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A committed group of WSU faculty, staff, and partners. Together they promote research, implement change, and provide unparalleled educational opportunities for farmers, communities, and consumers.

Washington State University’s Food Systems Team provides research-based information and educational programs for farmers, consumers, decision-makers, and others involved in local food systems.
Our goals are to:

  • Build public support for agriculture
  • Preserve Washington farmland for food and fiber production
  • Help farmers adopt practices that are sustainable—economically, socially and environmentally
  • Unify farmers and consumers in developing local markets and community food access

The team is a statewide affiliation of professionals from WSU, state agencies, and non-governmental organizations.

The WSU Food Systems Program is a program of WSU Extension within the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences. The program focuses on education resources for farmers, outreach to communities, and team-based research with farmers.

The Food Systems Team and the Food Systems Program are dedicated to helping sustainable, community-based agricultural systems throughout Washington. We are here to help. Please explore the resources on this web site and contact us if we can help you further.


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Interested in applying to become a WSU Food Systems Team Member?
You can learn more by reading our Food Systems Team Roles and Responsibilities (pdf). You can then fill out the Food System Team Member Application (pdf)