Western Region Agricultural Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP)

Western Region Agricultural
Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP)

Colorado AgrAbility Project

The goal of the Colorado AgrAbility Project is to promote success in agriculture for people with disabilities and their families in the state of Colorado. The staff provides information, education and service to assist farmers, ranchers and agricultural workers so they can continue to have successful careers in agriculture. Services include assessing work sites and tasks, recommendations for farm/ranch equipment adaptations, and referrals to other local service providers.


Service areas: Colorado

Go to Website | Phone: 970.744.9011

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Community Agriculture Alliance

Community Agriculture Alliance (CAA) is dedicated to supporting, promoting and preserving agriculture in the Yampa River Valley. CAA is a local nonprofit organization providing leadership, education and programs that promote agriculture and connect the shared interests of our Valley. Programs are focused in three main areas: Enhance and promote local agriculture (food, fiber, products and services); Education about the importance of agriculture; Serve as an ag resource connection.


Service areas: Colorado

Go to Website | Phone: 970.879.4370

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American Grassfed Association (AGA)

AGA is a national, multi-species entity organized to promote and protect grassfed producers and grassfed products through communication, education, research and marketing.


Service areas: Colorado, National

Go to Website | Phone: 877.77.GRASS

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International Center for Appropriate and Sustainable Technology (iCAST)

iCAST offers turn-key services in sustainable agriculture focused on Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Waste Utilization. iCAST specializes in a) technical and economic feasibility analysis, b) business plan development, c) process design, d) project implementation and management, and e) grant funding and market-based financing. iCAST partners with farmers and rural communities to develop solutions that are sustainable. iCAST projects use local resources for local benefit.


Service areas: Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Wyoming

Go to Website | Phone: 303.462.4100

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California AgrAbility

California AgrAbility is part of a nationwide USDA program that began through the 1990 Farm Bill. This project helps to link farmers, agricultural workers and ranchers with disabilities to vital assistance services through referrals. All callers are encouraged to continue working in agriculture. Staff provides callers with farm site assessment, information for equipment modifications, job restructuring, healthcare and rehabilitation.


Service areas: California

Go to Website | Phone: 800.477.6129

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Hawaii Organic Farmers Association (HOFA)

Hawaii Organic Farmers Association is a nonprofit organization providing education and marketing opportunities to Hawaii producers. The website is a one-stop marketing tool for all organic products and services provided by organic producers, processors, retailers, suppliers, shippers, and related services. HOFA Members can enhance their listing with product details. HOFA provides educational workshops regarding organic production practices, retailer education, and more.


Service areas: Hawaii

Go to Website | Phone: 808.969.7789

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Montana Department of Agriculture

The Montana Dept. of Ag. is a state agency that protects consumers and producers through regulatory activities and the department promotes development of agriculture and related industries. Beginning and farmer rancher loans and value added business loans are offered by the Agricultural Development Division.


Service areas: Montana

Go to Website | Phone: 406.444.3144

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Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF)

Since 1978, the Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) has advocated for California family farmers and sustainable agriculture. CAFF plays a crucial role in supporting, creating, and leading campaigns and actions to advance the food movement. As a community organization, we build upon shared values around food and agriculture to create strong partnerships between family farmers and their neighborhoods. CAFF operates four programs: Biological Agriculture, Farm to School, Local Food Systems and Policy.

MISSION: To build sustainable food and farming systems through policy advocacy and on-the-ground programs that create more resilient family farms, communities, and ecosystems.

VALUES: CAFF’s core values form the foundation on which we conduct our programs and activities. The values support our work, how we interact with each other, and how we fulfill our mission.


Service areas: California

Go to Website | Phone: 530-756-8518

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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

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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.


Service areas: Washington

Go to Website | Phone: 360-336-3727

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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.