FarmLink Land Seeker & New Farmer Workshop
How do you look for farmland and work to put together a sustainable farming operation--one that is financially, ecologically, and personally viable? Take the first step with the FarmLink Land Seeker & New Farmer Workshop.
Please register by Wednesday, April 27
Monday, May 2, 2011; 4:00pm - 8:00pm
WSU Snohomish County Extension Cougar Auditorium
600 128th St SE
Everett, WA 98208-6353
There is plenty of space at the WSU Everett location, however, there is a webcast option for those who are not in the Western WA area. You'll be asked during registration if you will be participating via webcast and if so, we will contact you beforehand with instructions.
At this workshop we will focus on the following areas:
- What to look for in a property
- Land management basics and farm planning resources
- Ways to acquire land
- Working with a land trust
- Financing options and how to prepare for a lender
- Farmer resources and education opportunities
- Trends in production
- Labor options for small farms
- Farm incubator projects
- Farmer networks
You'll also get to meet others who are working towards finding land or starting a new farm.
There will be a light meal at this workshop.
$10 for current FarmLink members. This fee includes spouse, family member or farm partner.
$45 for folks who are not currently FarmLink members or who need to renew FarmLink membership. This fee includes your FarmLink membership for the year as well as spouse, family member or farm partner.
If you are a new FarmLink member, please fill out and return the "looking for land" application to complete your enrollment: http://www.cascadeharvest.org/files/u1/New_Farmer_Form_FL.pdf
You may return this form by:
email - email@example.com
mail - Cascade Harvest Coalition, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Room 123, Seattle, WA 98103
fax - (206)632-0606
This event made possible by a multitude of great folks who want you to succeed:
USDA Specialty Block Crop Grant Program, WSDA, Cascade Harvest Coalition, WSU Extension, WA Young Farmers Coalition, Snohomish Conservation District, Pierce Conservation District, Coldwell Banker Bain, NW Farm Credit Services, Grow Food, Viva Farms, Kulshan Community Land Trust, PCC Farmland Trust, King Co Agriculture Programs, Office of Farmland Preservation, Full Circle Farm, Tahoma Farms/Terra Organics, Sno-Valley Tilth, Evergreen State College, Willie Green's Organic Farm, Cha's Farm, Island Meadow Farm, Re-Leaf Landscape Design, and more!
We hope you'll join us.
FarmLink Program Manager
Cascade Harvest Coalition
Questions? Late Registration? firstname.lastname@example.org or (206)632-0606
WSU Snohomish County Extension's Cougar Auditorium
600 128th St SE
Everett, WA 98208
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