Western Region Agricultural Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP)

Western Region Agricultural
Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP)

Center for Land-Based Learning

Our Mission is to inspire, educate, and cultivate future generations of farmers, agricultural leaders and natural resource stewards. Includes a beginning farmer program and farm business incubator program.

Service areas: California

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National Association of Resource Conservation & Development Councils

RC&D Councils are 501(c)3 non-for-profit corporations. They are not governmental entities, so the typical policies and constraints of local, state, and federal government programs do not limit the types of issues they address or the means they use. Within their respective areas (typically covering 5-8 counties), RC&D Councils have a high degree of independence to carry out activities that will achieve their most important goals. RC&D Council volunteers are leaders and community stakeholders involved in multiple roles in local government, school boards, churches, and other civic activities. At RC&D Council meetings, they draw from their professional expertise and community connections to determine the needs of their RC&D Council areas, address those needs, and make their communities better places to live, work, and play. Nationwide, over 25,000 volunteers serve on local RC&D Councils. Our programs involve: Youth Engagement Underserved and Beginning Farmers Engagement Farm Bill outreach Urban Ag Initiatives Veteran Farmers Engagement Rural Economic Development Human Resource Development

Service areas: National

Go to Website | Phone: 888.487.6127

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Ecological Agriculture Training Cultural Center and Farm

The EAT! Cultural Center is Southern California’s Field to Face school and is a partnership between the City of Norco and Five Keys Schools and Programs. Our approach has always been wisdom-based, scientifically-informed and hands-on. We believe the future of Southern California Agriculture is small in scale, not in impact. To ensure the success of small farms, we focus on the 7 Tenets of Small Farm Management Systems and teach the mastery of 9 Core agricultural knowledge areas.

Service areas: California

Go to Website | Phone: (951)255-7092

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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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Kitchen Table Advisors

Kitchen Table Advisors fuels the economic viability of sustainable small farms and ranches through practical business advising and trusted relationships.

Service areas: California

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Headwaters Farm Incubator Program

Headwaters Farm Incubator Program is designed to assist in the development of new farmers. The program involves leasing out sections of East Multnomah SWCD’s Headwaters Farm to motivated, experienced individuals who will use it as a launching pad for their own farming endeavors.

Service areas: Oregon

Go to Website | Phone: (503) 935-5355

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Community Food and Agriculture Coalition

Building a vibrant future for Montana’s farmland, farmers and food system. Our three main program areas work together to ensure that farmlands are conserved, farming remains a viable livelihood, and all Montanans can equally access nutritious, affordable, locally grown food.

Service areas: Montana

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Agri-cultura Network

As a cooperative with five South Valley member farms and many allied farms statewide, our wholesale business program aggregates, processes, delivers, collects customer payment, and distributes farm payment. In addition, we support development of farm capacity while providing nutrition education and food access through a CSA and community events.

Service areas: New Mexico

Go to Website | Phone: (505) 217-2461

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Guam Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Development Services (ADS)

We specialize in:
Bona Fide Farmer Certification for Commercial and Subsistence Farmers
Resources for Beginning Farmers
Resource information for all farmers
Farm Plan Development
Crop Compensation Program
Farmer certification for Agricultural Water Rate Program
Plant Nursery
Sale of vegetable and fruit seedlings

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Agricultural Marketing
Information about EPA CORE Certification

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Service areas: Guam

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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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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.