Western Region Agricultural Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP)

Western Region Agricultural
Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP)

Washington State Department of Agriculture

Our diverse roles include providing fee-based services to the agriculture community, promoting Washington agricultural products, and ensuring regulations are observed.


Service areas: Washington

Go to Website | Phone: (360) 902-1800

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Northwest Agricultural Business Center

Northwest Agriculture Business Center (NABC) provides northwest Washington farmers with the skills and the resources required to profitably and efficiently supply their products to consumers, retailers, wholesalers, foodservice operators and food manufacturers. Its main office is located in Mt Vernon in the heart of Washington’s Skagit Valley farm region.


Service areas: Washington

Go to Website | Phone: (360) 336-3727

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MESA, Inc.

MESA is a global grassroots network of farmers, researchers, activists and agripreneurs reviving community food systems. MESA connects sustainable farming leaders around the world for participatory learning and cross-cultural exchange to strengthen local, resilient food systems worldwide. Since 1997, MESA has connected over 1400 farmers, activists and advocates and helped launch 146 small-scale farms and food justice projects worldwide.


Service areas: California, National

Go to Website | Phone: 510-654-8858

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California Farmland Trust

California Farmland Trust works with willing farmers, who want to ensure their farms will remain farm forever. Helps them place legal protections on their properties, called easements, that require the land remain a farm. Take kids to farms, for a fir


Service areas: California

Go to Website | Phone: (916) 687-3178

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Alaska Association of Conservation Districts

The Alaska Association for Conservation Districts (AACD) is an organization formed in 1965 to help all Alaska’s local soil and water districts function efficiently. AACD is a grassroots organization that leverages local, state, federal and private dollars towards helping local Soil & Water Conservation Districts keep their doors open across the entire state.
AACD’s work is helping to address critical conservation issues, including:
erosion control
flood prevention
water conservation and use
wetlands
groundwater
water quality and quantity
nonpoint source pollution
community development
AACD assists Districts in working with landowners, land managers, communities, villages, tribal governments, schools, libraries, and other special interest groups. The help facilitate soil, water, environment, agriculture and other natural resource conservation efforts by providing technical guidance for resource management.

Service areas: Alaska

Go to Website | Phone: 907-373-7923

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WSDA Office of Compliance and Outreach

The WA legislature eliminated funding for the Small Farm & Direct Marketing Program at the Washington State Dept. of Agriculture as of June 30, 2011. The knowledgeable staff from that program have been retained within the agency, now serving as Education & Outreach Specialists for the Office of Compliance and Outreach in the Food Safety and Consumer Services Division. We continue to strive to assist farmers and food processors with regulatory issues as well as education around food safety and compliance. Thanks to federal grant funding we are also active in Farm to School and Value-added Processing workshops. www.agr.wa.gov;


Service areas: Washington

Go to Website | Phone: 360.656.5063

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Nourish Colorado

We channel funding to and provide training and technical assistance to local growers through a variety of programs to help support local economies and increase access to healthy foods. We manage statewide Double Up Food Bucks (SNAP incentive), WIC and Older Adult CSA, and various farm to school/local procurement initiatives.


Service areas: Colorado

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U.S. Farm Stay Association (dba Farm Stay USA)

Business planning toolkit and webinar instruction for setting up lodging on your farm. One-on-one advising from land acquisition to structures to insurance to marketing to reservation systems and more. Best practices answers to all questions with resources available. Referrals to similar businesses in their state.


Service areas: National

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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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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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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.