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Food Systems

Program Contact: Loren Imes, Master Gardener/Food Systems Coordinator
(360) 639-6059 •

WSU Extension Island County provides educational and networking assistance to production agriculturalists and small-acreage landowners involved with food & fiber production, animal husbandry, horticulture, floriculture, and forestry/woodlot management.

Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Business Planning

Take your farm business to the next level with this 11 week course. A unique combination of guest speakers, in class discussion and assignments in a video-conference setting, this course dives into the business side of running a farm, from sales and marketing to financial management. At the end of the course, you will have the core elements of a business plan to guide your farm forward. Course fee is $260 per farm.

Thursdays 6pm-8:30pm

January 10th- March 21st, 2019

WSU Extension Skagit County Office 11768 Westar Lane, Suite A Burlington, WA 98233

WSU Extension Island County Office 406 North Main Street, Coupeville WA 98239


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Island County Food Systems Newsletter

Agricultural and regionally relevant news, classes and events from WSU and WSU Extension. To be added to the mailing list, email

September, 2018
October, 2018
November, 2018
December, 2018
January, 2019
February, 2019

Island County AgWeatherNet Stations

AgWeatherNet provides access to current and historical weather data from Washington State University’s automated weather station network along with a range of models and decision aids. The weather data, advisories, customized weather alerts and decision support systems provided by AgWeatherNet and WSU can help improve production and product quality, optimize resource use and reduce environmental impact.

Current weather conditions at Coupeville.

Current weather conditions at Langley.

Current weather conditions at Stanwood

A full range of weather data from 175 stations across Washington state is available here.

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