Western Region Agricultural Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP)

Western Region Agricultural
Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP)

North Coast Growers’ Association

North Coast Growers’ Association supports Humboldt County’s farmers and artisan producers in building a robust and resilient local food system. We envision a strong, successful, growing community of diversified farms supporting broad based consumption of local foods and products. Our organization is stable and resilient, our members are thriving, and our customers are knowledgeable about the value of local food and small farms. We actively engage a more culturally and economically diverse customer base and foster responsible stewardship of our agricultural resources. We ensure that local market opportunities match the needs of our members and community. Our local food system is financially sustainable, money invested within direct and wholesale opportunities is balanced with the impacts to our members, and NCGA income supports the diversification of markets and product offerings of our members. NCGA Agricultural Programs are a new sector of NCGA, designed to address the most critical needs in our regional farming community in Humboldt County, CA. In collaboration with many regional partners, our programs work to provide local farmers with resources to help with their business and growing practices, connect to local and national agricultural resources, and provide workshops and peer-to-peer learning opportunities on topics that will benefit our local farmers and food system.


Service areas: California

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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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Wyoming 211

Wyoming 211 makes it easy to find food, housing, job training and much more. Wyoming 211 provides the most current and comprehensive database of community resources in the State of Wyoming including mental health services. We offer a search tool for counseling services as well. Wyoming 211 operators have training to understand the unique circumstances farmers face.


Service areas: Wyoming

Go to Website | Phone: 1-888-425-7138

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Farm Credit

We serve every part of agriculture from the smallest operations to the largest and everything in between. Whether helping a young farm family begin, supporting our veterans as they return home and take up farming or financing U.S. agricultural exports around the globe, Farm Credit is committed to the success of American agriculture. Our loans and related financial services support farmers and ranchers, farmer-owned cooperatives and other agribusinesses, rural homebuyers and companies exporting U.S. ag products around the world.


Service areas: National

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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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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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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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Farms to Grow, Inc.

We offer Business Plan Workshops and classes on how to sell at a Farmers Market and how to set up a local CSA. We also provide farm volunteers and Marketing and Distribution set up and support. One on one assistance on phone and in-person in applying for grants and other funding. Support services in particular to African American farmers nationwide


Service areas: California, National

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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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Pacific Northwest CSA Coalition

Workshops on how to run a CSA program, marketing to CSA customers, assistance to farmers who want to offer their CSA shares to SNAP recipients, providing nutrition incentive programs to make CSA shares accessible, business planning workshops


Service areas: Oregon, Washington

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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.