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Food Systems

Help us learn about food security in Washington State!

The UW and WSU have created the Washington State Food Security Survey to better understand how COVID-19 has impacted food security in WA. All WA residents who are over 18 are invited to participate! Your voice is invaluable to this work.


The 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.

Our work is guided by an interdisciplinary team made up of WSU Faculty, Staff, and critical non-WSU partners. The WSU Food Systems Team collaborates on initiatives that promote research, implement change, and provide unparalleled educational opportunities for farm and food systems stakeholders throughout the state.


The WSU Food Systems Program has grown from historical roots of what was the Small Farms Program, built on many years of dedicated support for Washington Farmers. We now venture to broaden our objectives, taking a holistic approach to supporting the Washington food system.


Food Systems Event Calendar

7/15 Watch: Listening Circle of Racism

Listening Circle on Racism This event is being offered on three dates. Choose one of the following dates when registering. June 30, 2020 – 2:00-3:30 PM July 8, 2020 – 1:30-3:00 PM July 15, 2020 [...]

7/17 Meeting: WSU Food Systems COVID19 HUB

WSU Food Systems HUB - Weekly - Fridays @ 10am REGISTER FOR ZOOM LINK INFO AND CALENDAR INVITE HERE Description: Join the WSU Food Systems HUB Meetings every Friday beginning at 10am. These meetings will [...]
NAT NOW FOR Week of June 28 - July 4




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We realize that, while they can be powerful, these are just words, and we remain open to failing forward in a process of action to embody these values. We will seek accountability for the effect of our actions and work with communities in grass-roots efforts to be self-determinate in solutions that best suit them.