Strategic Planning

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Strategic Planning

The Washington State Department of Agriculture's (WSDA) Strategic Plan 2016-2021 sets the department's direction for the next few years. It defines our mission, vision, guiding principles and priority goals. And it lays out the nature of what we do, the range and focus of our work, the landscape in which we operate, statutory authority, history and alignment with Results Washington.

Our Mission

Through service, regulation, and advocacy, the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) supports the viability and vitality of agriculture while protecting consumers, public health, and the environment.

Our Vision

Agriculture thrives across Washington, contributing to the health of the state's people, environment and economy.

Guiding Principles

  • Serve the customer and the public.
  • Act with integrity, consistency, transparency and respect.
  • Pursue practical, reasonable solutions.
  • Cultivate partnerships.
  • Use science and data to inform decisions.
  • Fulfill statutory responsibilities.
  • Anticipate the future.
Read the full 2016-2021 Strategic Plan (updated 9/2018) [PDF 439 KB]