A Farmer Campus Program

Farming through Wildfire Season

Dedicated to helping farmers and ranchers face a future of fires

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 tool 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.
  • Offer concrete solutions based on decades of training small farmers.
  • Address the needs of producers in high-risk regions in the West.
  • Builds upon existing multimedia curriculum with case studies of impacted producers, farm-based activities, and a comprehensive workbook. 

This program was built around the expressed needs for farmers and offers viable, actionable solutions developed in collaboration with top fire experts, organizations, and impacted farmers.

Farmers Build Fire Resilience: Online Course

Farmer Campus, in collaboration with Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF), bring you an interactive self-led course that will give you the toolkit needed to reduce the human, production, financial and legal risks from wildfires.

You’ll access an engaging online curriculum combined with hands-on activities and a live network of fellow producers. Garner actionable solutions, deepen your understanding and leave with a practical Wildfire Resilience plan to help you, your farm, and your community face future of fire.

Media & Resources

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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.


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.

wildfire Resilience Library

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

Wildfire & Agriculture Resources

We are scouring the web and collecting videos, literature, and media around wildfires and agriculture for those that want to dig into the topic.

Listos en la Finca - Ready on Farm

Videos y recursos en Español y algunas tareas claves para estas preparados por desastre. Videos and resources in Spanish for Wildfire Resilience!

Get Prepared

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

Your Wildfire Preparedness Workbook

Download the Wildfire Preparedness Workbook by filling out this form*

*Why do we collect emails? This workbook is being improved and want to make sure you have the most up-to-date information. We will not sell or share your email.

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“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, Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program G226-22-W8617 and AFRI EWD Predoctoral Award #2022-67011-36637. 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.”