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Assessing Resilience in Washington Agriculture: Impacts of COVID-19 on Farms and Ranches


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The survey is open until January 31, 2021.


Through interviews and surveys of farmers, ranchers, agricultural service providers, and other stakeholders, the project team is seeking to better-understand the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on farms and ranches in Washington State, and the capacity of farm businesses to adapt to the disruption.

Key to understanding these dynamics is the online WA Farm COVID-19 Survey that examines the ways in which COVID-19 has impacted farmers and ranchers of all types and sizes throughout Washington. The survey is currently open, and will remain open until January 31, 2021. All farm and ranch owners/operators in Washington State who are over the age of 18 are welcome and encouraged to share their experiences by participating in the survey.

Results of this project will be made publicly available in order to both inform recovery from the current crisis and to identify strategies to enhance the resilience of Washington agriculture to future challenges. This project is being carried out through collaboration between University of Washington, Washington State University, and the Washington State Department of Agriculture.

Project Team

  • Sarah Collier, Assistant Professor, UW
  • Yona Sipos, Assistant Teaching Professor, UW
  • Anna Fogel, Graduate Student, UW
  • Dani Ladyka, Graduate Student, UW
  • Taya DeLong, Student Assistant, UW
  • Laura Lewis, Associate Professor, WSU
  • Laura Raymond, Regional Markets Program Manager, WSDA
  • Madison Moore, Agricultural Economist, WSDA

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Project Contact

Sarah Collier, scollier@uw.edu