Western Region Agricultural Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP)

Western Region Agricultural
Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP)

The Foodshed Project

The Northern Colorado Foodshed Project supports comprehensive growth in the local food economy by simultaneously focusing on four core areas: production growthdemand stimulationinfrastructure development, and organizational capacity building. We do so collaboratively, working with existing expertise and resources to better integrate efforts to “grow local food.”


Service areas: Colorado

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Northwest Agricultural Business Center

Northwest Agriculture Business Center (NABC) provides northwest Washington farmers with the skills and the resources required to profitably and efficiently supply their products to consumers, retailers, wholesalers, foodservice operators and food manufacturers. Its main office is located in Mt Vernon in the heart of Washington’s Skagit Valley farm region.


Service areas: Washington

Go to Website | Phone: (360) 336-3727

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NevadaGrown

NevadaGrown is a nonprofit Nevada corporation whose mission is to foster the success of sustainable agriculture and to encourage healthy eating for Nevada’s communities through education, support and promotion.


Service areas: Nevada

Go to Website | Phone: (775) 250-1339

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Montana Bison Association

The Montana Bison Association is a non-profit organization comprised of bison producers and enthusiasts with a passion for this majestic animal. To promote buffalo (also known as bison, hereinafter referred to as “buffalo”) and buffalo products, namely breeding stock, meat and by-products. To seek fair and equitable regulations in the control of disease and in the movements of buffalo and buffalo products, for intrastate, interstate and international purposes. To perpetuate buffalo as a great North American native animal and to study, sponsor research, collect and disseminate pertinent information pertaining to buffalo.


Service areas: Montana

Go to Website | Phone: 406-633-2743

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Interfaith Sustainable Food Collaborative

The Interfaith Sustainable Food Collaborative works to reconnect religious people to a sustainable food system through their faith community and expand the base of the sustainable agricultural movement in order to improve public policy.

 


Service areas: California, National

Go to Website | Phone: 707.634.4672

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Foodwise

The mission of Frontline Farming is to create greater equity across our food system on  the Front Range of Colorado. We specifically seek to support and create greater leadership and access for women and people of color in our food systems. We achieve these goals through growing food, listening, educating, honoring land and ancestors, policy initiatives, and direct action.


Service areas: California

Go to Website | Phone: (415) 291-3276

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Farm Answers

Clearinghouse of articles, information regarding production, marketing, farm business management, employee management, taxes and legal. Partnership between University of Minnesota Center for Farm Management and USDA NIFA.


Service areas: National

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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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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.