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Coronavirus COVID-19

COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. Effective March 16, 2020, WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers will be closed to the public. We are available via email, phone, and webconference.

COVID-19 Resources for Farmers

Program Contact: Kiley Smith, Small Farms Coordinator
360-482-2934 • kiley.smith2@wsu.edu
WSU FOOD SYSTEM COVID19 HUB
WSU Food Systems is a committed group of WSU faculty, staff, and partners. Together they promote research, implement change, and provide unparalleled educational opportunities for farmers, communities, and consumers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WSU Southwest Washington COVID19 resource page WSU Extension Clark County has compiled resources for farmers during the COVID19 pandemic ranging from financial support to podcasts.

American Farmland Trust- Cash Grants AFT’s Farmer Relief Fund will award farmers with cash grants of up to $1,000 each to help them weather the current storm of market disruptions caused by the coronavirus crisis.

Washington State Department of Commerce- Emergency Grants Governor Inslee is offering a new Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grant program to assist small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak

Verizon Small Business Recovery Fund Thanks to a $2.5 million investment from Verizon, we are offering grants to help small businesses fill urgent financial gaps until they can resume normal operations or until other more permanent financing becomes available.

Cultivating Success Webinar Series Cultivating Success offers a FREE lunchtime webinar series designed to help you explore, strengthen or expand your small farm or ranch operation!
Mondays and Tuesdays at 11 am PST / 12 pm MST

Farm Commons COVID19 Farmer Podcasts

Council of Development Finance Agencies- Food System Webinars The CDFA Food Systems Finance Webinar Series is a free, exclusive online series connecting businesses and projects within the food system to development finance tools, such as bonds, tax increment finance, tax credits, revolving loan funds, and more, to create equitable local and regional food systems.

Food Safety on the farm during COVID19

Capital Press COVID19 Fall out article

Food System Resilience in a Time of Crisis: Considerations and Resources for the Community

WSDA COVID19 Resources Small and Direct Marketing Farms These resources include direct responses to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak, and ongoing programs that may be especially helpful now for small and direct marketing farms and food businesses.

WSU Farm Finder Tool

Jefferson County Local 2020 COVID19 Resources

Washington Young Farmers Coalition COVID 19 Resource List The resource list below is the blossom from that seed planted in this webinar. It is the gem of the radicchio shiny sweetness burned by the harsh winter. We hope you find something useful out of it all. At the very least, know that you are not alone—we are hundreds together, stronger and more beautiful than ever.