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Small Farms Education

Program Contact: Kellie Henwood
360-379-5610 x201 •

Ties to the Land – Succession Planning for Landowners


Washington State University Extension, in cooperation with the ONRC /UW, is offering the award-winning “Ties to the Land” succession planning workshop in Forks in September.  Succession planning is the human side of estate planning, and is a way for families to maintain their ties to the land across multiple generations, building awareness of the key challenges facing family businesses, and motivating families to address the challenges. It is a facilitated and interactive workshop with video-based components that provides effective tools families can use to decide the future of their land.  The workshop will end with a presentation and Q&A period with an estate planning attorney, so bring your questions!

When/Where: The workshop will be offered Saturday, September 28, at the Olympic Natural Resources Center from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., located at 1455 S. Forks Avenue, Forks, WA.

Cost:  Registration for the workshop is $50 per family or ownership, and includes one workbook, a USB video and reference collection, refreshments, and lunch for one person.  Additional lunches may be purchased at least one week in advance for $10 per person. Any attendee who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact UW/ONRC privately to discuss your specific needs (360) 374-4556.

Enrollment is limited to 30 families and registration is on a first come, first served basis. For more information, contact Andy Perleberg, (509) 667-6540, To view all upcoming events, please visit

Poultry Education Series 2019

For the backyard beginner or small-scale commercial poultry producer.

Join WSU Extension’s Regional Small Farms Program and Peninsula Poultry Breeders Association for this educational series for poultry growers. This series is intended for those who want to deepen their knowledge in raising poultry from the backyard beginner to the small-scale commercial poultry producer.

We are offering 5 classes throughout the year. Please note that each class will take place in a different location (Clallam, Jefferson and Kitsap County locations).

COST: $25 per class per person

Youth enrolled in 4H or FFA may attend for free with an attending adult.

Class 3: October 1st, 5:30-8:30pm
Council Chambers, Norm Dicks Building, 345 6th. St, Bremerton, WA
Section 1 & 2: Breeding, Incubating and Hatching Your Own Flock

Register for Class 3 here.

Class 4: October 22nd, 5:30-8:30pm
Council Chambers, Norm Dicks Building, 345 6th. St, Bremerton, WA
Section 1: Chicken Health & First Aid
Section 2: Bio-security & Safe Handling

Register for Class 4 here.

Class 5: November 13th, 5:30-8:30pm
Location TBA
Section 1 & 2: Winterizing your Poultry Flock

With Special Guests Throughout Series:
Lisa Van Horn, WillowCroft Farm and Peninsula Poultry Breeders
Scratch and Peck Feeds
Washington State Dept. of Agriculture

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

Kellie Henwood
Regional Small Farms Coordinator

Clallam | Jefferson | Kitsap 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.