The Cultivating Success™ program combines classroom and on-farm learning experiences to help foster the success of new and existing farms and ranches.
This in-depth business planning course covers evaluating resources, planning and research, legal and management issues, marketing strategies, budgets and financial statements along with how to cultivate capital resources.
During the course, participants develop a business plan they can literally take to the bank to finance a new enterprise or expand an existing farm-based business. In addition, the course will have a special emphasis on the financial and legal issues unique to farm-based businesses.
The course features a full line-up of local guest speakers including bankers, business professionals, and successful farm owners with a special emphasis on the financial and legal issues unique to farm-based businesses. During the course, participants are guided in developing a business plan they can use to help finance and guide a new enterprise or expand an existing farm-based business.
Comments from recent graduates include, “The unique opportunity to meet fellow successful farmers and business mentors is one of a kind.” “By the end of the course I had a farm business plan that I could take to the bank.” and “The opportunity to evaluate my enterprise and make informed decisions is invaluable, after all the best place to make mistakes is on paper.”
Mondays, 5:30-8:30pm, Jan. 8 thru Mar. 12, 2018
We’ll be using web technology to simulcast between two locations and by utilizing speakers and facilitators in each location.
WSU King County Extension
1000 Oakesdale Ave SW, Suite 140
Renton, WA 98057
Klesick Family Farm
8504 Cedarhome Drive
Stanwood, WA 98292
Class size is limited and pre-paid registration is required. Register online at CSAgEnt.Eventbrite.com or download this form and mail with your check.
For more information on the courses, contact Kate Ryan, firstname.lastname@example.org, (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 email@example.com at least two weeks prior to the event.