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Demystifying Debt – Leveraging Loans to Grow Your Business

June 3, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


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Who is this class for?: Farms & value-added businesses in Clallam, Jefferson, and Kitsap Counties who have been in operation for 3+ years who are looking to expand, assess options of approaching debt in a profitable way. 

Class Description: In partnership with North Olympic Development Council and WSU Regional Small Farms Program. Come learn about ag lending opportunities and supports available to navigate smart debt to grow your farm or food business – from federal loan programs to local peer-to-peer investment. This class goes beyond loan program overviews and more into the nuts and bolts of how to make decisions to access capital at times of growth. Also hear directly from a farmer how she has successfully taken on and leveraged different lending opportunities to profitably scale up her business. Other examples of successful business strategies will be shared. Let’s demystify debt together! 


  • Karyn Williams, Red Dog Farm, Chimacum 
  • Local Investing Opportunities Network (LION) with resources provided by Clallam’s Local Dollars and Cents 
  • Steve King, Chief Loan Officer, USDA Farm Service Agency 
  • Jesika Harper, VP of AgVision from AgWest 
  • Stephanie Lachman, Business Lender, Craft3  

Facilitated by Elise Wright with North Olympic Development Council and Kellie Henwood with WSU Regional Small Farms Program.  

This will be recorded and available to view on our WSU Online Learning Library.  


WSU Extension programs are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local WSU Extension office. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication or program information or reasonable accommodation need to contact WSU Extension, 121 Oak Bay Rd, 360-379-5610 at least two weeks prior to the event.   


June 3
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Category:


WA United States


Kellie Henwood
360-379-5610 ext. 201