Here is a list of helpful links and resources on farm and forestry topics. For additional help and information, please contact us.
Farm Business Planning
North Olympic Development Council – farm business advising
WSU Extension Regional Small Farms Program Resources – many resources on the business of farming.
Washington State University Cultivating Success Courses – Whole Farm Planning and Agricultural Entrepreneurship courses available throughout the year
WSDA Handbook for Small and Direct Marketing Farms – Running a successful farm business
Craft3 – nonprofit CDFI that makes loans to strengthen the economic, ecological and family resilience in Oregon and Washington. We lend to established nonprofits and growing and start-up businesses – including those that don’t qualify for traditional loans.
Northwest Farm Credit Services – providing financial services for agriculture and rural communities.
Farm Service Agency (USDA) – various loan and financing programs available through FSA.
United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) Micro Loan Program – financing needs of small, beginning farmer, niche and non-traditional farm operations
Local Investment Opportunity Network (LION) – our mission is to build prosperous local businesses, keep investing money in our community, and help build a more resilient and sustainable economy in East Jefferson County.
Technical Assistance and Farm Planning