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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Wyoming 211

Wyoming 211 makes it easy to find food, housing, job training and much more. Wyoming 211 provides the most current and comprehensive database of community resources in the State of Wyoming including mental health services. We offer a search tool for counseling services as well. Wyoming 211 operators have training to understand the unique circumstances farmers face.


Service areas: Wyoming

Go to Website | Phone: 1-888-425-7138

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Organization for Competitive Markets

Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM) is a national leader working to bring about economic justice for family farmers, ranchers and rural communities by fighting to break the the abusive corporate power that extracts the wealth out of their pockets. OCM provides a platform for individuals and organizations to join their voices in demanding fairness and justice within the marketplace. Working together we can ensure everyone receives their fair share of America’s prosperity that they build. By becoming a member you will have access to the information and tools you need to join the fight.


Service areas: Alabama, California, Kansas, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Virginia, Wyoming

Go to Website | Phone: (402) 327-8390

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National Center for Frontier Communities

We empower small, remote areas for equal advantage to larger communities. We support people and programs by raising awareness, leading discourse on issues, sharing resources and information, and actively engaging with policymakers, agencies and the public.

The National Center for Frontier Communities is engaged in a number of programs on the national, state and local levels: Advocacy, Frontier Food Systems, Southwest NM Food Hub, Prevent Substance Abuse, Non-Profit Resources, and more.

 


Service areas: National, New Mexico

Go to Website | Phone: 575-597-0040

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Hawaiʻi Institute of Pacific Agriculture

To practice and teach regenerative agricultural education programs.


Service areas: Hawaii

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Hawaii Land Trust

We work in three programmatic areas: ʻĀina Protection, Stewardship, and Connection. We prioritize the protection of coastlines, wahi kupuna, and lands that grow healthy food for Hawaiʻi’s people, and partner to conserve mauka forests and ranches. We welcome thousands of residents, visitors, and students every year to learn about, enjoy, and help care for these lands, creating generational commitments and a shared value system around land stewardship.

Voluntary land protection provides the landowner, and community surrounding and connected to a property, with a win-win method to preserve areas that are integral to Hawaiʻi’s health. Protecting and restoring wahi kupuna creates sanctuaries for Hawaiʻi’s native plants and animals, many of which are found nowhere else in the world, preserves and often revives the function of ancient cultural sites, and increases Hawaiʻi’s resilience to the effects of climate change.

We strive to protect entire landscapes, establishing reciprocal relationships with the land as Hawaiʻi’s ancestors did.


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Go to Website | Phone: (808) 744-2462

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Hawaii Farmers Union Foundation

HFUF’s “primary purposes are to support the sovereign right of farmers to create and sustain vibrant and prosperous agricultural communities for the benefit of all Hawaii through various scientific, educational and charitable activities.”


Service areas: Hawaii

Go to Website | Phone: 1 (808) 800-3974, EXT 2

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Catholic Rural Life

Catholic Rural Life is a membership-based organization, comprised of dedicated bishops, laity, and religious who are joined in a common effort to serve the rural Church, rural people, and their communities. Our vision is thriving families, farms, and


Service areas: National

Go to Website | Phone: (651) 444-8714

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Calypso Farm and Ecology Center

A non-profit, educational farm in Fairbanks, Alaska offering hands-on education programs for all ages, and growing fresh food for the community.
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Service areas: Alaska

Go to Website | Phone: (907) 451-0691

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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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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.