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COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. Effective March 16, 2020, WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers will be closed to the public. We are available via email, phone, and webconference.

Cultivating Success

Program Contact: Stephen Bramwell
(360) 867-2161 • bramwell@wsu.edu

Cultivating Success is a three-part educational series designed to provide beginning and existing farmers with the planning and decision-making tools, production skills, and support necessary to develop a sustainable farm or food business. Cultivating Success™ connects the student with farmers and exposes them to real world situations through a community-based, experiential approach.

Part 1: Is a Small Farm in your Future? ¿Es una pequeña granja en su futuro?

This one night, workshop‐style, entry level course is designed for anyone interested in exploring options for a small farm enterprise.

Este curso de una noche, estilo taller, de nivel de entrada está diseñado para cualquier persona interesada en explorar opciones para una pequeña empresa agrícola.

Next class is Tuesday August 3, 5:30-8:30

This class is free

Register here: Is a small farm in your future registration

 

The foundational elements of

Cultivating Success™

  • Farmer Mentorship
  • Experiential Learning
  • Community Place-Based
  • Whole Systems Thinking
  • Small Farms Focused

Part 2: Whole Farm Planning. Planificación de toda la finca

This 11 week course covers all aspects of farm planning and guides you through the creation of your own Whole Farm Plan.  Class are once a week in the evening with lectures by farmers and agricultural professionals.  Field trips to working farms and opportunities to network help to establish you in the local farming community.

¡Curso traducido al español!  Este curso ofrece interpretación y facilitación en español en vivo en todo el estado.

Next class runs Tuesday nights from September 21 – December 7

Veterans will receive a full scholarship. Please fill out this Department of Veteran’s Affairs farm in-take form to receive your coupon code. Make sure to select “Washington State University Cultivating Success” as the “VA FARMS Partner”.

If you are not a Veteran and you need financial assistance with tuition contact Sierra Smith.

Registration is not yet open for this course. Contact Sierra Smith for more information.

The 2017 Whole Farm Planning class on a field trip to Kirsop Farm to learn about pastured poultry, raising sheep and growing grain for feed. Thanks Wendy Clark for the great field walk!

Part 3: Agripreneurship

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 9 week course with the core elements of a business plan to guide your small business forward.

¡Curso traducido al español!  Este curso ofrece interpretación y facilitación en español en vivo en todo el estado.

Next class starts January 11, 2022.

Veterans will receive a full scholarship. Please fill out this Department of Veteran’s Affairs farm in-take form to receive your coupon code. Make sure to select “Washington State University Cultivating Success” as the “VA FARMS Partner”.

If you are not a Veteran and you need financial assistance with tuition contact Sierra Smith.

Registration is not yet open for this course. Contact Sierra Smith for more information.