Western Region Agricultural Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP)

Western Region Agricultural
Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP)

Center for Farm Financial Management

The Center for Farm Financial Management at the University of Minnesota develops software, web applications and educational programs focused on farm financial planning, financial analysis, business planning and commodity marketing for farmers and ranchers, educators, lenders, small business owners and other ag professionals.


Service areas: Minnesota, National

Go to Website | Phone: (612) 625-1964, or (800) 234-1111

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Business Impact NW

Business Impact NW is a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) dedicated to serving underbanked entrepreneurs. We provide coaching, classes, and access to capital to community small businesses, with an emphasis on working with traditionally underserved populations, entrepreneurial low/moderate income earners, women, BIPOC, veterans, immigrants or members of the LGBTQ+ community. We have been serving the community since 1997. We promote long-term positive economic change through financial services, business advice and training. We serve startups as well as existing businesses and are dedicated to helping underserved entrepreneurs at every stage in their business growth.


Service areas: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington

Go to Website | Phone: 206-324-4330

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Agricultural Finance, Tax and Asset Protection Education Program (AgFTAP)

AgFTAP Seeks to enhance farmer and rancher ability to understand and navigate the farm business tax and asset protection decisions for their operations, as well as the important relationships between federal income taxes and USDA farm programs. This mission is carried out through an online portal of educational trainings and resources


Service areas: National

Go to Website | Phone: 501-671-2175

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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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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.