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.
New agriculture marketing branding program and website for San Juan County
The Northwest Agriculture Business Center recently partnered with San Juan County Agricultural Resources Committee (ARC) and Washington State University Extension (WSU) to develop the Island Grown Agricultural Network website. Read more in the San Juan Islander.
Announcing the Spring 2013 WA Course Roster - click here!
New video on handling practices for Romaine lettuce.
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