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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Hawaiʻi Agricultural Foundation

The Hawaiʻi Agricultural Foundation in 2010), the mission of HAF is to support and sustain Hawaiʻi’s agricultural industry by addressing the critical needs and services of farmers and the industry in Hawaiʻi, and by better connecting them with the community and vice-versa. This involves educational and outreach programs in the community, as well as direct marketing, technical, educational and in-the-field support for farmers.


Service areas: Hawaii

Go to Website | Phone: (808) 927-9749

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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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OSU Extension Service: Introduction to Farm Succession Planning (Project)

A thriving family agricultural business is rooted in strong planning and communication. OSU’s free online handbook, Getting Organized: Business Organization and Succession Planning for Oregon Family Farms and Ranches, teaches you how to lay a strong but flexible legal foundation for your family and business to grow.

Every agricultural business should have a business succession and estate plan in place. This guide is for agricultural business owners who are looking toward retirement, for those who plan to die “with their boots on,” and for those who don’t plan to retire (or die) for a long time. This guide is also useful for aspiring farmers or ranchers who are hoping to take over a family operation, or looking to enter an ag business as a non-family member.

By doing some homework now, you will be prepared to work with your family, lawyer, accountant, and other professionals, saving you time and money. Doing this work shows your commitment and care for the most important things in life: Your family and your agricultural business legacy.


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Oregon USDA Agricultural Mediation Program

Six Rivers is Oregon’s USDA Certified Agriculture Mediation Program and is designed to meet the negotiation and conflict resolution needs of agricultural producers in the state of Oregon. Certified Mediation Programs work with Federal Agencies connected to the USDA, including Federal Forest Service, NRCS, FSA, Rural Development and Rural Housing, Risk Management as well as USDA Organic. Agricultural Credit disputes or negotiations are handled here as well as Agricultural foreclosure. Cases involve capturing crop values, commodity pricing, capturing cash flows, collateral values, FSA guaranteed program and financial ratios.


Service areas: Oregon

Go to Website | Phone: 888.628.4101

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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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Rhone’s Farm & Retreat LLC

We provide access to evidence based best practices for the beginning farmer (specializing in Veterans) as they navigate their new farmer journey. We collaborate with local, state, and national agencies to afford our participants the most up to date information and resources.


Service areas: Montana

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Rural Tax Education

Working with the USDA Risk Management Agency, the National Farm Income Tax Extension Committee recently created RuralTax.org, an online tool that provides agricultural producers with a source for agriculturally related income and self-employment tax information that is both easy to understand and continually updated to reflect changes in tax laws. Please see the website for details.


Service areas: National

Go to Website | Phone: 435.797.2323

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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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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.