Washington

Washington State Department of Agriculture

Our diverse roles include providing fee-based services to the agriculture community, promoting Washington agricultural products, and ensuring regulations are observed.

We specialize in:

  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support

We can also help you with:

  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Financial & Business Planning
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets
  • Research, Technical Assistance, & Education

We work in these areas:

  • Washington

Rural Community Development Resources

Help limited-resource Hispanic producers enter agriculture and build successful collaborative businesses. RCDR’s Center for Latino Farmers guides beginning farmers with limited English skills as they establish their own family farms.

We specialize in:

  • Resources for BIPOC Farmers
  • Resources for Farmworkers / Migrant Workers

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • Washington

Northwest Agricultural Business Center

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. Its main office is located in Mt Vernon in the heart of Washington’s Skagit Valley farm region.

We specialize in:

  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Financial & Business Planning
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets

We can also help you with:

  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets

We work in these areas:

  • Washington

Black Food Fund

The purpose of the Black Food Fund is to gather resources to address root causes and fuel transformative, Black-led change in our regional food system.

We specialize in:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Resources for BIPOC Farmers

We can also help you with:

  • Farm Land Access & Succession Planning

We work in these areas:

  • Oregon
  • Washington

WSDA Office of Compliance and Outreach

The WA legislature eliminated funding for the Small Farm & Direct Marketing Program at the Washington State Dept. of Agriculture as of June 30, 2011. The knowledgeable staff from that program have been retained within the agency, now serving as Education & Outreach Specialists for the Office of Compliance and Outreach in the Food Safety and Consumer Services Division. We continue to strive to assist farmers and food processors with regulatory issues as well as education around food safety and compliance. Thanks to federal grant funding we are also active in Farm to School and Value-added Processing workshops. www.agr.wa.gov;

We specialize in:

  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets

We can also help you with:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Farm Land Access & Succession Planning
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Legal Help & Mediation Services
  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers

We work in these areas:

  • Washington

Pacific Northwest CSA Coalition

Workshops on how to run a CSA program, marketing to CSA customers, assistance to farmers who want to offer their CSA shares to SNAP recipients, providing nutrition incentive programs to make CSA shares accessible, business planning workshops

We specialize in:

  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers

We can also help you with:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Disaster Relief/Resilience
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers

We work in these areas:

  • Oregon
  • Washington

Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP)

The Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides works to protect people and the environment by advancing ecologically sound alternatives to pesticides. NCAP is dedicated to sustainable agriculture, public education around pesticides and related health concerns, and helping to develop better public policy relating to pesticides.

We specialize in:

  • Activism & Organizing

We can also help you with:

  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support
  • Resources for Farmworkers / Migrant Workers

We work in these areas:

  • California
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Oregon
  • Washington

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.

We specialize in:

We can also help you with:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Disaster Relief/Resilience
  • Farm Energy Options
  • Farm Land Access & Succession Planning
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support
  • Resources for Farmworkers / Migrant Workers
  • Resources for Tribal Farmers & Ranchers

We work in these areas:

  • Washington

Washington State Dairy Federation

Mission Statement:
“The Washington State Dairy Federation develops and promotes initiatives directed toward the financial strength, political support, and public awareness of our industry to achieve a successful business climate for dairy farmers in Washington State.””

We specialize in:

  • Activism & Organizing

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • Washington

Washington State Department of Health

The goal of our Injury and Violence Prevention Program is to eliminate preventable death and disability due to injury and violence. We work to reduce injury risk in Washington State. We use our data to identify prevention priorities and develop interventions based on best practices.

We work with local partners on prevention programs such as:

Motor vehicle safety
Older adult falls
Unintentional poisoning
Drowning
Suicide
Sexual violence

We specialize in:

We can also help you with:

  • Disaster Relief/Resilience
  • Farm Stress
  • Substance Use Support

We work in these areas:

  • Washington