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Welcome to the clearinghouse of resources for the Western region. We want to make sure you, your family, and people you work with have access to the resources needed, when they are needed. Use our clearinghouse to learn what resources may be available in your local area or within your state.

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1,000 Friends of Oregon Farmer Advisory Committee

“In order for Oregon agriculture to continue to thrive, it is necessary to maintain the land base on which the agricultural and forestry industries depend. 1000 Friends of Oregon and the farmers, ranchers, and foresters who comprise its Farmer Advisory Committee, share the belief that the best way to maintain the land base is through an effective land use planning program that builds livable urban areas and rural communities, protects family farms and forests, and conserves natural areas.

Participation opportunities include:
Training to understand the statewide land use planning program
Timely communications about working lands-related legislation and agency rule-making
Support that simplifies engagement with decision-makers to improve working land protections and prevent further rollbacks
Technical assistance with land use issues in your county
Involvement in working lands-policy creation at 1000 Friends of Oregon
Bi-annual meetings of the Farmer Advisory Committee”

We specialize in:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Conservation Programs
  • Land Access

We work in these areas:

  • Oregon

Adelante Mujeres

“Adelante Mujeres provides education, career and economic development, and support services for low-income Spanish-speaking families. Adelante Agricultura, the sustainable farming program, aims to provide resource-limited, aspiring Latino immigrant farmers and farm workers with the training and skills necessary to farm using organic methods and to successfully market their produce.”

We specialize in:

  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Organic/Sustainable/RegenerativeTransition & Support
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers
  • Resources for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers

We work in these areas:

  • Oregon

Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians

“ATNI, as a nonprofit organization, has its structure built around programming of technical assistance, training, information sharing, and providing appropriate platforms to develop strategically policy that serves our member tribes and leadership.” Programs areas include Climate Change, Energy and Natural Resources.

We specialize in:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Conservation Programs
  • Farm Energy Options
  • Resources for Tribal Farmers & Ranchers

We work in these areas:

  • Alaska
  • California
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Oregon
  • Washington

AgrAbility of Utah

“The AgrAbility Project was created to assist people with disabilities employed in agriculture. The project links the Cooperative Extension Service at a land-grant university with a private nonprofit disability service organization to provide practical education and assistance that promotes independence in agricultural production and rural living. The AgrAbility Project assists people involved in production agriculture who work on both small and large operations. The state AgrAbility staff provides training, site visits, on-farm assessments, technical assistance, and other information directly to the farmer or rancher with a disability.”

We specialize in:

  • Crisis Assistance
  • Resources for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers

We work in these areas:

  • Utah

AgrAbility Project California

“CalAgrAbility is part of a nationwide USDA program that began through the 1990 Farm Bill. This project helps to link farmers, agricultural workers and ranchers with disabilities to vital assistance services through referrals. All callers are encouraged to continue working in agriculture. Staff provides callers with farm site assessment, information for equipment modifications, job restructuring, healthcare and rehabilitation.”

We specialize in:

  • Crisis Assistance
  • Resources for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers

We work in these areas:

  • California

AgrAbility Project Colorado

“The goal of the Colorado AgrAbility Project is to promote success in agriculture for people with disabilities and their families in the state of Colorado. The staff provides information, education and service to assist farmers, ranchers and agricultural workers so they can continue to have successful careers in agriculture. Services include assessing work sites and tasks, recommendations for farm equipment adaptations, a peer support forum, and referrals to other local service providers.”

We specialize in:

  • Crisis Assistance
  • Resources for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers

We work in these areas:

  • Colorado

AgrAbility Project Wyoming

“Wyoming AgrAbility is part of a national program administered through the United States Department of Agriculture, focused on promoting independence for members of the agricultural community who have disabilities resulting from injury, illness, aging, or other causes.”

We specialize in:

  • Crisis Assistance
  • Resources for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers

We work in these areas:

  • Wyoming

Agricultural Connections

“Our mission is to revolutionize the food industry and become Central Oregon’s leader in farm-direct food sales. We aim to create a local food distribution system for local farmers, home cooks, regional chefs, processors, and grocery store owners that is convenient and accessible.

We are a tiny and mighty Bend-based team who loves what we do and who is honored to contribute to the successful evolution of our regional food system. Our farmers are the heart and soul of our work as, without them, we essentially have no need to exist. We care about the nourishment of the land and the nourishment of every body. We foresee joyful communities that know their farmers by name and the seasonal veggies that come from their soil. Our craft is one of the connector; we build enduring relationships and local food is the thread we weave all the way from our farm partners to our amazing and supportive customers.

Agricultural Connections (AC) delivers farm-fresh food year-round. We sell LOCAL (Central Oregon) and REGIONAL (throughout Oregon, mainly from the Eugene-Junction City Willamette Valley area) food that bridges the gap between farmers and consumers. We strive to supply Central Oregon homes, companies, restaurants, and grocery stores with the freshest, most authentically local, organically grown and high quality products year-round. “

We specialize in:

  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets
  • Organic/Sustainable/RegenerativeTransition & Support

We work in these areas:

  • Oregon

Agricultural Employment Legal Counseling at Columbia Legal Services

“Immigrant workers in Washington state are living under outdated and racialized immigration and employment systems that offer few reliable protections or opportunities to secure better paying, more permanent work. Agricultural workers, primarily immigrants, have been historically excluded from basic employment protections like overtime, a legacy of the Jim Crow era. Workers in the state under the H-2A visa program are subjected to intimidation and retaliation.

Columbia Legal Services works with immigrant community groups and unions to transform employment practices that have excluded immigrant workers.”

We specialize in:

  • Legal Help & Mediation Services
  • Resources for Hispanic/Latinx Farmers/Farmworkers

We work in these areas:

  • Washington

Agricultural Safety and Health eXtension Community of Practice (CoP)

“The Agricultural Safety and Health eXtension Community of Practice (CoP) is a collaborative effort between universities, industry, and government to provide user-friendly information for the general rural population, agricultural producers, and agricultural safety and health professionals […]
The Ag Safety and Health CoP has more than 90 members that work together to provide, produce, and review agricultural safety and health information. “

We specialize in:

  • Industrial Ag Issues
  • Resources for Hispanic/Latinx Farmers/Farmworkers

We work in these areas:

  • National

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