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Cultivating Success

Program Contact: Loren Imes, Master Gardener/Food Systems Coordinator
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Learn how to develop a sustainable small farm

Interested in farming? Not sure how to begin? Do you dream of beginning or expanding your own small farm? The Cultivating Success™ series of courses combines workshop and farmer-direct learning experiences to help foster the success of new and existing farms. Cultivating Success helps participants explore the unique advantages available to the small and mid-size farm.

Cultivating Success Whole Farm Planning

Join us for the first course in the series, Whole Farm Planning to be held on Mondays, 6:00pm to 8:30pm, September 19 through December 5, 2022. Offered statewide, the course will be conducted online using the Zoom platform with in-person field trips available in some regions of WA state. In addition, the course will be offered with Spanish language interpretation and facilitation.

Weekly presentations include local growers, organizations, and agriculture professionals with expertise in direct marketing, value-added processing, production planning, agronomy, livestock production, and more. Cultivating Success provides students with the tools necessary to create, develop, or expand a sustainable farm operation.

Cost for the twelve-week course is $200 per farm/family. Scholarships are available for Military Veterans and anyone for whom the course fee is a barrier.

Visit whole farm planning website to register online.

Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Business Planning graphic

The second course in the series, Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Business Planning, dives into the business side of running a farm, from sales and marketing to financial management. At the end of the 12 week course, you will have the core elements of a business plan to guide your farm forward.

A unique combination of guest speakers, in class discussion and assignments, this online course meets Tuesdays from 6pm-8:30pm, January 10th-March 28th, 2023, through Zoom. Students access course syllabus, calendar, and learning modules through password protected website.

Scholarships are available for Military Veterans and anyone for whom the course fee is a barrier. Course offered with Spanish interpretation.

Visit agricultural entrepreneurship website to learn more and register.