Kate Smith

In 2015 Kate began working as Northwest Small and Latino Farmer Educator for the WSU Small Farms Program at CSANR and Skagit County Extension. Kate is also a M.S. student in environmental science at WSU as of Winter 2016 under the direction of Marcia Ostrom and the School of Environment. She continues her work to support farmers as she conducts her research on the environmental, social and economic impacts of farm incubator projects.

Kate received her B.S. degree in Biology with a focus in Environment and Conservation from the University of Washington in 2007. After graduating, Kate joined the Peace Corps and served as a sustainable agriculture extension agent in Panama from 2008 to 2010. She worked with cacao farmers to improve production and quality through facilitating Farmer Field Schools. Following her time in Panama, Kate worked with SeaChar.Org, a Seattle based organization working to introduce alternative stove technologies in Central America. From 2012 through 2015 Kate worked with more than 150 small farmers from around Washington State as Market Manager for the Neighborhood Farmers Markets in Seattle.

Contact Information

Extension Educator –┬áSmall and Latino Farms

Burlington, WA
360-428-4270 ext. 223
kate.smith@wsu.edu