The Center for Ag Partnerships, LLC (CAP, LLC) is a private consulting company that creates programs and provides support for the agriculture community to increase the environmental and economic sustainability of farming operations, organizations and companies. Larry Elworth, Principal for CAP, LLC has more than 40 years in public service and agriculture, Larry has served as a senior advisor at the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Agriculture and the White House Domestic Policy Council, combining extensive senior Executive Branch policy experience with agricultural management and production knowledge. As founder and Executive Director of the non- profit Center for Agricultural Partnerships, he worked with farmers and organizations in 15 states to implement environmentally and economically sound practices on more than 500,000 acres. His agricultural background includes managing orchard and vineyard operations for 15 years and serving as head of the check-off program for apple growers in Pennsylvania.
CAP LLC’s current work focuses on agricultural supply chain sustainability and increasing the effectiveness of watershed scale projects to improve water quality. Much of that works is based on a foundation of knowledge and experience Larry gained as Executive Director of the Center for Agricultural Partnerships a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization from 1996- 2018.
From 2013 until June of 2018, CAP was affiliated with RESOLVE a public policy group in Washington, DC. Through its work with RESOLVE, CAP pioneered the development of tools that further the development and organization of large scale watershed projects and helped create new tools and knowledge for agricultural supply chain sustainability.
The Center for Agriculture Partnerships (CAP Inc.) programs include two distinct periods of work. From its inception in 1996 until 2012, CAP organized projects with partners involved in the commercial production of lettuce, celery, apples, pears, cotton, soybeans, corn, wheat, walnuts, and peanuts. CAP projects in California, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Virginia, and Washington successfully helped put new farming practices in place on more than 500,000 acres.