Energy Saving
Dr. Edward Franklin
Tucson, Arizona
"My goal is to help people become more energy efficient."
Reaching Out
Grant Writing
Onsite Workshops
Jing Luo
Tucson, AZ
"Protecting out planet is our mission."
Project Development
Engineering Services

The Outreach and Assistance Program for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers in Arizona is a project to assist socially-disadvantaged Arizona farmers and ranchers in owning and operating successful farms and ranches. This project is funded by USDA, and activities will be accomplished through the combined efforts of the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), Apex Applied Technology, Inc. (AATech), and EnSave, Inc.

Executive Summary

Farm Service Agency
Administered Programs

  • Who Qualifies?

    A socially disadvantaged (SDA) farmer, rancher, or agricultural producer is one of a group whose members have been subjected to racial, ethnic, or gender prejudice because of his or her identity as a member of the group without regard to his or her individual qualities. SDA groups are women, African Americans, American Indians, Alaskan Natives, Hispanics, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders (

    Find Out If You Qualify

  • Application Process

    If you are a SDA farmer, rancher, or agricultural producer and interested in demonstrations on water conservation, waste water, solar energy, wind energy, or other such services, please follow this link to fill out a service form.

    See the Application Process

  • How to be More Efficient

    Actively participate in demonstrations that show how to conserve water, how to channel solar and wind energy, and other methods to conserve water and energy.

    Learn How to be More Efficient