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Community Action of Skagit County

“The mission of Community Action is to foster and advocate for self-sufficiency among low-income people in Skagit County.

Our vision is that everyone in Skagit County has the opportunity to be safe, healthy, and successful. Offering over 20 core programs to low-income community members, Community Action’s real product is simple: Hope.

Stabilizing Lives
We believe in the strength and potential of people and offer several programs that provide basic needs, from housing to energy assistance.

Equipping Families for Success
We believe in the power of neighbor helping neighbor to help move people beyond a crisis and towards a more self-sustaining life.

Building Stronger Communities
We create a thriving community for all when we work together.”

We specialize in:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Behavioral/Mental Health Services
  • Crisis Assistance
  • Disaster Relief/Resilience
  • Legal Help & Mediation Services
  • Resources for Hispanic/Latinx Farmers/Farmworkers
  • Resources for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers
  • Substance Abuse Services

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Food Safety & Consumer Services (FS&CS) Laboratory

“WSDA’s Food Safety & Consumer Services (FS&CS) Laboratory provides laboratory testing to protect the public’s health by providing data on food borne pathogens to: regulatory agencies, our Federal partners, and the agricultural community. This data allows the interstate shipment of dairy products and provides information for food borne pathogen surveillance.”

We specialize in:

  • Industrial Ag Issues

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Genuine Skagit Valley

“In October of 2013, Washington State Department of Commerce designated Skagit Valley as an
Innovation Partnership Zone (IPZ), focused on value-added agriculture. … The IPZ has developed and approved the regional identity and Certification Mark for our agricultural strategy; it is “Genuine Skagit Valley””

We specialize in:

  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets

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Methow Conservancy

Protect irrigated ag land and rangeland, operate Agricultural Program including online directory of active Methow farms (Methow Grown), match farmers and landowners, offer tailored workshops for farmers, and support local food processing.

We specialize in:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets
  • Land Access
  • Organic/Sustainable/RegenerativeTransition & Support
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers

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Walla Walla Grown

“Cooperative of Walla Walla Valley Farmers and Ranchers, focused on high quality produce, cut flowers, eggs and meat”

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  • Direct Marketing Assistance

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Whatcom Food Network

“We work to: 1. Increase communication, coordination, and collaboration among food system-related organizations, agencies, and institutions.2. Gain a collective understanding of the barriers and gaps in Whatcom County’s food system and develop common goals for addressing them.3. Build community capacity through education, leveraging resources, and mutual support.4. Work inclusively with the diverse communities of our region to ensure lasting success.” “How do we do it? -Hold quarterly Steering Committee meetings -Host two annual Forums to connect and educate -Update the Community Food Assessment-Actively build a diverse member base”

We specialize in:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers

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WSU Livestock Advisors Program

“WSU Livestock Advisors are trained and certified members of a volunteer program that is sponsored by Washington State University Extension. The program assists WSU Extension in providing information to livestock producers on raising, breeding, and housing livestock using the best farm management practices.”

We specialize in:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Financial Counseling & Business Planning
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers

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San Juan County Land Bank

Mandate: “To preserve in perpetuity areas in the county that have environmental, agricultural, aesthetic, cultural, scientific, historic, scenic or low-intensity recreational value and to protect existing and future sources of potable water.” Programs include Conservation Easements, Stewardship, Preserves, and Native Wildflower Seed Restoration.

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  • Conservation Programs

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Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland

Partner to permanently protect farmland, promote economic viability and agricultural infrastructure, engage in advocacy and community support.

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  • Conservation Programs
  • Industrial Ag Issues

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Skagit County Farmland Legacy Program

“The Skagit County Farmland Legacy Program is a county initiative that purchases agricultural easements on Skagit farmland, and works to support policies, programs, and plans that enhance the protection of farmland.”

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  • Conservation Programs

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