deeply […]

Staff Highlight Q&A: Guadalupe Garcia, Project Coordinator

What do you love most about your work here at Ag Innovations?    I love the diversity of different projects that we get to work on, from food systems to water projects. It really helps stretch my understanding and knowledge on natural resources.  So I get to learn a lot about water and relevant water […]

Two Top Skills for Collaboration

By Genevieve Taylor The issues of today are complex, interconnected, and most importantly, can’t be solved alone — particularly ones at the intersection of agriculture, community, and natural resources and the environment, where Ag Innovations lives.  However, collaboration is tricky business. There are so many ways it can fail, many try to skip it altogether. […]

Open Position: Searching for a project manager!

Ag Innovations in Sebastopol is growing and we are looking to bring on a new Project Manager to join our talented team. Our new Project Manager will support our facilitation team in creating effective change processes with project management and coordination, communications and other support to Ag Innovations clients, Program Team and Senior Facilitator(s). The […]