Cultivating Success

Program Contact: Kate Ryan, Agricultural Program Coordinator
(425) 357-6024 •

Cultivating Success Farm Walks

Visit three unique farms and learn more about the program that’s helping grow new farms and farmers

Interested in farming? Not sure how to begin? Do you dream of beginning or expanding your own small farm? The Cultivating Success™ program combines workshop and farmer-based learning experiences to help foster the success of new and existing farms and agri-ventures.

Come learn more about the Cultivating Success program during one of three Farm Walks this summer. Stroll the farms, learn how the farmers apply concepts taught in the courses, and discover how the Cultivating Success program can provide the tools necessary to help realize your farm dream.

July 31 – Mosby Farms – Auburn

Aug 28 – Hazel Blue Acres – Silvana

The Cultivating Success™ program combines classroom and on-farm learning experiences to help foster the success of new and existing farms and ranches.

Sustainable Small Farming & Ranching

Monday evenings, 5:30-8:30pm, Sept. 18 through Dec. 4, 2017 plus one Saturday.

Three Locations

We’ll be using web technology to simulcast the course between three locations so students can participate closer to home.

Klesick Family Farm
8504 Cedarhome Drive
Stanwood, WA 98292

Vashon Island Land Trust
10014 SW Bank Rd
Vashon, WA 98070

Exact location TBA mid-August


$300 per farm/family (up to three people)


Class size is limited and pre-paid registration is required. Class size is limited and pre-paid registration is required. Register online at

Agricultural Entrepreneurship

2018 dates and locations TBD.


For more information on the courses, contact Holly Small, or Kate Ryan,, (425) 357-6024.

Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office or to the WSU Center for Human Rights. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact Karie Christensen at (425) 357-6012 or at least two weeks prior to the event.

Who should take the courses?

Current and future small- to mid-scale farmers and ranchers and those considering farming as a career and/or lifestyle.

Learn how West Valley Beef ranchers Chuck and Bobbi Lindemulder came to be supporters of Cultivating Success.

Chuck and Bobbi Lindemulder

Cultivating Success Instructor

Holly ThompsonAgriculture teacher and small farmer Holly Small has been leading, developing, and expanding our Cultivating Success courses since 2009 to excellent reviews.

During that time she’s become a go-to authority for local farms and farmers looking to expand opportunities and production while developing a long-term sustainable operation.

A WSU graduate in animal science and agriculture economics with an MS in agriculture education, Small has worked for Northwest Farm Credit Services as a loan officer and the Nestle Regional Training Center at Carnation Farm as Public Relations & Conference Center Manager.