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

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  • 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/Regenerative Transition & Support

We can also help you with:

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

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  • 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:

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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Washington

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 BIPOC Farmers
  • Resources for Farmers with Disabilities
  • Resources for Farmworkers / Migrant Workers
  • Resources for Veteran 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 BIPOC Farmers
  • Resources for Farmworkers / Migrant Workers

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  • Washington

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 BIPOC Farmers
  • Resources for Farmworkers / Migrant Workers

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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 Farmworkers / Migrant Workers

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WA Grange

“The Grange is a fraternal, grassroots nonprofit organization rooted in agriculture and committed to providing the people of rural Washington a strong and respected voice among our elected officials.

Grange members devote countless hours in service to their communities, reaching out to make sure the elderly, young and vulnerable, veterans and those in need are given the attention they deserve.

Washington State Grange policy covers a wide range of issues. A revised State Grange policy handbook is published annually, prior to each session of the Legislature. The National Grange policy handbook is published each winter. Among the many State Grange policies are the following views which the organization favors:

The family farm as the basic unit of agricultural production in America.

Locally controlled land use planning to ensure the preservation of productive agricultural lands.

Multiple use concepts in forest management.

Full legislative funding of basic education as presently defined.

Publicly controlled utilities such as public utility districts and rural electric cooperatives.

Protection of private property and water rights.

Strict enforcement of laws against drunk driving.

Taxing farmland based on its current use.

Accessible and affordable health care.”

We specialize in:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Farm Energy Options
  • Farm Land Access & Succession Planning

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  • Washington