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WE STAND IN SOLIDARITY – OUR RACIAL EQUITY STATEMENT

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.

 


 

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

8/7 Webinar: AgrAbility, Veterans and Agriculture – a strategic connection!

AgrAbility, Veterans and Agriculture – a strategic connection! Learn about the AgrAbility program and the opportunities and technologies available. Mission of AgrAbility The vision of AgrAbility is to enhance quality of life for farmers, ranchers, [...]

8/7 Eat Local First Collaborative on the WSU Food Systems HUB

WSU Food Systems HUB - Weekly - Fridays @ 10am REGISTER FOR ZOOM LINK INFO AND CALENDAR INVITE HERE HUB guests for Friday, August 7th, 2020: Eat Local First Collaborative Pierce County Fresh Sustainable Connections [...]

8/11 Webinar: Adapting SNAP-Ed for COVID-19

Join us for a three-part webinar series. SNAP-Ed partners across the country are adapting to a changing and challenging new virtual environment. While some initiatives are modifying their existing digital nutrition education platforms, others are [...]

8/12 Webinar: Organic Food, Fiber & Fashion—A Conversation with Marci Zaroff and Max Goldberg

Organic food, fiber & fashion: a conversation with ECOlifestyle pioneer Marci Zaroff and Organic Insider Max Goldberg Join Rodale Institute Ambassador and ECOlifestyle pioneer Marci Zaroff and Organic Insider, consultant and blogger Max Goldberg for [...]

8/14 WA Farmers Markets on the WSU Food Systems HUB

WSU Food Systems HUB - Weekly - Fridays @ 10am REGISTER FOR ZOOM LINK INFO AND CALENDAR INVITE HERE HUB guests for Friday, August 14th, 2020: Washington State Farmers Market Association & Seattle Neighborhood Farmers [...]

8/17-18 Virtual Gathering: Emerging Leaders in Food & Ag

Emerging Leaders in Food & Ag Virtual GatheringAugust 17-18, 2020 Gather With Other Leaders Moving Food and Agriculture Forward If you want to be amongst the leaders at the forefront of what's happening in the world [...]

8/18 Webinar: Learn to Save Seeds!

As more and more people turn to growing their own food, seed companies have been having trouble keeping up with demand and many seed racks have been depleted in stores. Want to learn how to [...]


 

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