Whatcom Family Farmers hosts first-ever Whatcom Agriculture Career Fair

There is truly something special about being part of a new project, activity, or event. For over 400 high school students, a new event at Lynden High School opened a door to new opportunities. With collaboration from the Career Center at Lynden High School, local agriculture teachers, eager community members ...

Protecting Your Water: Understanding The Water Rights Lawsuit

March 27, 2024  |  6:30 - 8:30 pm Northwest Washington Fairgrounds Peoples Bank Farm Pavilion Your RSVP is not required, but is appreciated so we know how many plan to attend. RSVP Today! Whatcom County residents are invited to a special informational event in Lynden on ...

Get to Know Your Farmers in 2024

Happy New Year from all of us at Whatcom Family Farmers! We recently became aware that many of our followers are not aware of our educational efforts. As we look ahead to 2024, we are proud to continue these educational experiences to connect our community with the people who grow ...

Bracing for Upcoming Whatcom Water Lawsuit, Hundreds Gather in Lynden to Learn from Experts

Local residents packed a meeting this past week featuring experts outlining how they can protect their water access, as a state lawsuit on water rights in Whatcom County is expected to begin this coming spring. Over 300 people heard from prominent water rights lawyers and technical experts who led the ...

Whatcom Family Farmers’ Farmer Rally 2023

Help unify the local farming community by attending our 2023 Farmer Rally this November 8 at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds' Peoples Bank Farm Pavilion! We will begin in the afternoon with an educational session for Whatcom County landowners: Protecting Your Water. Our annual Farmer Rally kicks off 4:30 pm ...

BC Pollution Fouls Whatcom Waterways; Farmers Demand WA, Canadian Leaders Take Action

‘Massive’ bacterial counts–as much as 260 times the allowable limit–threaten shellfish, endangered salmon despite Whatcom farmers’ efforts to protect water quality in Nooksack River, tributaries (LYNDEN, Wash.) In a new letter to Washington state, tribal and Canadian officials, farmers in Whatcom County are shedding light on a troubling trend of ...

Full letter from Whatcom Family Farmers, North Lynden Watershed Improvement District on BC Pollution Concerns

Governor Jay Inslee Office of the Governor PO Box 40002 Olympia, WA 98504-0002 Honourable David Eby Office of the Premier PO Box 9041 Stn Prov Govt Victoria, BC V8W 9E1 June 5, 2023 To Governor Jay Inslee and Honourable David Eby, This is to call your attention to an urgent ...

Why Whatcom County’s Proposed Food Plan Falls Short

Whatcom Family Farmers, Whatcom County Farm Bureau issue joint statement voicing local farming community’s concerns with Whatcom County’s recently-proposed Food System Plan. April 20, 2023 Food Systems Report Comments County Council members and Food System Committee: Whatcom Family Farmers is a non-profit organization representing many farmers and farm-related businesses in ...

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