Thea Rittenhouse

Farm Equity Advisor, California Department of Food and Agriculture

Thea Rittenhouse recently joined the California Department of Food and Agriculture as the new Farm Equity Advisor. Her career has been dedicated to working with farmers, farmworkers and sustainable agriculture projects in different capacities. She received a Master’s Degree from UC Davis in Community Development with a specialization in Food Systems. Most recently she was a sustainable agriculture specialist with NCAT/ATTRA where she taught workshops for farmers in English and Spanish, co-developed the Latino Farmer Conference, and created farm business resources for beginning farmers and ranchers.  She was raised on a farm in the Midwest and is the co-owner of an organic farm in Yolo County.