Western Region Agricultural Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP)

Western Region Agricultural
Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP)

San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition

Land and water for socially disadvantaged farmers: Incubator Farmer Program for farmers without access to land: Membership in farmers cooperative, On-site farm stand as marketing opportunity for Incubator Farmer Program participants Free plots available for families who want to grow food for sustenance Workshops and farm tours in English and Spanish covering topics such as compost, regeneratively-raised poultry, financial skills, water management, marketing, etc. Sister program Valley Roots Food Hub is a local foods aggregator and distributor in the San Luis Valley.


Service areas: Colorado

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Sierra Harvest

We offer a 14 week ag skills on-farm course in summers, have a 1-2 day intensive farm conference, a 7-week farm business training class, classes on how to get certified organic, support for sales to buyers, advocate locally and state-wide for policies, have farm tours to learn from other farmers and gatherings too.


Service areas: California

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Farms to Grow, Inc.

We offer Business Plan Workshops and classes on how to sell at a Farmers Market and how to set up a local CSA. We also provide farm volunteers and Marketing and Distribution set up and support. One on one assistance on phone and in-person in applying for grants and other funding. Support services in particular to African American farmers nationwide


Service areas: California, National

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Nourish Colorado

We channel funding to and provide training and technical assistance to local growers through a variety of programs to help support local economies and increase access to healthy foods. We manage statewide Double Up Food Bucks (SNAP incentive), WIC and Older Adult CSA, and various farm to school/local procurement initiatives.


Service areas: Colorado

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U.S. Farm Stay Association (dba Farm Stay USA)

Business planning toolkit and webinar instruction for setting up lodging on your farm. One-on-one advising from land acquisition to structures to insurance to marketing to reservation systems and more. Best practices answers to all questions with resources available. Referrals to similar businesses in their state.


Service areas: National

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Pacific Northwest CSA Coalition

Workshops on how to run a CSA program, marketing to CSA customers, assistance to farmers who want to offer their CSA shares to SNAP recipients, providing nutrition incentive programs to make CSA shares accessible, business planning workshops


Service areas: Oregon, Washington

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Nevada Small Business Development Center

Nevada SBDC guides and assists Nevadans looking to start and grow businesses, with objectives to increase business starts, create and retain jobs, and increase access to capital. One-on-one counseling services are free and confidential. Nevada SBDC also offers and coordinates a wide range of workshops and courses in collaboration with public and private entities. Nevada SBDC works closely with Nevada Dept. of Agriculture.


Service areas: Nevada

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Made in Nevada

Made in Nevada is a statewide, collective-marketing organization that connects, promotes and supports Battle Born businesses of all shapes and sizes. After merging with the Nevada Dept. of Agriculture’s Buy Nevada program in 2020, Made in Nevada is dedicated to promoting the many farms and ranches that call Nevada home. Made in Nevada offers a variety of promotional opportunities, networking, and events, all at no cost to you.


Service areas: Nevada

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Livelihood NW

Business planning workshops, Bookkeeping training, One-on-one Business advising, Cohort-based growth programs, connections to resources including legal, credit repair, tax prep, access to capital, contracts, and more. We work with all businesses and do not specifically specialize in any industry including farming. We are familiar with the many challenges that are shared across all small businesses.


Service areas: Oregon

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Idaho Cultivating Success: Small Acreage Farming & Ranching Education Program

Whole Farm Planning, Financial Planning, Sustainable Crop & Livestock Production, and Land Access short courses and workshops; Small Acreage Farming & Ranching webinars, beginning farmer hands-on practicums.


Service areas: Idaho

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The Western Region Agricultural Stress Assistance Program is supported by the USDA Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network, under agreement number: 2020-70028-32731 proposal number: 2020-07631

The Western Region Agricultural Stress Assistance Program is an equal access/equal opportunity program.