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WSU Snohomish County Extension office has moved!

Our office is now located in the Snohomish County Parks & Recreation Administration Office at Willis Tucker Park, 6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish, 98296.

Cultivating Success

Cultivating Success

The Cultivating Success™ program combines a weekly virtual classroom setting with an extensive collection of resources, experts, and successful farmer/instructors to help foster the success of new and existing farms and ranches.

A farmer has learned to utilize buckwheat as a cover cropFoundation Courses

Whole Farm Planning

First in the series, the 11-week course helps participants explore the unique advantages available to the small farm and ranch owner.

The course gives participants a broad overview of production and marketing options for today’s small farm. Whether you are just exploring the opportunities available or already have an existing operation, you’ll learn what it takes to create, sustain, and grow a viable small farm enterprise.

Agricultural Entrepreneurship

One of two foundation courses in the Cultivating Success program, this course helps new and current farmers gain skills in business planning and direct marketing.

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.

For more information

For more information on the Cultivating Success courses, visit or contact Kate Smith (360) 395-2363,

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 (425) 338-2400. If accommodation is not requested in advance, we cannot guarantee availability on-site.

Who should enroll?

Current and future small- to mid-scale farmers and ranchers and those considering farming as a career and/or lifestyle.

Learn how West Valley Beef ranchers Chuck and Bobbi Lindemulder came to be supporters of Cultivating Success.

Chuck and Bobbi Lindemulder