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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.

Food Systems Team collage with the text I'm a food systems team members @wsufoodsystemsOur 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. We are organized as a collaborative program supported by both the Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources (CSANR) and WSU Extension. All housed within the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences.


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Upcoming Offerings:

Farm Walk 2019 Bluebird Grain Farms – Soil Health Management in Organic Grain Production

REGISTRATION OPEN! Organic Heirloom Grains From Plow to your Plate! Find out how Bluebird Grain Farms uses cover crops and other soil health management practices to care for the earth they farm in the Methow Valley. [...]

Farm Walk 2019 Spoon Full Farm – Loyal to Soil: Regenerative No-Till Practices for Garden & Pasture

REGISTRATION OPEN! Learn how the farmers at Spoon Full Farm are fulfilling their mission of being "Loyal to Soil" through their Whole Earth farming practices. We will discuss their no-till garden and pastures, carbon sequestration [...]

CGC Presents: Inland NW Artisan Grains Conference

Farm Walk 2019 Lazy R Ranch and LINC Foods – Holistic Management for Grazing Animals and Innovative Distribution Models

REGISTRATION OPEN! Join us for this two-part Farm Walk at Lazy R Ranch and LINC Foods! We will start the day at Lazy R Ranch where we will learn from 2018 Tilth Conference Farmer of [...]

Cultivating Success Statewide Instructor Training

Instructor Training Become a Certified Instructor for the Premier Sustainable Small Farms Curricula in WA and ID! REGISTER NOW FOR THIS TRAINING! Join the Bi-State Cultivating Success Teams from Washington and Idaho for this full [...]

Farm Walk 2019



Food Systems Innovation Events