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Food Systems

Please take a moment to consider these active surveys…

Washington State Food Security Survey and Report
For all Washington residents over 18 years of age. This survey will ask questions about your health, food access, and economic needs. The goal is to learn more about how WA residents are handling economic and food disruptions due to the pandemic.

The survey is open until December 31, 2020.

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Economic Resilience Survey for Farmers and Ranchers
Farmer and Ranchers in Washington State! Take this survey now so we may better-understand the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the capacity of farm businesses to adapt to the disruption.

The survey is open until December 31, 2020.

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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.

We grew from the roots of the Small Farms Program, built on many years of dedicated support for the nearly 90% of farms in Washington that are considered small. We still aim at supporting this crucial demographic of farmers with a broadened objective, taking a holistic approach to supporting the Washington food system.


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1/12 Cultivating Success: Agricultural Entrepreneurship – Snohomish County

Growing Profitable Farms Farming can be a good economic opportunity as well as a great lifestyle choice. However, success requires that farming be viewed as an enterprise that must sustain itself and the farm family [...]

2/2 Cultivating Success™: Agricultural Entrepreneurship Statewide! English y Español!

Statewide! Cultivating Success™: Agricultural Entrepreneurship (Farm Business Planning) English y Español! Starts Feb 2nd, 2021 (Register by Jan 29th) Register Here Registrarse En Español   Statewide Offering: Spring 2021 (February 2nd - March 30th) Tuesdays, [...]

2/2-4/1 Training: Business Planning Program