Welcome to the WSU Small Farms Team Website!
The Small Farms Team works with communities and individuals across Washington to foster a profitable farming system, to promote land and water stewardship, and to ensure that all Washingtonians have unrestricted access to healthy food. On our site you will find resources for farmers and the general public alike. Visit our site regularly to keep up to date with the latest events and news in our farming community, to learn about sustainable community-based food and farm systems, and to see what exciting projects the WSU Small Farms Team is working on right now.
Washington State University Small Farms Team provides research-based information and educational programs for farmers, consumers, decision-makers, and others involved in local food systems. The team is a statewide affiliation of professionals from WSU, state agencies, and non-governmental organizations.
Our primary 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 consumer in developing local markets and community food access
The Small Farms Program is a program of the Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources in WSU Extension and 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.
WSU Puyallup Organic Agriculture Field Day
August 4, 2014; 10am-12pm
WSU researchers and cooperating farmers are evaluating cover crops and equipment for use in organic reduced tillage production. Come tour research plots and discuss the evolution of this production system. We are also comparing drip irrigation and water chlorination for reducing microbial contamination of produce from irrigation water. Download the flyer here.
See the 2014 schedule here!
New video on handling practices for Romaine lettuce.
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