Western Region Agricultural Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP)

Western Region Agricultural
Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP)

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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SARE – CO (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program, Colorado)

The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program is a competitive grants and education program operating in every state and island protectorate to advance sustainable innovation to American agriculture. CO SARE is in the Western SARE region.


Service areas: Colorado

Go to Website | Phone: 719.545.1845

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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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Idaho Dept. of Agriculture

Contact the department for a range of services and programs, including organic certification.


Service areas: Idaho

Go to Website | Phone: 208.332.8500

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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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SARE – ID (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program, Idaho)

The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program is a competitive grants and education program operating in every state and island protectorate to advance sustainable innovation to American agriculture. ID SARE is in the Western SARE region.


Service areas: Idaho

Go to Website | Phone: (208) 267-3235

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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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CCOF Foundation

CCOF supports the growth of organic by providing service-oriented organic certification, diverse educational offerings, and dedicated policy work. We are uniquely positioned to advance organic agriculture as a member-driven, organic-focused nonprofit organization with a commitment to giving back. Since 2007, CCOF has distributed hardship assistance funds to members of the organic community who are in need.


Service areas: California, National

Go to Website | Phone: 831.423.2263

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SARE – HI (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program, Hawaii)

The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program is a competitive grants and education program operating in every state and island protectorate to advance sustainable innovation to American agriculture. HI SARE is in the Western SARE region.


Service areas: Hawaii

Go to Website | Phone: (808) 384-7110

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California Climate & Agriculture Network (CALCAN)

The California Climate and Agriculture Network (CalCAN) is a sustainable agriculture coalition that advances policy solutions at the nexus of climate change and sustainable agriculture. We provide resources to farmers and ranchers on the impacts of climate policy on California agriculture and on organic and sustainable practices that have climate benefits. We also advance policies that support and encourage farming and ranching practices that have climate benefits and other environmental co-benefits.

CalCAN represents the interests of small and medium-sized farmers and ranchers and socially disadvantaged farmers on climate policy at the state and federal level. We provide opportunities for farmers to engage in policy advocacy that creates resources and incentives for making a transition to climate smart farming practices.


Service areas: California

Go to Website | Phone: (916) 441-4042

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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.