Washington

Migrant Seasonal Farmworker Program offered at WorkSource

“Here in Washington state, WorkSource helps thousands of farmworkers find jobs and connect with important community resources.

WorkSource Centers offer:
• Job listings, job referrals and hiring event.
• Resume, application and interviewing assistance.
• Use of computers, photocopiers and phones.
• Skill assessments and referrals to training and other resources.

Many WorkSource centers have farmworker staff whose sole job is to help farmworkers and their families. They’ll assess your situation, skills and interests and put together a plan that’s right for you.”

We specialize in:

  • Financial & Business Planning
  • Resources for Hispanic/Latinx Farmers/Farmworkers
  • Resources for Underserved Farmers

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Rapid Response Program/Rapid Response Team (RRT)

“The Rapid Response Program develops and manages the Food Emergency Rapid Response Team (RRT). The RRT is a joint effort by WSDA and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Seattle District Office (SEA-DO) to improve the efficiency of food emergency response and reduce the time to a meaningful intervention that protects public health.”

We specialize in:

  • Crisis Assistance
  • Industrial Ag Issues

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WSDA Food Safety & Consumer Services Division

“The Food Safety & Consumer Services Division serves consumers and stakeholders in the state of Washington by assuring the availability, safety, and integrity of the state’s human and animal food supply.”

We specialize in:

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

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Agricultural Employment Legal Counseling at Columbia Legal Services

“Immigrant workers in Washington state are living under outdated and racialized immigration and employment systems that offer few reliable protections or opportunities to secure better paying, more permanent work. Agricultural workers, primarily immigrants, have been historically excluded from basic employment protections like overtime, a legacy of the Jim Crow era. Workers in the state under the H-2A visa program are subjected to intimidation and retaliation.

Columbia Legal Services works with immigrant community groups and unions to transform employment practices that have excluded immigrant workers.”

We specialize in:

  • Legal Help & Mediation Services
  • Resources for Hispanic/Latinx Farmers/Farmworkers

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Latinx Advisory Committee

“The Latinx Advisory Committee (LAC) is a subcommittee of the Community Action Board of Directors, charged with advising the agency on how to better serve and develop leadership among low-income Latina/o community members.

The LAC network includes 150+ representatives of 20+ nonprofits, businesses, educational institutions, and individual community members who serve the Latino community in Skagit and Whatcom counties. The LAC democratically elects a representative to the Community Action Board of Directors, who serves in a Client Sector position.”

We specialize in:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Resources for Hispanic/Latinx Farmers/Farmworkers

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Northwest Justice Project Farmworker Unit

“The Farmworker Unit, centered in Yakima, provides advocacy and individual legal representation to farmworkers and their families to ensure that they are afforded a full range of legal protections. Our advocacy focuses on workplace health and safety, sexual harassment and employment discrimination, wage theft, enforcement of protections within the H-2A temporary worker program, combatting human trafficking, and equal access to state and federal programs. Our attorneys and community worker visit labor camps and farmworker housing throughout the state of Washington to talk with workers about their legal rights and the resources available to them. The Farmworker Unit provides legal advice, legal representation, and community education.

Who qualifies for help? Low-income individuals who work in any branch of agriculture (including dairies, food processing, and beef plants) and their families.”

We specialize in:

  • Crisis Assistance
  • Legal Help & Mediation Services
  • Resources for Hispanic/Latinx Farmers/Farmworkers
  • Resources for Underserved Farmers

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WA Association of Conservation Districts

“The Washington State Conservation Commission (SCC) and the state’s 45 conservation districts deliver tools and programs that strengthen farmland preservation, soil health, and our agricultural economy.”; programs include Ag Equipment Rentals and Resources, Burn Programs, Landscape Scale Planning, Shellfish, and Nutrient Management

We specialize in:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Farm Energy Options
  • Farm Land Access & Succession Planning
  • Financial & Business Planning
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Industrial Ag Issues
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets
  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers
  • Resources for Tribal Farmers & Ranchers

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Washington State Office of Rural Health

“The Washington State Office of Community Health Systems, Rural Health and Primary Care Office support health systems planning and development in Washington’s rural and underserved communities to improve health and healthcare across the life span.”

We specialize in:

  • Farm Stress
  • Substance Use Support

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Organic Farm School (Whidbey Island)

“The Organic Farm School (OFS) offers a full-time, 6-month, expe

We specialize in:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Financial & Business Planning
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers
  • Resources for Underserved Farmers

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The Local Food Trust

“The mission of The Local Food Trust is to strengthen communities and regional economies by bringing philanthropy to food and farming. Our consulting services focus on scalable growth and accessing capital needed to ensure a business is durable and resilient. We connect clients to suppliers and buyers who want to support to small scale operations and work to localize supply chain to help farmers and producers connect more directly to market opportunities.”

We specialize in:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Financial & Business Planning
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets
  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers

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