Small Farms Program

WSU Small Farms Program Wins Grants to Support Disadvantaged Farmers

PUYALLUP, Wash. – Washington State University’s Small Farms Program has been awarded two U.S. Department of Agriculture grants to support and assist beginning and disadvantaged farmers and ranchers. Together, the grants will support and strengthen the Small Farms Program’s innovative immigrant farmer program. According to WSU Extension Small Farms educator Doug Collins, the two grants […]

Courses Will Teach Small Farmers Keys to Success

RICE, Wash. — To understand what it takes to produce crops for higher value markets it helps to see for yourself. Farmer Lora Lea Misterly has been sharing her keys to success for four summers with her “Farm School” in rural Stevens County, north of Spokane. This summer Misterly is offering two intensive courses specifically […]

WSU Westside Small Farms Field Day Slated

PUYALLUP, Wash. — Washington State University’s first ever field day for small-scale and urban area farmers will be held on Wednesday, July 16, at the university’s Puyallup Research and Extension Center. This will be the first opportunity for growers to see the new field trial plots at the facility that are specifically for research to […]

Farmers Asked to Weigh in on the Status of Washington Agriculture

PUYALLUP, Wash. — Washington state farmers are being asked to share their views on current farm policies, farm production and marketing practices. In a joint effort of Washington State University and the University of Washington, a first-of-its-kind survey was mailed today (April 1) to nearly 4,000 randomly selected agricultural producers across the state. According to […]