COVID19 Farm Roundtable: Emergency and Contingency Plans – March 26, 3 PM

Join on Zoom:

Farmers work under multiple stressors; and COVID19 puts extreme demands on already challenging times. Presenters will share considerations for farm operations in an emergency, tips to help plan for contingencies, and tools to develop plans with your support networks.


  • 3:00  Welcome and Introductions, and purpose of the call
    • Carrie Backman, Wahkiakum County Extension Director
  • 3:05    Emergency Preparedness:
    • Strategic Emergency Management Concerns
    • Continuity of Operations and Recovery planning
    • Michael Gaffney, Assistant Director, WSU Extension and CED Unit Director
  • 3:20    Farm Contingency Plans
    • Susan Kerr, WSU Livestock and Dairy Extension Specialist, Professor Emerita
  • 3:35    Taking Care of Farm and Community: Tips from a Farmer and Epidemiologist
    • Mark Schmidt, epidemiologist and farmer, Blue Skies Farm
  • 3:50    Farm Roundtable


For more information, contact Carrie Backman, Director and Associate Professor, Washington State University Wahkiakum County Extension

Workshop on the Fellowship Fund Application Process – January 17th 10am – 12:30pm

Join the Washington State Chapter of the Farmer Veteran Coalition for a workshop on the Fellowship Fund application process!
  • Rachel Petitt – FVC’s Program Director – will walk through the application requirements, deadlines, and business planning tips. 
  • This is a great opportunity to learn about FVC’s programs and network with fellow farmer veterans!
  • Light refreshments will be provided
Enterprise for Equity Conference Room
212 Union Ave SE
Olympia, WA 98501
This is the first in a series of 4 more workshops to be held around Washington state in 2020.
Questions? More information? Contact Rachel: