Western Region Agricultural Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP)

Western Region Agricultural
Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP)

Made in Nevada

Made in Nevada is a statewide, collective-marketing organization that connects, promotes and supports Battle Born businesses of all shapes and sizes. After merging with the Nevada Dept. of Agriculture’s Buy Nevada program in 2020, Made in Nevada is dedicated to promoting the many farms and ranches that call Nevada home. Made in Nevada offers a variety of promotional opportunities, networking, and events, all at no cost to you.


Service areas: Nevada

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Livelihood NW

Business planning workshops, Bookkeeping training, One-on-one Business advising, Cohort-based growth programs, connections to resources including legal, credit repair, tax prep, access to capital, contracts, and more. We work with all businesses and do not specifically specialize in any industry including farming. We are familiar with the many challenges that are shared across all small businesses.


Service areas: Oregon

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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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Cultivating Success

Educational programs to increase the number and foster the success of sustainable small farmers and ranchers in WA. The goal of these educational opportunities is to provide beginning and existing farmers with the planning and decision-making tools, production skills, and support necessary to develop a sustainable farm or food business. Cultivating Success? connects the student with farmers and exposes them to real world situations through a community-based, experiential approach. Foundational Courses: Is a Small Farm in Your Future? This one day, workshop?style, entry level course is designed for anyone interested in exploring options for a small farm enterprise. This may include individuals new to farming as well as more experienced farmers looking to change directions or add a new component to their existing farm operation. Whole Farm Planning We?ll cover a broad overview of production and marketing options for today?s small farm! Whether you are just exploring the opportunities available or already have an existing operation, you?ll learn what it takes to create, sustain, and grow a viable small farm. Agricultural Entrepeneurship This in-depth farm and food business planning course will help you create a business plan that you can literally take to the bank to finance a new enterprise or expand an existing one. Because navigating the ins and outs of food related businesses is not easy, this course will have a special emphasis on the financial and legal issues unique to farm-based businesses and will feature a full line-up of guest speakers including bankers, business professionals, and successful farm and food biz owners.


Service areas: Washington

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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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Alaska Seeds of Change

Our hydroponic warehouse, growing primarily herbs and lettuce, serves as the main setting for our vocational training, mental health services, and basic needs support youth programs. We accept calls and questions about our program model, offer up to 1-hour of basic hydroponics consultation (we use Zip Grow vertical grow towers) over zoom, and can help connect Alaskans to mental health services provided by our parent organization Alaska Behavioral Health.


Service areas: Alaska

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Ajo Center for Sustainable Agriculture

We provide beginning farmer training, including an incubator farm and incubator market program, plus provide a variety of workshops and technical assistance to farmers, from marketing, financial management and business planning to field practices. We also have a mini-grants program. We specialize on tribal farmers and ranchers, and other socially disadvantaged farmers.


Service areas: Arizona

Go to Website | Phone: (520) 405-4872

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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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University of Arizona Cooperative Extension

Cooperative Extension, an outreach arm of The University of Arizona and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), is “Improving Lives and Communities” by serving as a statewide network of knowledgeable faculty and staff that provides lifelong educational programs for all Arizonans. We are part of a nationwide educational network of scientists and educators who help people solve problems and put knowledge to use. Arizona Cooperative Extension provides a link between the university and the citizens of this state.


Service areas: Arizona

Go to Website | Phone: 520.621.7205

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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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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.