Western Region Agricultural Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP)

Western Region Agricultural
Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP)

North Coast Growers’ Association

North Coast Growers’ Association supports Humboldt County’s farmers and artisan producers in building a robust and resilient local food system. We envision a strong, successful, growing community of diversified farms supporting broad based consumption of local foods and products. Our organization is stable and resilient, our members are thriving, and our customers are knowledgeable about the value of local food and small farms. We actively engage a more culturally and economically diverse customer base and foster responsible stewardship of our agricultural resources. We ensure that local market opportunities match the needs of our members and community. Our local food system is financially sustainable, money invested within direct and wholesale opportunities is balanced with the impacts to our members, and NCGA income supports the diversification of markets and product offerings of our members. NCGA Agricultural Programs are a new sector of NCGA, designed to address the most critical needs in our regional farming community in Humboldt County, CA. In collaboration with many regional partners, our programs work to provide local farmers with resources to help with their business and growing practices, connect to local and national agricultural resources, and provide workshops and peer-to-peer learning opportunities on topics that will benefit our local farmers and food system.


Service areas: California

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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

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Mission West Community Development Partners

Works with small businesses, communities development organizations, cooperatives, and food and agriculture producers in  Lake, Mineral, and Sanders County, Montana. Business Development Center Community Development Center Cooperative Development Center Mission Mountain Food Enterprise Center


Service areas: Montana

Go to Website | Phone: 406-676-5901

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Mandela Partners

Mandela Partners drives equitable, people-centered, community development strategies in the Oakland area. We do this by braiding together several strands of work: Supporting the launch and growth of local food enterprises. Increasing access to healthy food. Building skills and capacity of local BIPOC entrepreneurs. Strengthening income generation among small sustainable farmers. Facilitating access to community capital.


Service areas: California

Go to Website | Phone: (510) 433-0993

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Ecological Agriculture Training Cultural Center and Farm

The EAT! Cultural Center is Southern California’s Field to Face school and is a partnership between the City of Norco and Five Keys Schools and Programs. Our approach has always been wisdom-based, scientifically-informed and hands-on. We believe the future of Southern California Agriculture is small in scale, not in impact. To ensure the success of small farms, we focus on the 7 Tenets of Small Farm Management Systems and teach the mastery of 9 Core agricultural knowledge areas.


Service areas: California

Go to Website | Phone: (951)255-7092

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Mad Agriculture

Our work begins with farm planning. We dream big about what the land wants to be and how to implement regenerative principles and practices. Putting ideals into action is hard to do. We use a combination of community support, capital and markets to activate regenerative agriculture on the land. Our work learns from and contributes to an emerging and diverse community of funders, practitioners and purchasers. We focus on the Midwest and High Plains of the United States. Exceptions can and will be made.


Service areas: Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, Wyoming

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Center for Farm Financial Management

The Center for Farm Financial Management at the University of Minnesota develops software, web applications and educational programs focused on farm financial planning, financial analysis, business planning and commodity marketing for farmers and ranchers, educators, lenders, small business owners and other ag professionals.


Service areas: Minnesota, National

Go to Website | Phone: (612) 625-1964, or (800) 234-1111

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Black Oregon Land Trust

We support beginning BIPOC farmers in building foundational skills and accessing supportive trainings, as well as bridging existing Black farmers with resources for funding to support their land stewardship. We are in the beginning stages of developing a network of Black farmers across Oregon to bridge farmers with financial education skills, potential investors and resources, and community mentorship and infrastructure support.


Service areas: Oregon

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A Greener World

Nonprofit certifier offering the following certifications: Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW, Certified Grassfed by AGW, Certified Non-GMO by AGW, Certified Organic by AGW, Certified Regenerative by AGW. Certified farms, ranches and businesses have access to AGW’s free marketing, labeling and technical assistance to help maximize market presence and offer support for sustainable production. Marketing and supply chain services are for certified producers but technical resources are available to all.


Service areas: National

Go to Website | Phone: 202-446-2138

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California Department of Food and Agriculture

California state’s Department of Agriculture; information about pest, disease control; animal health and food safety, funding/grants, plant health, marketing, and environmental issues.


Service areas: California

Go to Website | Phone: 916-654-0466

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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.