Western Region Agricultural
Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP)
Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund
Services include: unlimited consultation with attorneys on matters within the FTCLDF mission statement; contractual documents, e.g., herdshare contracts, buyers club agreements, etc.; access to information clearinghouse for those working on state legislation and local ordinances; consultation with attorneys on matters related to food buyers club setup and operations; access to presentations by Charlotte Smith on matters related to marketing farm and artisan foods; toll-free emergency hotline to speak with an attorney if there is a surprise visit or inspection from a government agency; the possibility of legal representation on matters that are within FTCLDF?s mission statement at no additional cost.
Service areas: National
Go to Website | Phone:
Core Services: Crisis Assistance, Research, Technical Assistance, & Education
General Services: Activism & Organizing, Direct Marketing Assistance, Industrial Ag Issues, Institutional & Wholesale Markets, Legal Help & Mediation Services
Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network
The Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network is a national network of experts that assist on-the-ground efforts and each other in order to improve processing infrastructure and increase capacity for niche meats. The network provides assistance with technical problems, business planning, labor, communications, and food safety/regulatory expertise. Arion Thiboumery at Iowa State and Lauren Gwin at Oregon State are both primary contacts for the Network.
Service areas: Iowa, National, Oregon
Go to Website | Phone: (541) 806-1526
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
General Services: Activism & Organizing, Farm Land Access & Succession Planning, Funding Opportunities for Farmers, Industrial Ag Issues, Institutional & Wholesale Markets, Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support, Resources for Tribal Farmers & Ranchers
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
Hawaiʻi Farm Bureau
The Hawaiʻi Farm Bureau is a grassroots non-profit organization founded by Hawaiʻi farmers and ranchers and working with organizations, communities and individuals involved in all aspects of the Agricultural Industry in Hawaiʻi. The Hawaiʻi Farm Bureau is organized to unify the County Farm Bureaus, thereby enhancing the knowledge, economic opportunity, prosperity, well being and happiness of its members; to analyze and resolve the problems that face agriculture through effective cooperation, planning and representation; to promote farmers’ and ranchers’ access to the physical, financial, intellectual, and human resources necessary for successful and profitable agriculture; and to ensure the protection and health of Hawaiʻi’s agricultural resources and the environment today and in the future.
Service areas: Hawaii
Go to Website | Phone: (808) 848-2074
Core Services: Activism & Organizing, Crisis Assistance
General Services: Direct Marketing Assistance, Funding Opportunities for Farmers, Industrial Ag Issues, Institutional & Wholesale Markets, Legal Help & Mediation Services, Resources for Beginning Farmers
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.