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Food Systems

The Washington State University Food Systems Program delivers multidisciplinary expertise across academic, research, and extension, providing specialized resources for farmers and food systems contributors. We seek to work with communities throughout the state to foster viable farm businesses, optimize sustainable natural resource stewardship, and to promote scaled processing and distribution, always in the pursuit of access to healthy food for all.

Our work is guided by an interdisciplinary team made up of WSU Faculty, Staff, and critical non-WSU partners. The WSU Food Systems Team collaborates on initiatives that promote research, implement change, and provide unparalleled educational opportunities for farm and food systems stakeholders throughout the state.


The WSU Food Systems Program has grown from historical roots of what was the Small Farms Program, built on many years of dedicated support for Washington Farmers. We now venture to broaden our objectives, taking a holistic approach to supporting the Washington food system.


Food Systems Event Calendar

8/24 Webinar: Delivering More Than Food: Understanding and Operationalizing Racial Equity in Food Hubs

The MSU Center for Regional Food Systems, in association with the Racial Equity in the Food System workgroup (REFS), is offering the following (free of charge) webinar Delivering More Than Food: Understanding and Operationalizing Racial [...]

9/11 Virtual 10th Annual Ruckelshaus Circle Luncheon

Although the Ruckelshaus Circle Luncheon has gone virtual, its impact on the Ruckelshaus Center remains real. This event provides an opportunity for you to advance the Center’s work of bringing the expertise of our state’s [...]

Cultivating Success™: Whole Farm Planning Courses

  Course Description: 12-week course offered fully online through Zoom! Meets every Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm - September 22ndthrough December 8th , 2020. Being offered throughout Washington State ¡Curso traducido al Español! This course [...]

Whole Farm Planning Course

Starting September 22nd fully online throughout WA.

Military Veterans

What’s your next mission? Interesting in farming? You are eligible for scholarship!

¡Curso traducido al Español!

Course offered with Spanish language interpretation and facilitation.




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