The New Washington State University Food Systems Program delivers multidisciplinary expertise across academic, research, and extension, providing specialized resources for farmers and food systems contributors. We seek to work with communities throughout the state to foster viable farm businesses, optimize sustainable natural resource stewardship, and to promote scaled processing and distribution, always in the pursuit of access to healthy food for all.
WSU Food Systems is unique as its work is guided by our interdisciplinary Food Systems Team made up of WSU faculty, staff, and our critical partners. Each member brings their specialized skill sets, diverse community connections, and willingness to collaborate. Together team members leverage their interconnected expertise to actively promote research, implement change, and provide unparalleled educational opportunities.
We are a proud program of the Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources (CSANR) which is a center within the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences. The WSU Food Systems Program also has historical roots as the Small Farms Program, built on many years of dedicated support for Washington Farmers. We now venture to broaden our objectives to include 7 interrelated food systems focus areas.
Our Focus Areas