Resources

While the main focus of PCC Farmland Trust is permanently protecting agricultural land in Washington State, we also connect landowners and farmers with critical resources.  See below for some of our commonly-used resources and referrals to partner organizations.


Looking for resources?

Resources for farmers

 

Download (PDF) our resources packet.  This is the place to find extensive information about general farming resources, including links to other organizations dedicated to providing specific help, databases, workbooks, government programs, and more.

The PCC Farmland Trust Resources packet also contains sections on business development, conservation, conservation finance, succession planning, and financial support for farmers.


Want to work with us?

Whether a direct purchase, donation, or simultaneous transaction, all conservation transactions must meet the minimum conservation criteria (PDF) and provide significant public benefit.

If you’d like to learn more about the opportunity to sell or donate a conservation easement on your property, please fill out this Property Information form (PDF) and send to conserve@pccfarmlandtrust.org. Using the information you provide, our conservation staff will determine how we can best work to reach our shared conservation goals. We receive many inquiries and this process will help speed up our response to your request.

Have a specific question for our Conservation staff?  Email us at conserve@pccfarmlandtrust.org.


For Aspiring Farmers

If you’re new to farming, or have an interest in exploring whether farming is in your future, consider a farm internship or participating in one of the local farm incubator training programs. A good way to know whether farming is for you is to try it out–at least for a summer.

Viva Farms: Viva Farms helps new farmers get started. This “farm incubator” providesland, equipment and infrastructure, education, training and technical assistance (bilingual- Eng/Esp) marketing and distribution support, as well as start-up loans.

Seattle Tilth Farm Works: is a program of Seattle Tilth, and provides farm business training and support to immigrants, refugees and people with limited financial resources in South King County. Seattle Tilth Farm Works (aka United People’s Farm) is located in Auburn, WA.  Participants attend farm and business trainings, tour neighboring farm operations, and gain hands-on experience growing and harvesting food using organic practices.

WWOOF and GrowFood.org are excellent resources for aspiring farmers to find paid and volunteer work on farms across the country and around the globe.

Interested in an agricultural degree? Washington State University and the Evergreen State College have outstanding sustainable, organic, agricultural degree and certificate programs.