Are you a young farmer who is feeling overwhelmed by the challenges and set backs of agriculture? It can be easy to feel isolated as a beginning farmer, but lucky for all of us, there are many resources available to young & beginning farmers in Washington State. We have state and national organizations, older farmer mentors, and a supportive group of peers. We want to help make info & resources available to those who need them, draw on each others’ knowledge and skills to help one another succeed.
Looking for land? Try Cascade Harvest Coalition’s Farmlink service, matching farmers to pieces of land for sale or lease.
Want some more formal support? Washington has several farm incubators and on-farm farm teaching programs to help people get started in agriculuture. Check out Viva Farms and the Organic Farm School (formerly Greenbank Farm).
Needing some local knowledge, or just want to talk to a real person? Contact your local WSU Agricultural Extension office.