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Food Systems

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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3/30 Cultivating Success™ WEBINAR: White Rot in Garlic

3/30/21- White Rot in Garlic Presenter: Jen Jensen, UI Extension - Bonner County and Kate Painter, UI Extension - Boundary County Description: Click here to register

3/30 WEBINAR: WSDA Postharvest Food Safety Series—Post-harvest practices to get the longest shelf life from your crops

Registration is FREE, but required: http://bit.ly/Postharvest-FS March 30 9-11am Pacific Post-harvest practices to get the longest shelf life from your crops Managing produce quality also provides food safety benefits, come learn how you can kill two [...]

4/6 WEBINAR: WSDA Postharvest Food Safety Series—When, where, why, and how: sanitizer application to prevent post-harvest cross-contamination

Registration is FREE, but required: http://bit.ly/Postharvest-FS April 6 9-11am Pacific When, where, why, and how: sanitizer application to prevent post-harvest cross-contamination We will cover different types of sanitizers, how they should be monitored, and factors that [...]