Washington

WSU Extension

“Washington farmers and Washington State University Extension have joined forces to bring the power of research-based information to bear to improve the productivity, efficiency, and safety of products coming from the state’s fields and pastures, orchards, processing plants, and vineyards and wineries. WSU Extension educators are the critical link between science and research generated at Washington State University and the hands-on work of growing food, fuel, and fiber.”

We specialize in:

  • Resources for Beginning Farmers

We can also help you with:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Financial Counseling & Business Planning
  • Organic/Sustainable/RegenerativeTransition & Support
  • Resources for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers

We work in these areas:

  • Washington

Western Rural Development Center

The Western Rural Development Center is one of four regional centers funded by the USDA-CSREES to strengthen the capacity of local citizens and rural communities.

We specialize in:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Farm Energy Options

We can also help you with:

  • Crisis Assistance
  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Industrial Ag Issues
  • Organic/Sustainable/RegenerativeTransition & Support
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers
  • Resources for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers

We work in these areas:

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

Organic Seed Alliance

“Organic Seed Alliance advances the ethical development and stewardship of the genetic resources of agricultural seed. We accomplish goals through collaborative education, research, and advocacy programs with farmers and other seed professionals. Our programs foster regional, decentralized seed systems that provide biologically diverse seed options for family farmers. Our advocacy work aims to influence policy decisions that impact the integrity of the seed systems we help create.”

We specialize in:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Industrial Ag Issues

We can also help you with:

  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets
  • Organic/Sustainable/RegenerativeTransition & Support
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers

We work in these areas:

  • National
  • Washington

Rural Roots

Rural Roots supports and enhances sustainable and organic agriculture and community based food systems in the Inland Northwest. Program areas include: direct marketing, organics, education and community economic development. Also sponsor Cultivating Success program – small farm education courses.

We specialize in:

We can also help you with:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Financial Counseling & Business Planning
  • Organic/Sustainable/RegenerativeTransition & Support
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers

We work in these areas:

  • Idaho
  • Oregon
  • Washington

Stewardship Partners

“Stewardship Partners is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that helps private landowners restore and preserve the natural landscapes of Washington state. We do this by promoting and implementing incentive-based programs that encourage landowners to participate in fish and wildlife conservation and restoration activities while simultaneously meeting their economic needs through sustainable land management. Stewardship Partners is collaborating with the Oregon-based Salmon-Safe certification program to recognize farm operations who adopt conservation practices that help restore native salmon habitat in Pacific Northwest rivers and streams.”

We specialize in:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Industrial Ag Issues

We can also help you with:

  • Land Access

We work in these areas:

  • Washington

Washington Farmland Trust

“Washington Farmland Trust secures, preserves, and stewards threatened farmland in the Northwest, to ensure that generations of local farmers productively farm using sustainable, organic growing methods.”

We specialize in:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Land Access

We can also help you with:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Organic/Sustainable/RegenerativeTransition & Support
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers

We work in these areas:

  • Washington

Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance (NFMA)

“The Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance (NFMA) is a community-based organization developed in response to the growing popularity and public support of the neighborhood Farmers Markets in Seattle. The NFMA’s mission is to support Washington’s small farms and farming families by providing effective direct sales sites for our region’s small farmers, and by educating consumers about local farm products and the benefits of buying direct from local farmers.”

We specialize in:

  • Direct Marketing Assistance

We can also help you with:

  • Crisis Assistance

We work in these areas:

  • Washington

Tilth Alliance

“Tilth Alliance promotes ecologically sound, economically viable and socially equitable farming practices that improve the health of our communities and natural environment.”

We specialize in:

  • Organic/Sustainable/RegenerativeTransition & Support

We can also help you with:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers
  • Resources for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers

We work in these areas:

  • Washington

SARE – WA (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program)

The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program is a competitive grants and education program operating in every state and island protectorate to advance sustainable innovation to American agriculture. WA SARE is in the Western SARE region.

We specialize in:

We can also help you with:

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

We work in these areas:

  • Washington

Viva Farms

“Viva Farms is a farm incubator program dedicated to recruiting, training and capitalizing the next generation of sustainable farmers. We work in conjunction with WSU Extension to address and overcome the challenges facing small farmers.”

We specialize in:

  • Resources for Beginning Farmers
  • Resources for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers

We can also help you with:

  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Financial Counseling & Business Planning
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Land Access

We work in these areas:

  • Washington