|Amigo Bob Cantisano is president of Organic Ag Advisors, founded in 1988. He is the managing partner of Heaven and Earth Farm on the San Juan Ridge of the Sierra foothills. Amigo has over 35 years of experience growing and advising in most commercial scale organic crops grown in the Western U.S. and the tropics, including vegetables, tree and bush fruit, grapes, herbs and flowers.
He advises more than 400 organic and transitional farmers, and hundreds of family farmers and gardeners in California, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Hawaii, Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Spain, France and Costa Rica. His clients range from small specialty crop growers to producers of thousands of acres of mainstream ag crops. His clients farm more than 600,000 acres of organic and transitional crops.
Amigo is the co founder of the Ecological Farming Conference, the Ecological Farming Association, founding member of California Certified Organic Farmers and founder of: Peaceful Valley Farm Supply, We The People Natural Foods Cooperative, Aeolia Organics, Heaven and Earth Farm, and the Felix Gillet Institute. He is the author of numerous publications and a featured speaker at hundreds of events. He hosts a monthly organic living show on KVMR radio in Nevada City, CA.
Amigo lives and farms with 4 apprentice farmers, on 11 acres of mixed fruits, berries and vegetables on the San Juan Ridge of the Sierra Nevada.