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Farm planning & business resources

Whole Farm Management Course - Cultivating Success

Next class will be January – March, 2019 at the WSU Thurston County Extension Office. Contact Stephen Bramwell for more information.  

This quarter-long class will provide practical information about whole farm planning, ecologically-based, diversified production systems, and alternative marketing techniques. Gain knowledge of the practical aspects of sustainable small acreage production systems for a wide variety of enterprises. The course involves guest lectures from local farmers, field trips, as well as classroom instruction. Students will develop a whole-farm plan during the class.

Instructor Resources for Notebooks 2017


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!

Agricultural business training

Ten different classes are being offered on subjects including agricultural employment standards, managing your claims to control your worker’s compensation costs, business planning, marketing and more.  For more information and to register please go to: