Western Region Agricultural Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP)

Western Region Agricultural
Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP)

Soil Health Academy

SHA, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, focuses its efforts on helping farmers first UNDERSTAND and then successfully apply nature’s time-proven, regenerative agriculture principles today, in order to grow healthier soil, food, farms and communities for tomorrow.


Service areas: National

Go to Website | Phone: (256) 996-8742

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Small Farmers Journal

The Small Farmer’s Journal is a highly acclaimed, award-winning international agrarian quarterly. It was established in 1976 by Lynn Miller. It currently goes out to 72 countries worldwide, as well as all of the U.S. states and Canadian provinces. The Small Farmer’s Journal has steadfastly held that the most important, useful and vital component of all agriculture is the independent family farm, that operation which is held close for comfort, care and fertility; that operation, which is held dear, near and tightly as it is truly part of the family.


Service areas: National

Go to Website | Phone: 800-876-2893 and 541-549-2064

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Regenerative Agricultural Alliance

The mission of the RAA is to scale up regenerative poultry in the movement to provide a farmer driven model that showcases regenerative agriculture as the transformational shift needed to balance our ecosystems at large. We approach regenerative agriculture through ecosystem management. Just as the regenerative poultry system works with the entire ecosystem of the land to produce abundant food, scaling regenerative poultry takes an ecosystem of businesses to produce regenerative outcomes. That is why collective ecosystem management forms the backbone of what we do.


Service areas: National

Go to Website | Phone: (507) 664-1088

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Pork Center of Excellence

The mission of the U.S. Pork Center of Excellence (USPCE) is to add value to the pork industry by facilitating research and learning for U.S. pork producers through national collaboration.


Service areas: National

Go to Website | Phone: 515-223-2641

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O’ahu Resource Conservation & Development Council

The O’ahu Resource Conservation & Development Council is an independent non-profit entity that works to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve. While our mission and mandate are broad, recent work has focused on assisting rural enterprises and farmers, while fostering education and adoption of sound conservation practices on rural lands. Several current projects engage farmers in imperiled watersheds, supporting their efforts to reduce soil erosion, improve water quality, increase productivity of the land through the use of regenerative farming and ranching practices, and rehabilitate ecological services and habitat through the restoration of native species. We have provided training, fiscal sponsorship support, and a network to cultivate the growth of rural businesses, particularly focusing on those owned and operated by women.


Service areas: Hawaii

Go to Website | Phone: 1-808-622-9026

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Mad Agriculture

Our work begins with farm planning. We dream big about what the land wants to be and how to implement regenerative principles and practices. Putting ideals into action is hard to do. We use a combination of community support, capital and markets to activate regenerative agriculture on the land. Our work learns from and contributes to an emerging and diverse community of funders, practitioners and purchasers. We focus on the Midwest and High Plains of the United States. Exceptions can and will be made.


Service areas: Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, Wyoming

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Flower Hill Institute

USDA’s Meat and Poultry Processing Capacity – Technical Assistance (MPPTA) Program ensures that participants in USDA’s Meat and Poultry Supply Chain programs and initiatives have access to robust technical assistance (TA) to support their project development and success. These supply chain initiatives–including the Meat and Poultry Inspection Readiness Grant (MPIRG) Program and the Meat and Poultry Processing Expansion Program (MPPEP) – support the growth of domestic processing capacity and the ability of independent facilities to serve more customers in more markets. MPPTA Offers: Access to technical advisors located across industry, academia, and state and federal governments. Focused outreach to a diversity of meat and poultry processing stakeholders, including small, rural, minority-owned, Native American, and Tribal-owned businesses, and other underserved groups seeking to build or expand local and regional meat and poultry supply chain capacity. General assistance with navigating USDA grant application and award processes, and guidance for successful post-award grant project management. One-on-one advising, including project and proposal reviews tailored to the needs of diverse stakeholders ranging from small and very small businesses to regional concepts and established mid-sized processing companies. Educational events, webinars, resources, and publications covering topics of interest for meat and poultry processing enterprises of all types.


Service areas: National, Tribal Nation

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Farmland Access Legal Toolkit

This toolkit explains legal arrangements that provide farmers more affordable and equitable farmland access and help landowners balance earning income for retirement with making their land affordable to the next generation of farmers, and makes useful information available to farmer and landowner advocates.


Service areas: National

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Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development

Our mission is to help farmers and agribusiness professionals develop committed and effective teams. We believe that agricultural work can, and should, be engaging and rewarding for everyone involved, and that all managers can learn to apply the best human resource management practices.


Service areas: National, New York

Go to Website | Phone: (607) 255-7890

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California Ag Water Stewardship

The forces coming to bear on water supply for agriculture have never been so significant. Water availability will be one of the most prominent forces shaping the future of agriculture in California. California agriculture has a great opportunity at this time to innovate new solutions, demonstrate leadership in achieving multiple benefits, and forge new partnerships to address these challenges. Technical assistance and on farm practices are featured.


Service areas: California

Go to Website | Phone: 530-756-1298

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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.