Public Workgroup Meeting to Discuss Updated FARMER Program Guidelines

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June 7, 2024

Public Workgroup Meeting to Discuss Updates to the Funding Agricultural Replacement Measures for Emission Reductions (FARMER) Program Guidelines

Invitation to Participate

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB or Board) invites you to participate in a public workgroup meeting on proposed updates to the Funding Agricultural Replacement Measures for Emission Reductions Program (FARMER) Guidelines.
During the workgroup meeting, CARB staff will provide an overview of the FARMER Program, present proposed changes to the current FARMER Program Guidelines, and gather feedback from attendees on the proposed changes.

The workgroup meeting will be held in several locations throughout the state, though the information presented and discussed will be identical at each meeting location.

The workgroup meeting locations, dates, and times are as follows:

Northern California: Red Bluff

Date:                 Tuesday, June 25, 2024
Time:                 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location:           Tehama County Air Pollution Control District
                          1834 Walnut Street, Red Bluff, California 96080

Northern Bay Area: Santa Rosa

Date:                 Wednesday, June 26, 2024
Time:                 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location:           Sonoma County Farm Bureau
                          3589 Westwind Boulevard, Santa Rosa, California 95403

Central Valley: Fresno

Date:                 Wednesday, July 10, 2024
Time:                 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location:           San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District
                          Central Valley Regional Office
                          1990 E. Gettysburg Avenue, Fresno, California 93726

Southern California: Riverside

Date:                 Thursday, July 11, 2024
Time:                 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location:           California Air Resources Board, Riverside Headquarters Building
                          Los Angeles River and Merced River Rooms
                          4001 Iowa Avenue, Riverside, California 92507

In addition to the in-person workgroup meeting options listed above, a remote attendance meeting will be offered as well. Note that the in-person meetings above will not have a remote attendance option, so those wishing to participate remotely should participate in the Zoom webinar below.

This remote attendance option will also have Spanish translation service available.

Remote Attendance Option

Date:                 Tuesday, July 2, 2024
Time:                 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location:           Zoom Webinar


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the workgroup meeting. Please use the link and password to join the workgroup meeting at the time of the meeting. If you are using a tablet or smart phone, please download the Zoom app. Ensure the latest version of Zoom is installed on your device.

CARB staff’s presentation and the Draft Guidelines Discussion Document will be made available prior to the first workgroup meeting on the FARMER Program Meetings and Workshops page.

Background and Proposed Updates

The FARMER Program provides funding to replace older vehicles and equipment used at agricultural operations with cleaner options. Approved in 2018, the FARMER Program Guidelines describe air district funding allocations, eligible project categories and criteria, program implementation details, and the justification for these investments. Since program inception, additional and modified project categories have also been approved for inclusion into the FARMER Program through various Executive Officer memos.

CARB staff are working towards updating the FARMER Program Guidelines to consolidate current program guidelines and memos, modify existing project categories, and otherwise aid in air district implementation of the program. Some of the notable proposed updates include:

  • Accounting for efficiency gains from specialty equipment,
  • Providing additional flexibility for zero-emission equipment,
  • Allowing for used equipment purchases in all air districts,
  • Updating emission factors and load factors used for emission reduction calculations, and
  • Allowing additional flexibility for air district program administration.

CARB staff plan to present the proposed updates to the FARMER Program Guidelines to the Board for consideration in October 2024.

More Information


If you have questions or comments regarding the FARMER Program or upcoming workgroup meeting, please contact Evan Powers, Air Pollution Specialist, at (916) 282-6273 or submit them to the FARMER Program email at

If you require a special accommodation or need this document in an alternate format (i.e., Braille, large print) or another language, please submit and email request to as soon as possible, but no later than 10 days before the scheduled event/meeting.