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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.

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.


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5/21: WEBINAR- Biochar from Forest to the Farm. USDA.

Biochar from Forest to the Farm SPONSORED BY: USDA FOREST SERVICE Biochar from Forest to the Farm Webinar Details When: May 21, 2020 11:00 am US/Eastern Length: 01:00   (hh:mm) Pre-registration not required. Presenter(s): Jim Archuleta [...]

5/21 Webinar: Navigating the Tourism Industry in Your State

Navigating the Tourism Industry in Your State — Partners, Agencies and Opportunities for Collaboration   Hear the perspective of an agency representative on the current tourism situation and how Extension will be able to play [...]

5/26 Webinar: Fundamentals of Produce Safety – Part 2 – Cultivating Success Webinar Series

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 | 11 am PST / 12 pm MST | Fundamentals of Product Safety: Part 2 This webinar series will focus on the fundamentals of produce safety for small and very small [...]

5/26 Webinar: Introduction to County, State and Federal VA Benefits – WDVA

Introduction to County, State and Federal VA Benefits Did you know that the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) is a full-service state agency that assists veterans, their family members and survivors? The department [...]
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