Cultivating Success: Agricultural Entrepreneurship
Second in the Cultivating Success series, 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 money resources.
During the course, participants will develop a business plan they can literally take to the bank to finance a new enterprise or expand an existing farm-based business.
The course will have a special emphasis on the financial and legal issues unique to farm-based businesses. Weekly presentations include local growers, professionals, organizations, and university specialists with expertise in farm business planning, marketing, food safety, legal issues affecting farming, and more.
In addition, two Saturday field trips will visit nearby farms to learn about different styles of successful small farm enterprises.
Facilitator: Stanwood Angus beef rancher Holly Thompson has been leading our Cultivating Success courses for the past three years to excellent reviews. A WSU graduate in animal science and agriculture economics, Thompson has worked for Northwest Farm Credit Services as a loan officer and the Nestle Regional Training Center at Carnation Farm as the Public Relations & Conference Center Manager. She recently completed her MS in Agriculture Education through Washington State University.
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.
WSU Snohomish County Extension's Cougar Auditorium
600 128th St SE
Everett, WA 98208
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