Western Region Agricultural Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP)

Western Region Agricultural
Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP)

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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Ajo Center for Sustainable Agriculture

We provide beginning farmer training, including an incubator farm and incubator market program, plus provide a variety of workshops and technical assistance to farmers, from marketing, financial management and business planning to field practices. We also have a mini-grants program. We specialize on tribal farmers and ranchers, and other socially disadvantaged farmers.

Service areas: Arizona

Go to Website | Phone: (520) 405-4872

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1,000 Friends of Oregon Farmer Advisory Committee

“In order for Oregon agriculture to continue to thrive, it is necessary to maintain the land base on which the agricultural and forestry industries depend. 1000 Friends of Oregon and the farmers, ranchers, and foresters who comprise its Farmer Advisory Committee, share the belief that the best way to maintain the land base is through an effective land use planning program that builds livable urban areas and rural communities, protects family farms and forests, and conserves natural areas.

Participation opportunities include:
Training to understand the statewide land use planning program
Timely communications about working lands-related legislation and agency rule-making
Support that simplifies engagement with decision-makers to improve working land protections and prevent further rollbacks
Technical assistance with land use issues in your county
Involvement in working lands-policy creation at 1000 Friends of Oregon
Bi-annual meetings of the Farmer Advisory Committee”

Service areas: Oregon

Go to Website | Phone: 541.474.1155

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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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Rocky Mountain Farmers Union (RMFU)

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union is a progressive, grassroots organization dedicated to: achieving profitability for family farmers and ranchers; promoting stewardship of land and water resources; delivering safe healthy food to consumers; and strengthening rural communities through education, legislation and cooperation. RMFU also runs a Cooperative Development Center.

Service areas: Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming

Go to Website | Phone: 303.752.5800

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University of Idaho Extension

University of Idaho Extension provides educational opportunities in the general areas of agriculture, natural resources, families, youth, and community development. They help people improve the social and economic, and environmental qualities of their lives through research-based education and leadership development focused on issues and needs. The home office also offers short classes and workshops on topics like farm/ranch management, FINPACK, and marketing. They work on potatoes, grain, beef and dairy as the major commodities, in addition to other crops. Offices are located in 42 of Idaho’s 44 counties and on 3 Indian reservations. The following site offers a map to locate county Extension offices: http://www.extension.uidaho.edu/find.asp

Service areas: Idaho

Go to Website | Phone: 208-885-5883

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Farmer-Veteran Coalition (FVC)

Our mission is to “mobilize veterans to feed America”. FVC works with military veterans and active-duty military personnel who are interested in pursuing careers in farming or ranching. We work to match those who want to farm with mentors, and work with many partners across the country. We sponsor educational farming workshops and help veterans looking for farm employment or apprentice opportunities. We run a small grants project for a limited number of veterans, primarily targeting combat disabled veterans. We support women veterans and disabled veterans.

Service areas: California, National

Go to Website | Phone: 530.756.1395

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Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, UC-Santa Cruz

The Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems is a research, education and public service program at the University of California, Santa Cruz. The Center supports organic farming research on its 25-acre organic farm, and organic farmer and gardener training through its Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture. The Apprenticeship is offered annually from April through October, with advanced training available; read more at .

Service areas: California, National

Go to Website | Phone: 831.459.3240

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Alaska Farmland Trust

Alaska Farmland Trust works to protect agricultural lands across the state of Alaska. We work with farm owners to take direct action in protecting their agricultural lands as well as assisting with transitional planning for their farm business.

Service areas: Alaska

Go to Website | Phone: 907.745.3336

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Viva Farms

Viva Farms is a farm incubator program dedicated to recruiting, training and capitalizing the next generation of sustainable farmers. We work in conjunction with WSU Extension to address and overcome the challenges facing small farmers.

Service areas: Washington

Go to Website | Phone: 360.969.7191

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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.