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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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Upcoming Offerings:

2nd Annual Cover Crop Roundtable

Please join us for the 2nd Annual Cover Crop Roundtable! This is an annual gathering to network regional growers and researchers, share information on local cover crop successes and coordinate research interests and needs. See [...]

Research & Extension Experiences for Undergraduates Internships Available!



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Stay Tuned for Farm Walk 2020!



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