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Whole Farm Planning New Farmer Training Course

November 4, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, happening 12 times


Whole Farm Planning

This 12-week class will provide practical information about whole farm planning, ecologically-based and diversified production systems, and alternative marketing techniques. Gain knowledge of the practical aspects of sustainable production systems for a wide variety of enterprises. The course involves guest lectures from local farmers, field trips, and classroom instruction.  Students will develop a whole-farm plan during the class.

12 classes: $295; additional family member $50; full scholarships for military veterans, contact Sierra Smith for details.

Sustainability Topics Covered Include

  • Sustainability Concepts
  • Whole Farm Planning
  • Resource Evaluation
  • Direct Marketing
  • Enterprise Assessment
  • Sustainable Crop Production
  • Ecological Soils Management
  • Integrated Pest & Weed Management
  • Livestock & Poultry management
  • Planning for value-added food processing & food safety
  • Enterprise Budgeting

Registration required

Class held at Thurston Co. Extension Office: 3054 Carpenter Rd SE, Lacey, WA or remotely based on COVID-19 restrictions. To register call: 360-709-2020, or Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs. Please contact us two weeks prior to the class.

12 classes: $295; additional family member $50; full scholarships for military veterans, Contact Sierra Smith for details.


  • November 2nd – February 10th
  • Wednesday Evenings, 6-8:30pm
  • No classes 11/25, 12/23, 12/30


November 4, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Stephen Bramwell