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Small Farms Classes

Program Contact: Kellie Henwood, Regional Small Farms Coordinator
(360)379-5610 ext. 201 • kellie.henwood@wsu.edu

June

Compost Workshop for Farmers

June 12th, 9am-3pm

Sequim PUD Building, Lake Crescent Board Room, 9239, 104 Hooker Rd, Sequim, WA 98382

$40 per farm*

Register Here!

Afternoon farm visit and tour to Lazy J Tree Farm!

Join Andy Bary, WSU Puyallup Soil Scientist and Compost Researcher.
This workshop is for farmers or related businesses wanting to scale-up their compost operation.

Topics to be covered:

On farm composting and uses
Feedstock options
Odor management
Manure and pathogen management
Regulations and food safety
Compost facilities and EQIP cost share programs with Clallam Conservation District

If the cost of any WSU workshop is a financial burden, please contact Kellie Henwood, kellie.henwood@wsu.edu or (360) 379-5610 ext. 201.

Managing a Small Poultry Flock

June 19th, 6-9pm

Sequim Transit Center, 90 W. Cedar Street, Sequim, WA
Pre-Registration Required
$25
$10 per extra person
Register Here!

Topics:

Choosing & Sourcing Your Birds
Care & Housing of Chicks
Care & Housing of Adult Birds
Nutrition
Safe Handling Practices & Biosecurity

Speakers will be covering laying hens, not meat bird care.

Speakers:
Stuart Boyle, Western Washington Poultry Farmers Cooperative
Lisa Van Horn, Peninsula Poultry Breeders

 

July

Vegetable and Pest Problems

July 17th, 9am-12pm

Council Chambers, Norm Dicks Government Building, 345 6th St
Pre-Registration Required
$25
Register Here!

Topics:
-Effective diagnostic techniques
-Interpreting symptoms and signs of disease
-General understanding of different pathogen groups
-Life cycles of common pests
-Life cycles of common diseases

This class is not intended to be an exhaustive analysis of all pests/diseases affecting every vegetable grown in the NW, but focused on training the grower to become a more effective diagnostician in the field. No plant pathology background or microscope required.

More info about the WSU Plant Diagnostic Laboratory

Speakers:
Jenny Glass, WSU Puyallup Plant Diagnostic Laboratory

Upcoming Workshops:

August – Summer Orchard Management

September – Farm Tour

October – Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Farm Business Planning


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Email Kellie Henwood with you contact info indicating which county you live/farm in. We’d love to help you!

Kellie Henwood
Regional Small Farms Coordinator

Clallam | Jefferson | Kitsap
kellie.henwood@wsu.edu or (360) 379-5610 ext. 201


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 (360) 379-5610. If accommodation is not requested in advance, we cannot guarantee availability on-site.

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