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
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Land Access
  • 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 Hispanic/Latinx Farmers/Farmworkers

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
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Land Access
  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support
  • Resources for Hispanic/Latinx Farmers/Farmworkers
  • 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:

  • Behavioral/Mental Health Services
  • Disaster Relief/Resilience
  • Substance Abuse Services

We work in these areas:

  • Washington

Fulcrum Institute Dispute Resolution Clinic

The Fulcrum Institute DRC serves as the provider of state wide agricultural mediation services for the states of Washington, Idaho, and Montana through the USDA certified mediation program. Each year, producers are provided the opportunity to select mediation as one approach to resolving conflicts with the Farm Service Agency, NRCS, Rural Resources, the U.S. Agriculture Department, and the Forest Service. Additionally, Fulcrum employees provide valuable training services to those entities through the annual contractual arrangements.

We specialize in:

  • Legal Help & Mediation Services

We can also help you with:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Financial Counseling & Business Planning

We work in these areas:

  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Washington

Ecotrust

Ecotrust’s mission is to inspire fresh thinking that creates social equity, economic opportunity, and environmental well-being. For more than 20 years we have sought paths towards more ?natural economies,? striving for a new development model that creates more reliable prosperity by promoting resilience in communities, economies, and ecosystems.

We specialize in:

  • Farm Energy Options
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets
  • Land Access

We can also help you with:

  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support

We work in these areas:

  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Oregon
  • Washington

Northwest Farm Credit Services

Farm Credit ServicesTM, also known as Northwest Farm Credit Services or Northwest FCS, is a cooperatively owned lending association specializing in financing farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses, commercial fishermen, timber producers, and country home owners in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. It also provides leasing and appraisal services, and life, mortgage, disability, and crop insurance programs.

We specialize in:

  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • Alabama
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Oregon
  • Washington

Western SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education)

Western SARE is one of four regional offices that run the Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education program, a nationwide grants and education program to advance sustainable innovation to American agriculture.

We specialize in:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • Oregon
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wyoming