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Alaska

Animal Auctions:

4-H Jr. Market Livestock Auction (Palmer, AK): Held yearly at the Alaska State Fair with junior traders auctioning a variety of animals and birds.

http://www.alaskastatefair.org/site/events/4-h-jr-market-livestock-auction/

Cattle for Sale in Alaska (online resource): Cattle for sale in Alaska can be found online on Cattle Exchange.

http://www.cattle-exchange.com/state/AK

 

Seed Supplies:

Denali Seed Company (Anchorage, AK): Supplying heirloom, open pollinated, organic, and hybrid seed for annual, biennial, and perennial flowers, wildflowers, herbs, and oriental and traditional vegetables.

http://www.denaliseed.com/

Alaska Mill Feed & Garden Center (Anchorage, AK): Supplying seeds for vegetables, herbs, and flowers, as well as other farm, feed, and garden supplies.

http://www.alaskamillandfeed.com/

 

Grants:

Alaska Agricultural Resources offers a list of federal and local funding options: http://www.alaskaagresources.com/funding/

The Alaska Farm Bureau, Inc offer a list of local farming grants on their website: http://www.alaskafb.org/category/grants/

 

Resources for New Farmers:

The Alaska Food Policy Council hosts a list of resources for new farmers in Alaska which can be found here: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/584221c6725e25d0d2a19363/t/58b0e3abb3db2b9cf9975efc/1487987627998/alaska-needs-new-farmers-handout_ak-food-festival-conference-2014.pdf

The Calypso Farm & Ecology Center in Fairbanks, AK, run an annual farmer training program which provides intensive education in farm planning, production skills, and business for aspiring small farmers.

http://www.calypsofarm.org/education/farmer-training-program/

 

California (North)

Animal Auctions:

Escalon Livestock Market (Escalon, CA): Auctioning cattle as well as pigs, goats, sheep, and more every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

http://www.escalonlivestockmarket.com/

Shasta Livestock Auction (Cottonwood, CA): Large cattle market serving the California/Oregon/Nevada cattle triangle with a sale every Friday.

http://www.shastalivestock.com/default.htm

 

Seed Supplies:

Sierra Seed Supply (Greenville, CA): Supplying an extensive list of native wildflower, tree, and shrub seed.

http://www.sierraseedsupply.com/

Lockhart Seeds (Stockton, CA): Supplying a variety of heirloom and other seeds, as well as farm supplies and fertilizers.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lockhart-Seeds/105026092895995

The Seed Bank (Petaluma, CA): Supplying over 1,500 varieties of non-GMO heirloom seeds as well as tools and books.

https://www.rareseeds.com/petaluma-seed-bank/

 

Grants:

The California Department of Food and Agriculture offer a variety of grant programs on their website: https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/grants/index.html

The Grant Farm also lists several federal and California-specific farming grants on their website: https://thegrantfarm.com/who-we-are/search-all-grants/

 

Resources for New Farmers:

The website of the Alameda County Conservation Partnership has a section titled “Resources for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers” which can be found at the bottom of this page: http://acrcd.org/NewFarmersRanchers.aspx

The Cooperative Extension of the University of California System’s Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources is an educational network which provides non-formal higher education and learning activities to farmers, ranchers, communities, youth, and families. You can find their website and resources here: http://ucanr.edu/

 

California (Central)

Animal Auctions:

Cattlemen’s Livestock Auction (Galt, CA): Weekly livestock auction with a cattle sale every Tuesday beginning at 12 noon.

http://cattlemenslivestockauction.com/

Producers Livestock Auction (Madera, CA): Regular auction held every Friday at 11:30 a.m. Auction for cull cows, bulls, bred cows, pairs, and feeders on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of every month at 11:30 a.m. Barren heifer sale at 11:30 a.m. on the last Friday of every month.

http://www.producerslivestock.com/

 

Seed Supplies:

Central Valley Seeds (Salinas, CA): Supplying varieties of romaine, iceberg, and other lettuce seeds.

https://www.centralvalleyseeds.org/

Larner Seeds (Bolinas, CA): Supplying over 200 species of California native wildflowers, grasses, shrubs, and trees.

https://www.larnerseeds.com/

 

Grants:

The California Department of Food and Agriculture offer a variety of grant programs on their website: https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/grants/index.html

The Grant Farm also lists several federal and California-specific farming grants on their website: https://thegrantfarm.com/who-we-are/search-all-grants/

 

Resources for New Farmers:

The website of the Alameda County Conservation Partnership has a section titled “Resources for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers” which can be found at the bottom of this page: http://acrcd.org/NewFarmersRanchers.aspx

The Cooperative Extension of the University of California System’s Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources is an educational network which provides non-formal higher education and learning activities to farmers, ranchers, communities, youth, and families. You can find their website and resources here: http://ucanr.edu/

 

California (South)

Animal Auctions:

Modesto Livestock Auction and Flea Market (Modesto, CA): Every Monday a variety of farm animals are auctioned, including goats, sheep, chickens, rabbits, and ducks.

http://modestolivestock.com/

Mike’s Livestock Auction (Mira Loma, CA): Horse auction every 2nd Saturday (gates open at 9 a.m. and sale beginning at 6 p.m.). Poultry, miscellaneous, and livestock auction the Sunday following the horse auction (check-in beginning at 9 a.m., sale beginning at 12 p.m.).

https://www.facebook.com/mikeslivestockauction/

 

Seed Supplies:

Grangetto’s Feed & Garden Supply (Escondido, CA): Supplying a variety of grass, flower, vegetable, and herb seed.

http://www.grangettos.com/

Champion Seed Company (Coachella, CA): Supplying quality vegetable seed for commercial growers.

https://www.yelp.com/biz/champion-seed-coachella

 

Grants:

The California Department of Food and Agriculture offer a variety of grant programs on their website: https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/grants/index.html

The Grant Farm also lists several federal and California-specific farming grants on their website: https://thegrantfarm.com/who-we-are/search-all-grants/

 

Resources for New Farmers:

The website of the Alameda County Conservation Partnership has a section titled “Resources for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers” which can be found at the bottom of this page: http://acrcd.org/NewFarmersRanchers.aspx

The Cooperative Extension of the University of California System’s Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources is an educational network which provides non-formal higher education and learning activities to farmers, ranchers, communities, youth, and families. You can find their website and resources here: http://ucanr.edu/

 

Hawaii

Animal Auctions:

Hawaii State 4-H Livestock Auction (Kaaawa, HI): The Annual Hawaii State Farm Fair and Hawaii State 4-H Livestock Shows and Auction sale happens every year in July over 2 days.

http://hawaiistatefarmfair.org

 

Seed Supplies:

Fukuda Seed Store (Honolulu, HI): Supplying a variety of seeds, primarily vegetable and flower seed.

https://www.facebook.com/fukudaseedstore/

Ko’olau Seed and Supply (Kaneohe, HI): Supplying wholesale seeds to the Hawaiian Islands and surrounding areas. Primarily supplying turf, pasture, and cover crop seed.

http://www.koolauseed.com/index.html

 

Grants:

The Hawaii Organic Farming Association offers a list of grants and funding for farmers in Hawaii on their website here: http://www.hawaiiorganic.org/resources/grants-funding/

The Agricultural Loan Division of the State of Hawaii also lists state agencies which provide funding for farmers: http://hdoa.hawaii.gov/agl/other-funding-sources/

 

Resources for New Farmers:

The O‘ahu Resource Conservation & Development Council offers a guide on how to make your first farm a success, available here: http://oahurcd.org/new-farmer-guidebook/

The College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources at The University of Hawai‘i also offers a list of FAQs for new farmers here: https://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/sustainag/links/faq.html

The Kohala Center provides a list of resources for beginner farmers too, including business, crop, management, and natural farming information: http://kohalacenter.org/farmertraining/bfresources

 

Nevada

Animal Auctions:

Fallon Livestock (Fallon, NV): Sale every Tuesday with small animals (goats, sheep, and pigs) starting at 11 a.m. and cattle (steers, heifers, cows, bulls, and horses) starting at 1 p.m. Special sales regularly scheduled.

http://www.fallonlivestock.com/

Nevada Livestock Auction (Fallon, NV): Sale every Wednesday beginning at 11:30 a.m.

http://www.nevadalivestock.us/

 

Seed Supplies:

Ron’s Seed & Supply (Winnemucca, NV): Garden center supplying seeds and garden supplies.

https://www.facebook.com/Ronsseedandsupply/?rf=110904575639302

Moon Valley Plant World Nursery (Las Vegas, NV): Supplying seeds and other garden supplies in the Las Vegas area.

https://www.moonvalleynurseries.com/locations/central-las-vegas

 

Grants:

The Nevada Department of Agriculture website provides a list of grant opportunities and requests for proposals for funding, which can be found here: http://agri.nv.gov/Administration/Grant_Opportunities/

 

Resources for New Farmers:

The USDA Nevada Farm Service Agency provides some information about new farmers and farming opportunities in Nevada: https://www.fsa.usda.gov/state-offices/Nevada/index

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Nevada website also offers resources for small and limited and beginning farmers and ranchers, such as information about small scale solutions for a farm. These links are available here: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/nv/about/outreach/slbfr/

 

Oregon

Animal Auctions:

Producers Livestock Auction (Vale, OR): Regular cattle auction every Wednesday beginning at 12 noon.

http://www.producerslivestock.com/

Central Oregon Livestock Auction (Madras, OR): Auctions held every Monday.

https://www.centraloregonlivestockauction.com/market-report

 

Seed Supplies:

Naomi’s Organic Farm Supply (Portland, OR): Supplying various organic farm supplies including cover crop and vegetable seed.

http://naomisorganic.blogspot.com/

Nichols Garden Nursery (Albany, OR): Selling herb, vegetable, and flower seed and more.

https://www.nicholsgardennursery.com/store/index.php

 

Grants:

The Oregon Department of Agriculture website offers an extensive list of grants, loans, and technical assistance opportunities here: https://www.oregon.gov/ODA/agriculture/Pages/Grants.aspx

 

Resources for New Farmers:

The Oregon Department of Agriculture provides information and resources for new farmers and ranchers here: https://www.oregon.gov/ODA/agriculture/Pages/NewSmallFarms.aspx

The Oregon Farm Bureau website offers resources for new and beginning farmers and ranchers, as well as small farmers and ranchers, here: https://oregonfb.org/about/beginning-farmers/

 

Washington

Animal Auctions:

Chehalis Livestock Market (Chehalis, WA): Auctions every Friday starting at 12 noon with pigs, goats, and sheep, and cattle at 1 p.m. Auction 1st Saturday of every month starting at 11 a.m. with pigs, goats, and sheep, and cattle at 1 p.m.

Stockland Livestock Auction (Davenport, WA): Regular sale every Monday and other special sales as scheduled on website.

http://stocklandlivestock.com/

Everson Auction Market (Everson, WA): Sales every Monday with small animals from 12:30 p.m. and slaughter cattle from 2:30 p.m. General livestock sale every Wednesday from 1 p.m. Feeder sales on the 2nd Saturday of every month from 12:30 p.m.

http://www.eversonauctionmarket.com/

 

Seed Supplies:

Plantas Nativa (Bellingham and Mt. Vernon, WA): Supplying a variety of Northwest native seed and plants in two locations.

https://www.plantasnativa.com/

Irish Eyes Garden Seed (Ellensburg, WA): Supplying hundreds of varieties of organic vegetable seed and more.

https://irisheyesgardenseeds.com/

 

Grants:

The Washington State Department of Agriculture website offers a comprehensive list of grant opportunities for farmers which is available here: https://agr.wa.gov/grants/default.aspx

 

Resources for New Farmers:

There is information about how to run a successful farm business on the Washington State Department of Agriculture website here: https://agr.wa.gov/Marketing/SmallFarm/greenbook/docs/5.pdf

The Washington State Housing Finance Commission website offers information about the Beginner Farmer/Rancher Program which can be found here: http://www.wshfc.org/farmranch/