A Farmer Campus Program

Farming through Wildfire Season

Dedicated to helping farmers and ranchers face a future of fires

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Building Fire Resilience Together

Drawing on decades of training small-farmers amidst climate change, Farmer Campus in collaboration with community partners bring you the Farming through Wildfire Season Program. You’ll find a self-led online course with a learning network of fellow farmers, a downloadable Fire Resilience Workbook, farmer centered research and a collection of producer stories sharing impact and recovery to help you garner actionable solutions, deepen your understanding and leave with a hands on tools to build fire resilience on your farm.

Climate change and high-intensity wildfires increasingly threaten agriculture in the West. In 2019 and 2020 this program supported 215 producers in wildfire risk management, response and recovery. However, the need continues as farmers across our networks have lost everything or faced severe losses due to the largest wildfire season on record. Farmer Campus’s Farming Through Wildfire Season program aims to reduce the human, production and financial risks of small-farmers to wildfires. We offer concrete solutions based on decades of training small-farmers, and address the needs of producers in high-risk regions in the West. It builds upon existing multimedia-curriculum with case-studies of impacted producers, farm-based activities, and a comprehensive workbook. This program offers viable, actionable solutions developed in collaboration with top fire experts, organizations and impacted farmers.

Call to Action

Ready to start preparing your farm for fire? Download your Wildfire Preparedness Plan filled with hands-on practical activities for getting your farm & business ready. 

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Podcast

Travel with us to the fields and back in this special podcast series in order to hear stories from farmers, ranchers and community members impacted by increasingly devastating wildfires.

Videos

Watch the videos form our hybrid online course and network Farmers Build Fire Resilience dedicated to helping farmers and ranchers face a future with fire.

Disaster Clearinghouse

CAFF's carefully compiled collection of resources specifically to help farms, ranches and rural communities best prepare and recover from natural disasters.

Wildfire Resilience library

We've scoured the web and collected literature and media around wildfire resilience for those that want to dig into the topic.

From the Field

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Our Network

Core Founders, Partners, Advisors and Funders

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Get in Touch

Learn more about Farmer Campus or shoot us an email with questions. We’re here to help you adapt to an increasingly devastating fire season and the uncertainties that come with farming with nature.

“This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award Numbers 2018-70027-28587, RMA21CPT0011602, and Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program G226-22-W8617. USDA is an equal opportunity employer and service provider.  Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In addition, any reference to specific brands or types of products or services does not constitute or imply an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for those products or services.”
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