Western Region Agricultural Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP)

Western Region Agricultural
Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP)

High Desert Food and Farm Alliance

Food and community are the heart of our mission. We work in concert with Central Oregon farms, entrepreneurs and organizations to implement projects, initiatives, networking events and conferences to create a more healthy and vibrant food and farm community. We collectively market local food and co-promote our amazing small to mid-sized family farmers, provide networking events, training opportunities, and infrastructure grants.


Service areas: Oregon

Go to Website | Phone: 541-390-3572

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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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FarmsReach

FarmsReach is a community-driven resource platform that partners with organizations to provide farmers with time and money-saving services, including business planning tools, technical assistance, access to insurance and agricultural lenders. Focused on the long-term viability of regional agriculture, FarmsReach facilitates connections to combine proven farming knowledge with the innovative ideas of tomorrow. Based in California, FarmsReach offers services to small and mid-sized farmers across the State.


Service areas: California

Go to Website | Phone: 415.658.5405

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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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Colorado State University Extension

The Mission of Extension is to provide information and education, and encourage the application of research-based knowledge in response to local, state, and national issues affecting individuals, youth, families, agricultural enterprises, and communities of Colorado.


Service areas: Colorado

Go to Website | Phone: 970.491.6281

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Rocky Mountain Farmers Union (RMFU)

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union is a progressive, grassroots organization dedicated to: achieving profitability for family farmers and ranchers; promoting stewardship of land and water resources; delivering safe healthy food to consumers; and strengthening rural communities through education, legislation and cooperation. RMFU also runs a Cooperative Development Center.


Service areas: Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming

Go to Website | Phone: 303.752.5800

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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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University of Idaho Extension

University of Idaho Extension provides educational opportunities in the general areas of agriculture, natural resources, families, youth, and community development. They help people improve the social and economic, and environmental qualities of their lives through research-based education and leadership development focused on issues and needs. The home office also offers short classes and workshops on topics like farm/ranch management, FINPACK, and marketing. They work on potatoes, grain, beef and dairy as the major commodities, in addition to other crops. Offices are located in 42 of Idaho’s 44 counties and on 3 Indian reservations. The following site offers a map to locate county Extension offices: http://www.extension.uidaho.edu/find.asp


Service areas: Idaho

Go to Website | Phone: 208-885-5883

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Northern Plains Resource Council

Northern Plains is committed to land stewardship, to the preservation of family farms and ranches and small businesses, and to providing the information and tools necessary to give citizens and effective voice in decisions that affect their lives. Tools include community organizing, public education, research. leader development, coalition building.


Service areas: Montana

Go to Website | Phone: 406.248.1154

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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.