HERE YOU WILL FIND links to great RESOURCES FOR:

  • Farmers and ranchers

  • Aspiring farmers

  • FRIENDS of farmers


FARMERS & RANCHERS

Washington State University Extension

*your best resource for challenging questions about crops and livestock!

Okanogan Office: (509) 422 7245

1234 2nd Ave South

extension.wsu.edu/okanogan

facebook.com/OkanoganExtension/

Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS)

*grant programs for on-farm conservation planning and practices

Okanogan Office: (509) 422-2750

1251 Second Avenue South, Suite 101

Washington State Department of Agriculture, Small Farm Team

*diverse programs and information to increase the economic viability of small farms.

agr.wa.gov/marketing/smallfarm/default.aspx

(206) 256-6157 or smallfarms@agr.wa.gov

Farm Service Agency (FSA)

*farm loan programs

Okanogan Office: (509) 422-2767

1251 Second Avenue South, Suite 103

Okanogan Conservation District

*grants and educational programs for on-farm conservation practices

www.okanogancd.org

(509) 422-0855

1251 Second Avenue South

Okanogan Pest Control Board

*information for control of regional horticultural pest and diseases

Dan McCarthy, agent (509) 322-1286

Washington State University (WSU) Tree Fruit Extension

*wealth of information and current research for managing tree fruits in our region.

treefruit.wsu.edu


ASPIRING FARMERS

Washington State University Extension

*a great resource for beginning and aspiring farmers!

Okanogan Office: (509) 422 7245

1234 2nd Ave South

extension.wsu.edu/okanogan

facebook.com/OkanoganExtension/

WSU Cultivating Success Classes

*A comprehensive, 8-part class for beginning and aspiring farmers

pubs.cahnrs.wsu.edu/impact-reports/beginning-farmer-programs-at-wsu/

Wenatchee Valley College

*Offers courses in diverse agricultural topics.

www.wvc.edu/academics/agriculture/courses.html

Tilth Alliance Annual Conference

*a great opportunity for beginning and aspiring farmers to network with other farmers and resource providers! Takes place in mid November ever year.

www.seattletilth.org/special_events/Conference

Methow Conservancy’s Agricultural Program. We love to talk with aspiring farmers of the Methow Valley. Please don’t hesitate to reach out!

alyssa@methowconservancy.org or (509) 996-5873


FRIENDS OF FARMERS

  • Check out Methow Made, a program to promote artisan goods and food products made in the Methow Valley, including tasty products from some of our farms.

  • LEND YOUR LAND to a local farmer or rancher! If you have farmable land in the Methow Valley that you would like to see a farmer use, please let the Methow Conservancy’s Agricultural Coordinator know! You can contact her directly at alyssa@methowconservancy.org OR you can complete this simple form to let her know about your land and your interests.

  • CONSIDER donating to the Methow Conservancy and supporting our diverse efforts to ensure a vibrant future for our local farms and ranches.