Washington State University

Small Farms Team

The Small Farms Team

Below is a list of team members, their areas of expertise, and their contact information. We’re here to help. Get in touch if you have questions about small farming and can’t find the answer on our website.

Program Office

Armstrong, Cindy - Questions about WSU’s Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources
WSU Puyallup, 2606 W Pioneer Way
Puyallup, WA 98371
Phone: 253-445-4626

Barrentine, Patrice  – Agriculture Policy and Economic Development
King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks
Processing & Distribution; Land Access and Preservation; Policy & Regulation; Marketing, Economic Development

Benedict, Chris - Extension Educator
WSU Extension Whatcom County
1000 N. Forest St. Ste. 201
Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone: 360-676-6736

Bodah, Brian - Director/Agriculture Specialist
WSU Pierce County Extension
3602 Pacific Ave, Suite 200
Tacoma, WA 98418
Phone: 253-798-7180

Born, Brandon — Assistant Professor of Urban Design & Planning
410H Gould Hall, Box 355740
College of Architecture & Urban Planning
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195

Brown, Sandra G. — Food safety and preservation, entrepreneurship, and nutrition
WSU Extension Clark County
11104 N.E. 149th Street, Bldg C-100
Brush Prairie, WA 98606
Phone: 360-397-6060 x 7712

Collins, Doug — Interim Program Leader Small Farms
Small Farms Educator, Soil Scientist
Center for Sustaining Ag & Natural Resources
2606 W. Pioneer Way
Puyallup, WA 98371
Phone: 253-445-4658

Cowan, Jeremy - Horticulture Regional Specialist
WSU Spokane County
222 N. Havana
Spokane, WA 99202-4799

Craig, Susie — Food safety
WSU Extension Thurston County
720 Sleater Kinney Road SE, Suite Y
Olympia, WA
Phone: 360-786-5445 x 7916

Donovan, Colleen - Farmers Market Research
Ellensburg, WA
Phone: 253-445-4626

D’Agnolo, Sean  – Education Coordinator
Clound Mountain Farm Center
Farm Education
(360) 966 5859

Embleton, Mary  – Manager, Regional Food System Grant Program
King Conservation District
Production/Land Mgmt.; Processing/Distribution; Land Access and Preservation; Policy and Regulation; Stakeholder collaboration/Leveraging Projects; Economic Development
(425) 282-1958

Fransen, Steve — Forages, pastures, grass, and corn silage
WSU Prosser Research and Extension Center
24106 N. Bunn Road
Prosser, WA 99350-8694
Phone: 509-786-9266

Fredricks, Gary — Farm animal management
WSU Extension Clark County
11104 NE 149th St., Bldg C-100
Brush Prairie, WA 98606
Phone: 360-397-6060 x 7714

Gaolach, Brad — Community Sustainability Specialist
WSU Seattle, 901 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2900
Seattle, WA 98164
Phone: 206-219-2429

Goldberger, Jessica - Agricultural and Food Systems
Associate Professor
Department of Crop and Soil Sciences
Johnson Hall #263 (PO Box 646420)
Pullman, WA 99164-6420
Phone: 509-335-8540

Gray, Sheila — Ornamental and production horticulture
WSU Extension Lewis, Cowlitz, and Wahkiakum Counties
351 NW North St., MS:AES01
Chehalis WA 98532
Phone: 360-740-1214

Haaland, Kay — Public issues education, community development
WSU Extension Skagit County
11768 Westar Lane, Suite A
Burlington, WA 98233
Phone: 360-428-4270

Halstead, Kate - Agriculture Workshops
WSU Snohomish County Extension
600 128th St SE
Everett, WA 98208-6353

Jaeckel, Brad — Organic farm manager
Center for Sustaining Agriculture & Natural Resources
Pullman, WA 99164
Phone: 208-892-0655

Jagel, Candace —Agriculture Extension Coordinator
WSU San Juan County
221 Weber Way, Suite LL
Friday harbor, WA 98250
Phone: 360-378-4414

Kennedy, Carrie - County Director
WSU Wahkiakum County
PO Box 278
Cathlamet, WA 98612-0278
Phone: 360-795-3278

Kerr, Susan —NW Livestock and Dairy Regional Specialist
WSU Mount Vernon Northwestern WA Research and Extension Center
16650 State Route 536
Phone: (360) 848-6151

Kinney, Karen - Washington State Farmers Market Association
Phone: (206) 706-5198

Kovacs, Tricia Sexton — Washington State Department of Agriculture
Education and Outreach Specialist
Phone: (206) 256-6150

Kropf, Jim — WSU Extension
Director, Extension Natural Resources Program

Lewis, Laura — Director, WSU Jefferson County Extension
201 W. Patison
Port Hadlock, WA 98339
Phone: (360) 379-5610 ext. 202

McMoran, Don —Skagit County Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator
WSU Skagit County
11768 Westar Lane, Suite A
Burlington, WA 98233
Phone: 360-428-4270

Miles, Carol — Vegetable crop production, alternative crops, organic production
WSU Mt. Vernon Research & Extension Center
16650 State Route 536
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Phone: 360-848-6150

Moberg, Debbie — Animal science & livestock production
WSU Extension Walla Walla
328 W Poplar
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Phone: 509-524-2685

Muehleisen, David - Sustainable Agriculture
Evergreen State College
(360) 867-6654

Munts, Pat — Small Farms and Acreage Coordinator
WSU Spokane County Extension
222 N. Havana
Spokane WA 99202-4799
Phone: 509-477-2173
Fax: 509-477-2087

Murphy, Kevin - Plant Breeder, alternative grains, hops
WSU Department of Crop and Soil Sciences
Pullman, WA 99164-6420
Phone: 509-335-9692

Neunzig, Linda – Farm Business Planning and Risk Management Education
WSU Snohomish County
Ninety Farms
Phone: 360-435-9304

Ostrom, Marcy —Associate Professor, Community and Rural Sociology
Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources
Washington State University TFREC
1100 N. Western Ave.
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Phone: 509-663-8181 X 263

Patten, Kim — Cranberry production and marketing
WSU Long Beach Research and Extension Unit
2907 Pioneer Road
Long Beach, WA 98631
Phone: 360-642-2031

Perillo, Cathy — Sustainable agriculture education
WSU Department of Crop and Soil Sciences
Johnson 229
Pullman, WA 99164-6420
Phone: 509-335-2851

Rome, Clea - Director, WSU Clallam County Extension
Port Townsend, WA
Phone: 360-417-2280

Ryser, Laura   – Processing and Distribution; Policy and Regulation; Economic Development
Policy and Regulation; Economic Development
(360) 337-7281

Selting Smith, Katherine   – Northwest Small and Latino Farm Educator
WSU Extension
Production/Land Mgmt.; Processing/Distribution;Food Access; Economic Development; Latino Famer Support

Smith, Dianne  – Faculty- Assistant Professor
WSU Extension Skagit County
Food Access
360-428-4270 ext. 235

Smith, Justin  – County Director
Food Access; Data/Consumption, Economic Development
360-427-9670 ext. 690

Smith, Robert  – Director of Operations
Viva Farms
Production/Land Mgmt./ Processing/Distribution; Economic Development
360-969-7171 x2

Spaniolo, Lia  – Farm Works Coordinator
Seattle Tilth
Production/Land Mgmt.; Processing Distribution

Stienbarger, Doug — Water quality, land use issues
WSU Extension Clark County
1919 NE 78th Street
Vancouver, WA 98665-9752
Phone: 360-397-6060 x5742


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