Thank a Farmer!
Farming is a way of life ~ an everyday job for many living in the Skagit valley. Take a look around at the colorful mosaic of landscape, that’s our farmers hard at work. Farmers provide quality farm grown food for their families and yours! When you buy fresh produce, grains, feed for animals, dairy, eggs, shellfish and other nutritious farm grown products, think of the local farmer. Celebrate a farmer this growing season – thank them! Consider becoming a member!
Our Hand in Agriculture~
Working, rural lands provide economic and social qualities not present in urban and industrial landscapes. While we value and support the unique characteristics of both, it is undeniable that with growing Puget Sound populations, protecting one comes at the cost of the other. Western Washington Agricultural Association, through our commitment to agriculture, meets the challenges and threats to local farmers head-on, so that we can all benefit from their hard work and commitment to the land they steward, and appreciate all that makes this area great.
The strength of our organization is very dependent on contributions, at all levels, made by member farmers, agricultural landowners, and allied industry related businesses. Although we don’t always agree on desired outcomes, and therefore how to address current issues affecting agriculture, we all support the viability and sustainability of farming on the landscape. Through both monetary and voluntary contributions, our members remain the backbone of our organization. Supporting our non-profit 501(c)5 company will provide us resources necessary to work for a viable, local farming industry.
So, how can you help? If you are not a member of Western Washington Agricultural Association, please review the content found on this website, contact us in the office for additional information on these issues, and consider joining our grower-based, locally born and raised organization. If you are a member, please talk and meet with those who are not, and share your perspective of the work we do for local farmers. We can also serve as an outlet to other organizations and processes to direct your time and resources to protect agriculture locally, statewide, and nationally.
We look forward to hearing from you!