Western Region Agricultural Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP)

Western Region Agricultural
Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP)

Oregon Seed League

“The Oregon Seed Growers League meets annually in December to discuss matters of technical importance to the Oregon seed industry. More than 350 growers and industry representatives attend the two-day event.

In addition, a trade show runs concurrently with the education program. Approximately 35 to 40 exhibitors are expected each year.”

Service areas: Oregon

Go to Website | Phone: (503-364-1673/office) • (503-581-6819/FAX)

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Oregon Seed Association

“The Oregon Seed Association (OSA) is a non-profit agricultural trade association representing the interests of Oregon’s world-renowned seed industry… The mission of the Oregon Seed Association is to represent and promote the interests and importance of the Oregon seed industry, fostering cooperation and communication among members, suppliers, customers and regulators throughout the state, the nation, and the world.”

Service areas: Oregon

Go to Website | Phone: 503-685-7555

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“AgriSafe was formed in 2003 by rural nurses who believed that together they could improve the health and safety of farmers and ranchers. Today, AgriSafe builds the competency of health and safety professionals to deliver exceptional occupational agricultural health care.”

Service areas: National

Go to Website | Phone: (866) 312-3002

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Idaho Dairymen’s Association

“Since 1944, the Idaho Dairymen’s Association (IDA) has worked tirelessly to develop and sustain the Idaho dairy industry, while protecting and promoting the health and welfare of the public… As we have since our creation, IDA will continue to advance the interests of Idaho’s dairies. We will advance legislation and support causes that promote the quality and sustainability of our industry.”

Service areas: Idaho

Go to Website | Phone: (208)736-1953

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National AgrAbility Project (NAP)

“The vision of AgrAbility is to enhance quality of life for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities, so that they, their families, and their communities continue to succeed in rural America. For this target audience, “success” may be defined by many parameters, including: gainful employment in production agriculture or a related occupation; access to appropriate assistive technology needed for work and daily living activities; evidence-based information related to the treatment and rehabilitation of disabling conditions; and targeted support for family caregivers of AgrAbility customers. […] Develops service capacity through innovative educational programs designed to advance individual capabilities, adapt new technologies, and deliver program content through appropriate educational venues
Encourages networking to facilitate information sharing, the provision of services, and funding from individuals or organizations not employed by AgrAbility
Provides direct services to agricultural workers through individual consultations and other means”

Service areas: National

Go to Website | Phone:  1-800-825-4264

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New Mexico State University Extension AgrAbility

“The New Mexico AgrAbility Project is a partnership of New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension, New Mexico Technology Assistance Program, Mandy’s Farm (501 (c)(3) nonprofit disability organization) and the University of New Mexico-Occupational Therapy Graduate Program.

AgrAbility is a grant program of the United States Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture to assist farmers, food growers, and farm family members who have been impacted by a disability, chronic health issue, or aging issue that is limiting participation in production agriculture.

The New Mexico AgrAbility Project serves every New Mexico county with on the farm technical assistance, educational information, referral to resources, and networking activities to build value for New Mexico’s agricultural community.”

Service areas: New Mexico

Go to Website | Phone: (575) 646-3006

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University of Alaska Fairbanks AgrAbility

“The AK AgrAbility program is managed by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service and is funded nationally through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The purpose of the program is to help bring awareness, education, technical on-site assessments and resources to help Alaskans working in an agricultural industry such as farming, fishing, or timber who may have a barrier that limits their independence.”

Service areas: Alaska

Go to Website | Phone: 907-786-6330

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Socially Responsible Agriculture Project (SRAP)

SRAP is a network of national and international consultants who provide services as needed to work with grassroots organizations, rural communities, family farmers and ranchers, and the general public on issues relating today’s agricultural practices and its effect on the current food system and the environment. Our goal is to restore a food production system that is economically viable for producers and local communities, healthful, humane, and environmentally sound. Refer to the website (http://www.sraproject.org/opposing/activistresources/) for extensive resources on opposing factory farms.

Service areas: Idaho, Illinois, National

Go to Website | Phone: 208.634.8776

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Western Organization of Resource Councils (WORC)

WORC is a regional network of 7 grassroots community organizations that include 10,000 members and 38 local chapters. WORC helps its member groups succeed by providing training and coordinating regional issue campaigns. WORC is focusing on environmental and family farming and ranching issues.

Service areas: Colorado, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Wyoming

Go to Website | Phone: 406.252.9672

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Plains Justice

Plains Justice provides legal and policy services related to clean energy and sustainability for northern plains communities in 6 states from our office in Billings, Montana.

Service areas: Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming

Go to Website | Phone: 406.969.1040

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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.