Program Contact: Angie Freeman Shephard, Extension Coordinator for Agriculture


Agricultural Organizations in San Juan County

San Juan County and Town of Friday Harbor Economic Development Report 2006 by Barney and Worth

Farming West of the Cascades
Publications by the WSU Small Farms Team

Assistance for Immigrant Farmers

Helpful Resources

Crop Production

Dairy Production

Grain Production

Livestock and Poultry Production

Organic Production

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  • Soil Testing: A Guide for Farms with Diverse Vegetable Crops
    Soil analysis can guide farmers and gardeners in soil management decisions. Soil sampling allows the grower to track and evaluate practices, such as soil amendment and cover cropping. This fact sheet presents a comprehensive and affordable protocol for annual soil-testing for farms with diverse vegetable crops, including when, where, and how to sample and how to use sample results to improve farm management.

Statistics and Surveys

USDA Agricultural Research Services

Value-Added Production

Stay in touch!

Join the San Juan County Farm and Food Listserve to stay up to date on developments related to local food and farming. Listserve member information remains confidential, and listserve communications are restricted to the business of ag.

Marketing Ag Products


Your go-to site for all things ag in San Juan County! Visit for a guide to local farm products, for links to ag-related organizations and farmers markets, for maps of the islands with farm locations, for farmer forums and more!

Ag Business Planning

  • Business Planning Resource List
  • Writing a Business Plan
  • Enterprise Budgets

Funding Your Farm Business

  • Grants for Farmers

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