Western Region Agricultural Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP)

Western Region Agricultural
Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP)

California Farmworker Foundation

CFF was created by a small group of Central Valley leaders to help empower the voice of farmworkers in their communities. Our mission is to serve and support California farmworkers by providing programs and services to better their quality of life.

Service areas: California

Go to Website | Phone: (661) 778-0015

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UpRoot Colorado

We are currently piloting a pilot project in coordination with Rocky Mountain Farmers Union (RMFU) — the farm and food mobile workforce — that provides on-demand and supplemental labor to Colorado producers along the northern Front Range, in Delta County and in southwestern Colorado (i.e., in La Plata and Montezuma counties via the Good Food Collective).

Service areas: Colorado

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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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Farms to Grow, Inc.

We offer Business Plan Workshops and classes on how to sell at a Farmers Market and how to set up a local CSA. We also provide farm volunteers and Marketing and Distribution set up and support. One on one assistance on phone and in-person in applying for grants and other funding. Support services in particular to African American farmers nationwide

Service areas: California, National

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The Kohala Center

The Kohala Center (TKC) is a non-profit organization based in Waimea on Hawaii Island. The Rural and Cooperative Business Development Services staff at TKC provides technical assistance in business development to farmers, ranchers, food enterprises, and rural cooperatives statewide. We specialize in cooperative development, financial capacity building, and new farmer education and training. TKC also offers microloans to eligible rural businesses located on Hawaii Island and Molokai.

Service areas: Hawaii

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Rural Tax Education

Working with the USDA Risk Management Agency, the National Farm Income Tax Extension Committee recently created RuralTax.org, an online tool that provides agricultural producers with a source for agriculturally related income and self-employment tax information that is both easy to understand and continually updated to reflect changes in tax laws. Please see the website for details.

Service areas: National

Go to Website | Phone: 435.797.2323

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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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California Aquaculture Association

The California Aquaculture Association promotes commercial production of plants and animals in aquatic systems to satisfy the needs of consumers for wholesome products that are produced by sustainable means conserving California’s land and water resources.

Service areas: California

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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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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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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.