Journal of NACAA

Washington State AgrAbility: Building a New Extension Program During COVID-19

ISSN 2158-9429

Volume 14, Issue 1 - June 2021

Editor: Linda Chalker-Scott


The Washington State AgrAbility Project (WSAP) began just prior to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. While this life-changing event presented serious challenges to an outreach-based program, WSAP leveraged the Extension platform with its diversity of programs and connections and seized relevant opportunities that arose. Given the increased attention to behavioral health during the pandemic, invitations to share agricultural behavioral health messages and resources provided opportunities for WSAP to tailor community outreach and education on the most relevant topics. We anticipate that WSAP will continue to be resilient and will fully utilize its position and knowledge of holistic agricultural health to further the mission of Extension.
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