About Us

Pioneering the path to irrigation modernization.

Our Approach

Water management solutions that benefit the common good.

Farmers Conservation Alliance is a 501c3 nonprofit social enterprise. In partnership with rural communities, we are tirelessly in pursuit of water management solutions that benefit both agriculture and the environment.

FCA began in 2005 when the Farmers Irrigation District of Hood River, Oregon, licensed the Farmers Screen™ technology to FCA under the condition that we take the Farmers Screen™ to market, address institutional barriers to fish screens, and invest profits into other technologies and solutions that benefit both the environment and agriculture.

Along the way, we realized that the highest measure of mutual benefit would be to achieve agricultural resiliency. Achieving such a goal meant taking on the complete modernization of our failing irrigation infrastructure.

FCA is in the unique position to help realize that formidable goal. We have amassed trusted relationships through our hands-on, solutions-oriented approach with farmers and rural communities. Those relationships have built a deep understanding of the challenges and benefits associated with the process of irrigation modernization.

Our Irrigation Modernization Program creates a path forward for irrigation communities to upgrade their infrastructure, saving water and operating costs, while restoring streams, protecting fish, and generating green, renewable energy.

Our Team

With a diverse set of backgrounds, our team’s strength lies in its ability to handle all aspects of supporting modernization: technical, engineering, renewable energy, project management, operations, community outreach, communications, funding,
and implementation.

  • Julie Davies O'Shea

    Executive Director

  • Matt Adams

    Engineer

  • James Adkins

    Communications Manager

  • Kristin Alligood

    IMP Project Staff

  • Fredi Avila

    Funding Specialist

  • Jesus Barrera

    Staff Engineer

  • Stacy Birch

    Financial Specialist

  • Mattie Bossler

    Water Resources Engineer

  • Mike Britton

    Government Relations

  • Grace Brofman

    IMP Project Staff

  • Preston Brown

    IMP Project Manager

  • Raija Bushnell

    Watershed Planning Program Manager

  • Megan Christian

    Program Impact

  • Jessica French

    Natural Resource Specialist

  • Janelle Gaun

    Program Specialist

  • Brett Golden

    Director Of Modernization

  • Stephanie Halici

    Operations Specialist

  • Peter Harkema

    Irrigation Community Lead

  • Kate Hart

    IMP Project Staff

  • Aisha Hill

    Contract Specialist

  • Alan Horton

    Managing Director

  • Ani Kasch

    GIS Specialist

  • Marla Keethler

    Communications

  • Bethany Kharrazi

    Natural Resource Specialist

  • Dan Kleinsmith

    Farmers Screen Project Manager

  • Keith Kueny

    Special Projects Manager

  • Stacy Lowery

    Director of Contracts and Human Resources

  • Clare McClellan

    Natural Resource Specialist

  • David McKay

    IMP Project Staff

  • David Mueller

    Project Specialist

  • Alex Nagel

    IMP Project Staff

  • Lucas Neff

    Natural Resource Specialist

  • Joe Reber

    Information Systems Manager

  • Amanda Schroeder

    IMP Project Staff

  • Jenny Severson

    GIS Specialist

  • Connie Shaw

    Finance Manager

  • Angela Singleton

    Natural Resource Specialist

  • Roy Slayton

    Farmers Screen Outreach/Development

  • Alexis Vaivoda

    Farmers Screen Program Manager

  • BJ Westlund

    Government Relations Manager

  • Jamie Wiley

    Admin and Finance Specialist

  • Heidi Wood

    Operations Manager

Our Board

    • TIM ANNALA

      Farmer

    • PATRICK MALONEY

      Social Impact Investor

    • MAUI MEYER

      Business Owner

Irrigation Advisors

    • JER CAMARATA

      Swalley Irrigation District

      Bend, Oregon

    • LES PERKINS

      Farmers Irrigation District

      Hood River, Oregon

    • DAN KLEINSMITH

      FCA (formerly with Farmers Irrigation District)

      Hood River, Oregon

 

Interested in our work?

We spend a lot of our time out and about, talking to people, looking for solutions. Then we come back to put that knowledge into action. If you’re interested in joining our team, please contact us.

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Partners

FCA partners with hundreds of engineering, non profit, agencies. consultants, elected officials, legislative leaders, tribal nations, farmers, ranchers, and community members across the nation. If you would like to learn more about working together, please contact us.

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