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. 19 through Dec. 5, 2016 plus all day Sat. Oct. 1.
Agricultural Entrepreneurship: The Business Side of Farming
Mondays 5:30-8:30pm Jan. 9 thru Mar. 20, 2017; plus two Saturdays Feb. 25 and Mar. 4, 2017 all day.
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Cultivating Success Partners & Supporters
We wouldn’t be able to offer the Cultivating Success series or have been able to expand the course offerings without the generous support of our program partners and supporters. Please help us thank them for their generosity.
|Western Extension Risk Management Education||USDA RMA||Snohomish Conservation District|
|Northwest Farm Credit Services||Moss Adams||King Conservation District|
|Northwest Agriculture Business Center||Skagit NRCS||King County|
|Whitney Keyes Productions||Department of Ecology||Washington State Department of Agriculture|
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. Persons with a disability requiring special accommodation can request accommodation 21 days before training at (425) 338-2400. If accommodation is not requested in advance, we cannot guarantee availability on-site.
Who should take the course?
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.
Cultivating Success Instructor
Agriculture 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.