CFA Committees


  • Grassroots Fundraising Committee : helps develop CFA’s grassroots fundraising strategy and execute goals, meets monthly. Contact Maggie Smith at
  • Strategic Planning Steering Committee : helps guide CFA through our Strategic Planning process, has about 1-2 calls per month. Contact Martin Richards at
  • Annual Meeting Planning Team: helps plan the Annual Meeting–starts meeting in May/June thru December. Contact Kelsey Voit ( & Maggie Smith (
  • Equity Advisory Board : meets twice per year to hold CFA accountable to our Commitment to Equity and adjust/set goals; helps achieve those goals throughout the year. Contact Kelsey Voit at
  • Patchwork Initiative Steering Committee : developing what the next phase of CFA’s Farmers of Color work looks like as we roll out the Patchwork Initiative. Meeting frequency TBD. Contact Tiffany El-Amin ( & Martin Richards (

Policy Issues

  • Local Meat Working Group : addressing local meat processing and supply chain issues; meets monthly or as needed. Contact Laurie White at
  • Climate Change Working Group : working on state soil health policy, climate change education, and centering agriculture in Green New Deal discussions; meets every month. Contact Kelsey Voit at
  • Healthy Food & Farm Campaign Committee : spearheads the direction of the policy campaign to get the Healthy Farm and Food Incentive Fund passed in 2022. Meets at least monthly. Contact Kimmie Ishmael at