Western Region Agricultural Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP)

Western Region Agricultural
Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP)

Disaster Relief Haulers

With our organization’s mission always in mind, we mainly strive to help those affected by wildfires but our efforts do not stop there. We are dedicated to helping all who are impacted by natural disasters from flooding, hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes.

Service areas: National

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Center for Regenerative Agriculture and Resilient Systems at Chico State University

Educational resources: everything from free information on our website to fully degreed programs for people desiring a career in agriculture, affordable continuing education classes, workshops, online seminars and classes, and technical service. The Center for Regenerative Agriculture and Resilient Systems (CRARS) aims to investigate, develop, demonstrate, and educate about comprehensive, regenerative practices that both restore and enhance the resiliency of living systems and communities.

Service areas: California

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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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American Samoa Community College

Assistance with agriculture production (crops & livestock), invasive species control, agriculture pests and diseases, hydroponics, aquaculture, vegetable gardening, farm safety, food safety, pesticides training, forestry management plans, watershed management, forest health, conservation practices, and others.

Service areas: American Samoa

Go to Website | Phone: (684) 699-9155

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Ajo Center for Sustainable Agriculture

We provide beginning farmer training, including an incubator farm and incubator market program, plus provide a variety of workshops and technical assistance to farmers, from marketing, financial management and business planning to field practices. We also have a mini-grants program. We specialize on tribal farmers and ranchers, and other socially disadvantaged farmers.

Service areas: Arizona

Go to Website | Phone: (520) 405-4872

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Community Action Center of East Central Oregon

“CAPECO focuses on four key social service needs in east central Oregon. These needs include:
Community Services
Enterprise Development
Area Agency on Aging”; Serving Gilliam, Hood River, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Wasco, and Wheeler counties

Service areas: Oregon

Go to Website | Phone: 541-276-1926; 800-752-1139

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Oregon Department Of Agriculture

“Our vision: The Oregon Department of Agriculture remains able to serve the changing needs of Oregon’s diverse agricultural and food sectors to maintain and enhance a healthy natural resource base and strong economy in rural and urban communities across the state.

Service areas: Oregon

Go to Website | Phone: (503) 986-4550

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Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (WCAHS)

“WCAHS is a multidisciplinary center located at the University of California, Davis. One of 11 agricultural health and safety centers in the U.S established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), WCAHS has an almost 30-year history of engaging agricultural communities in the Western states of Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada through innovative research and outreach.

WCAHS faculty and staff conduct research on high hazard topics, including air quality, ergonomics, dairy pathogens, and heat illness. Through its robust outreach program, WCAHS reaches over 3,000 individuals annually with health and safety trainings, health fairs, and presentations.”

Service areas: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada

Go to Website | Phone: 530-752-5253

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Michigan State University Extension Managing Farm Stress

“Every day, farmers take meticulous care of their animals and crops, ensuring they are healthy and safe. Yet farmers need support to manage their own stress and fatigue. This stress can become especially intense when an on-farm injury occurs, commodity prices are low or natural disasters decrease yield.

Whether these stresses come from a financial issue or the stresses of everyday life, MSU Extension can help. If you’re concerned about yourself, a family member, a friend or a neighbor, MSU Extension has a suite of resources and educators that can help identify and manage stress.”

Service areas: Michigan, National

Go to Website | Phone: 989-317-4079

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College of Micronesia

College of Micronesia “Cooperative Extension Services (CES):
Component of the CRE programs focuses on developing and assisting a well-informed populace to ensure wise and judicious management of the limited human and natural resources needed to support a viable FSM economy. The challenge is to ensure a constantly improving quality of life, while maintaining a strong cultural identity and healthy environment. These challenges are addressed through community level outreach programs in agriculture improvement, youth development, community resource development and nutrition education. The CES programs are based at the State Campuses.”

Service areas: Federated States of Micronesia

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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.