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/Regenerative Transition & Support
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers

We work in these areas:

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

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/Regenerative Transition & Support

We can also help you with:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets
  • Resources for Beginning 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/Regenerative Transition & Support

We work in these areas:

  • Washington

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/Regenerative Transition & 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. The 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 & Business Planning
  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & 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:

  • Farm Land Access & Succession Planning

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
  • Farm Land Access & Succession Planning

We can also help you with:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & 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

Center for Latino Farmers

“Mission: * Connect Latino producers to USDA, WSDA & Ag trade programs & services; * Conduct educational workshops in English/Spanish for farm sustainability; * Assist producers to apply & qualify for low interest FSA loans; * Coordinate projects on farm development; * Promote & develop marketing cooperatives for increased profits”

We specialize in:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Financial & Business Planning
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets
  • Resources for BIPOC Farmers
  • Resources for Farmworkers / Migrant Workers

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • Washington

Northwest Communities Education Center- Radio KDNA

“Radio KDNA, a community public radio station, went on the air with an educational and informational format.  Radio KDNA has been instrumental in educating, informing, mobilizing, motivating and encouraging its listeners to become involved in every aspect of the Valley’s culture that affects their lives: health, education, and civic participation; to learn English, to become citizens and to fully understand all the implications of benefits received from schools, state and federal agencies.” “KDNA will direct its efforts as a minority public radio station in response to the cultural and informational isolation of Hispanic/Latino and other disadvantaged communities. Radio KDNA will produce quality radio programming to help such communities overcome barriers of literacy, language, discrimination, poverty, and illness. In this way, KDNA will empower these communities to more fully participate in our multiethnic society.”

We specialize in:

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

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • Washington