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Cultivating Success – Agricultural Entrepreneurship

January 10, 2023, 6:00 pm - March 28, 2023, 8:30 pm


Offered Statewide, Online, and with Spanish Interpretation
Tuesdays from 6pm-8:30pm January 10th-March 28th 2023 fully online through Zoom.

Becoming a successful agricultural entrepreneur is not easy! So, set yourself up from the start. This is business planning with a special emphasis on the financial and legal issues unique to farm-based businesses. Come out of this 12 week course with the core elements of a business plan to guide your small business forward.

This is an in-depth farm and food business planning course. We will walk you through the necessary steps to create a business plan for an existing farm-based business or a completely new enterprise. Join weekly online classes with a statewide cohort of new and beginning farm businesses, hearing from a full line-up of guest experts and farmer speakers, and engaging in regional groups for more networking and community-based support.

The Key Exercises for Ag Entrepreneurship Course:

  • Business Planning
  • Who’s Buying What You’re Selling?—Market Channel Analysis
  • How to Cover Your Rear—Labor and Insurance Management
  • Business Structures
  • How to Keep Your Books—Cashflow and Finances
  • Risk Management
  • Accessing Land
  • How to Reach Your Audience—Marketing and Branding
  • Tips for Success

When: Tuesday evenings from 6pm – 8:30pm (January 10th – March 28th, 2023)
Where: Virtual via Zoom
Audience: Farmers and farm business operations
Cost: $200
Scholarships are available for Military Veterans and anyone for whom the course fee is a barrier.

To Register: Visit the cultivating success website for full information and to register:



January 10, 2023, 6:00 pm
March 28, 2023, 8:30 pm
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WA United States


WSU Food Systems