Western Region Agricultural Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP)

Western Region Agricultural
Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP)

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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Idaho Cultivating Success: Small Acreage Farming & Ranching Education Program

Whole Farm Planning, Financial Planning, Sustainable Crop & Livestock Production, and Land Access short courses and workshops; Small Acreage Farming & Ranching webinars, beginning farmer hands-on practicums.


Service areas: Idaho

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Cultivating Success

Educational programs to increase the number and foster the success of sustainable small farmers and ranchers in WA. The goal of these educational opportunities is to provide beginning and existing farmers with the planning and decision-making tools, production skills, and support necessary to develop a sustainable farm or food business. Cultivating Success? connects the student with farmers and exposes them to real world situations through a community-based, experiential approach. Foundational Courses: Is a Small Farm in Your Future? This one day, workshop?style, entry level course is designed for anyone interested in exploring options for a small farm enterprise. This may include individuals new to farming as well as more experienced farmers looking to change directions or add a new component to their existing farm operation. Whole Farm Planning We?ll cover a broad overview of production and marketing options for today?s small farm! Whether you are just exploring the opportunities available or already have an existing operation, you?ll learn what it takes to create, sustain, and grow a viable small farm. Agricultural Entrepeneurship This in-depth farm and food business planning course will help you create a business plan that you can literally take to the bank to finance a new enterprise or expand an existing one. Because navigating the ins and outs of food related businesses is not easy, this course will have a special emphasis on the financial and legal issues unique to farm-based businesses and will feature a full line-up of guest speakers including bankers, business professionals, and successful farm and food biz owners.


Service areas: Washington

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California Aquaculture Association

The California Aquaculture Association promotes commercial production of plants and animals in aquatic systems to satisfy the needs of consumers for wholesome products that are produced by sustainable means conserving California’s land and water resources.


Service areas: California

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American Samoa Community College

Assistance with agriculture production (crops & livestock), invasive species control, agriculture pests and diseases, hydroponics, aquaculture, vegetable gardening, farm safety, food safety, pesticides training, forestry management plans, watershed management, forest health, conservation practices, and others.


Service areas: American Samoa

Go to Website | Phone: (684) 699-9155

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FarmsReach

FarmsReach is a community-driven resource platform that partners with organizations to provide farmers with time and money-saving services, including business planning tools, technical assistance, access to insurance and agricultural lenders. Focused on the long-term viability of regional agriculture, FarmsReach facilitates connections to combine proven farming knowledge with the innovative ideas of tomorrow. Based in California, FarmsReach offers services to small and mid-sized farmers across the State.


Service areas: California

Go to Website | Phone: 415.658.5405

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UC Berkeley Cooperative Extension

By conducting and publishing applied research, writing and disseminating educational materials, developing new interactive web-based technologies, and participating in stakeholder and agency working groups and committees, cooperative extension specialists provide the people of California with “tools to both protect the Earth’s natural resources and ensure economic and ecological sustainability for future generations.” The current strengths of the specialists in ESPM are conservation biology, landscape ecology, wildlife management, urban and agricultural pest management, forestry and forest pathology, fire ecology, and food security.


Service areas: California

Go to Website | Phone: 510.643.4019

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UC Davis Cooperative Extension

UC Davis Extension engages the university in meaningful ways with the larger community by providing career-oriented learning opportunities that benefit working professionals. In keeping with that tradition, our mission is to offer education that transforms the lives of people, organizations and communities.


Service areas: California

Go to Website | Phone: 800.752.0881

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UC Riverside Cooperative Extension

By conducting and publishing applied research, writing and disseminating educational materials, developing new interactive web-based technologies, and participating in stakeholder and agency working groups and committees, cooperative extension specialists provide the people of California with “tools to both protect the Earth’s natural resources and ensure economic and ecological sustainability for future generations.” The current strengths of the specialists in ESPM are conservation biology, landscape ecology, wildlife management, urban and agricultural pest management, forestry and forest pathology, fire ecology, and food security.


Service areas: California

Go to Website | Phone: 951.827.4105

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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.