Western Region Agricultural Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP)

Western Region Agricultural
Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP)

U.S. Hemp Growers Association

USHGA provides much-needed data, research and educational resources to help farmers be successful growing hemp, from planting to harvest to marketing.


Service areas: Kansas, National

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New Mexico State University Extension

Providing the people, farmers and ranchers of New Mexico with practical, research-based knowledge and programs to improve their quality of life.


Service areas: New Mexico

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Oregon State University Coast to Forest: Mental Health Promotion in Rural Oregon

The Coast to Forest collaboration between the OSU Extension Family and Community Health Program and the OSU Center for Health Innovation works on mental health promotion and substance misuse prevention. Our goals work to: Reduce opioid misuse and abuse and their underlying causes and consequences Improve mental health and well-being in four rural or frontier Oregon counties: Lincoln, Tillamook, Baker, and Union The Coast to Forest initiative builds upon existing state and community strengths and resources. This includes a growing network of community health workers, radio stations covering communities health and wellness, community-level partnerships and an expanding Mental Health First Aid network.


Service areas: Oregon

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Nourish Colorado

We channel funding to and provide training and technical assistance to local growers through a variety of programs to help support local economies and increase access to healthy foods. We manage statewide Double Up Food Bucks (SNAP incentive), WIC and Older Adult CSA, and various farm to school/local procurement initiatives.


Service areas: Colorado

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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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Colorado Department of Agriculture

Please refer to our website for info on various programs and services: https://ag.colorado.gov/


Service areas: Colorado

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Cultivate Oregon

Education about growing living soils, seed saving, regenerative agriculture implementation, and sustainable food systems in Oregon.


Service areas: Oregon

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Oregon State University Small Farms Program

The Oregon State University Small Farms Program works with small and medium size organic and sustainable farms on a variety of production and management issues.


Service areas: Oregon

Go to Website | Phone: 541-572-5263

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California Institute for Rural Studies (CIRS)

This group works towards creating a rural California that is socially just, economically viable and environmentally balanced. Each of these elements is integral to the larger goal of sustainable development. As a nonprofit research organization, they are committed to pursuing these long-term goals through sound empirical research that is directly relevant to social change.


Service areas: California

Go to Website | Phone: 530.756.6555

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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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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.