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Link to FarmStress Website

Farm Aid Hotline 1-800-FARM-AID


Hotline hours are Monday through Friday, 6am- 7pm Pacific Time,

7am- 8pm Mountain Time.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:


WSU’s Regional Small Farms Online Learning Library

A ton of great resources for small farms from WSU by topic. Crop planning, soil health, business of farming, etc.

Online Learning Library

Rural Business Development Grant

Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG) can pay for processing equipment and the like by funding a non profit, municipality, public body, etc. The entity in turn can lease to group of farmers or individual farmer(s). Funding is limited and project are scored for competition. I recommend small grant asks of less than $30,000 in this grant. This grant can cover planning type expenses such as design/engineering costs.

Rural Micro entrepreneurship Assistance Program (RMAP)

Rural Micro entrepreneurship Assistance Program (RMAP) loans of less than $50,000 from funded organizations such as Enterprise for Equity and Community Capital Development · For Vertically Integrated Business Models (NOT farm loan or farm operating loans): · Business & Industry Guaranteed loan program

WSDA-Support and information on business financing for farms

FSA Cost-Share

The Farm Service Agency provides low-interest financing for farmers/ranchers. Financing may be used for operating expenses or to purchase or expand a farm operation.

Farm Service Agency website for loan programs –

Value Added Producer Grant

Value Added Producer Grant (VAPG) for either Planning or Working Capital for eligible purposes. This is a 50% grant requiring 50% match made up of any of the following: Cash, Third Party, Applicant+ In Kind, Commodity.

Renewable Energy for America

Renewable Energy for America (REAP) program for farmers, ranchers (rural and urban) and small businesses (rural). This 25% grant can be used for on farm Energy Efficiency Improvements (lighting, hvac, equipment improvements, etc.) and/or Renewable Energy such as Solar PV, digester, etc.

Farm Service Agency Pollinator Habitat Support

The Farm Service Agency financially encourages development of pollinator habitat through the Conservation Reserve Program Pollinator Initiative. Pollinator Initiative fact sheet –

Conservation Reserve Program –

Labor and Industries Farm Internship Project

L&I Farm Internship Project allows interns to safely work on farms to learn about farming practices and obtain hands-on experience in farming activities.

Capitol Land Trust

WA Office of Farmland Preservation

Promote the vitality of farming, farmers, and ranchers by ensuring that we will continue to have productive agricultural lands in Washington State

WSDA Small Farm and Direct Marketing Program

Small Farm and Direct Marketing program provides marketing information. Direct marketing handbook provides wealth of information for farmers expanding into direct market sales.


Some diagnostic and identification resources through WSU

Pest ID:

Diagnostic clinic in Puyallup, WA:

Diagnostic services $25-$40

WA Center for Women in Business

The Washington Center for Women in Business (WCWB) supports the mission of all Women’s Business Centers: to “level the playing field” for women entrepreneurs, who still face unique obstacles in the business world.

WSDA’s GAP Audit

WSDA is offering to Washington growers, producers and shippers an auditing service throughout the food chain to verify that best practices are being followed using USDA’s Good Agricultural/Good Handling Practices Audit Program (GAP/GHP).

WSU Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources

Research and education on the critical issues facing agriculture, such as climate change, energy and water security, and improving technology and management knowledge that will make all of our agricultural production systems more sustainable.

Agricultural strategies that will make farming operations more resilient to climate change. Proceedings (open access) of the January 2017 Climate Impacts to Water Conference.

AgClimate Network’s Climate Change Adaptation Strategies for Agriculture

The AgClimate Network is a web-based hub for data, analysis and communication between regional scientists and stakeholders about climate change and agricultural and natural resources topics. A consortium of institutions including Oregon State University, University of Idaho, and Washington State University, and individuals contribute content to this site and share articles and analyses.

WSU’s Irrigation in the Northwest

Irrigation in the Pacific Northwest, information on equipment, irrigation calculators, soil moisture monitoring, FAQs and tutorials, etc.

NRCS Irrigation Cost Share

EQIP program funds irrigation efficiency through cost-share

Slug Portal

The OSU Slug Portal, an informational reference to slugs (and snails) in the Pacific Northwest.

FFAST-Fisherman First Aid & Safety Training

The Fishermen Led Injury Prevention Program (FLIPP) developed this first aid class that incorporate wilderness first aid and specific work tasks/situations found on commercial fishing vessels.