Snohomish County Focus on Farming
Preserving Our Roots, Planting our Future
Welcome to the Focus on Farming Web site.
This site serves primarily as a one-stop business information site for anyone working in Snohomish County's agricultural industry. If you're not in the industry but you're interested in farms, find information here about public events and attractions such as the Evergreen State Fair and Snohomish County's fall farm festivals, as well as information about local farms, products and resources like Puget Sound Fresh.
Check here for the latest news from the County about farming, farm-related events, or projects and programs that affect agriculture.
- The tenth annual Focus on Farming Conference "Back to our Roots" will be held November 21, 2013 at the Comcast Arena in Everett. The conference will feature two nationally recognized keynote speakers, networking opportunities, and 24 workshops in six industry tracks. View more details.
- Public Meetings were held in November 2010 to present new Preliminary Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMs) - View details.
- The Sustainable Lands Strategy is part of Snohomish County’s overall effort to preserve and enhance farmland and to restore habitat for threatened salmon runs. Under this initiative, a large number of interest groups are working to draft new county policies that will resolve conflicts between competing land-uses such as agriculture and salmon habitat. View details.
To learn what's fresh from the farm right now, visit Puget Sound Fresh, or visit a farmers market near you.
Snohomish County farmers will operate an organization called the Snohomish County Growers Alliance (SCGA). The SCGA is a nonprofit organization devoted to advancing economic growth among Snohomish County farmers. View report View Press Release 6/8/10
A Community Vision for Sustainable Agriculture in Snohomish County. The Snohomish County Agriculture Sustainability Project (ASP) was commissioned by Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon following the recommendation of the Snohomish Agriculture Economic Development Action Team (SAEDAT). The ASP is a community-based initiative designed to enhance and strengthen the county’s agricultural economy as well as protect its critically important farmland.
This report is the result of farmers, agricultural agencies, advocates and government coming together for the preservation and economic prosperity of Snohomish County’s rapidly changing agrarian industry. The in-depth look at the challenges and opportunities that exist for local farmers provides valuable information, which will allow for a practical progression of positive steps.
The recent completion of the ASP report marks an important point in county efforts to improve local agrarian practices. It provides feasibility studies and outlines a wide range of recommendations and findings that will guide Snohomish County toward new and far-reaching efforts supportive of local farmers and residents alike. The true measure of the report, however, will be in its implementation and results.
Focus on Farming Mailing Contact Information. Update your contact information online! The Economic Development Division is updating the Focus on Farming mailing list, and we'd like to hear from you. While you're online, sign up to receive via e-mail the Focus on Farming newsletter and occasional announcements.
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Regulatory, business and technical help, along with key contact information.
A helpful tool for viewing regulatory conditions that affect commercial farm operations. The map features aerial photographs of parcels, with overlays indicating boundaries with County Zoning, Flood Hazard areas, and Shoreline Environment areas.
View our monthly newsletters.
Read the Agriculture Action Plan and see what's been done to date. Other Snohomish County farm plans and programs are also posted here.
Notices of meetings, special news and events, and other timely information of importance to farmers.
Agriculture-related stories in and around Snohomish County.
What Do You Think?
We hope these pages have practical value for you. Please let us know how you think we can improve them. Send your comments and suggestions to Snohomish County Agriculture Coordinator Linda Neunzig at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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