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Farmland Changing Hands Workshop & Webcast
Dungeness Schoolhouse
Sequim, WA
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Saturday, February 2, 2013; 8:30am - 3:00pm

Hosted and sponsored by: WA FarmLink/Cascade Harvest Coalition, WSU Extension, WSU Clallam and Jefferson Co. Extension, the North Olympic Peninsula Resource Conservation & Development Council, Vancil Law Offices, PLLC and WSDA/USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program

Please join us for the Farmland Changing Hands Workshop.  Hear from farmers about land agreements and leases.  Learn about innovative farmland transfer and funding options, legalities of leasing and working with a land trust.  Have underutilized farmland?  Looking for farmland?  Meet other landowners and land seekers.  The workshop will also feature a tour of the Dungeness Creamery, a great example of farm succession as well as farmland preservation through a conservation easement with the North Olympic Land Trust (NOLT).

We'll provide  coffee, tea and lunch.  Please wear appropriate footwear for touring the farm and outerwear for weather.  We'll be outside for portions of the afternoon.

Speakers Include:
WSU & FarmLink staff
Tom Clark, Clark Farms, Sequim
Ryan Vancil, Vancil Law Offices, PLLC
Tom Sanford, Executive Director, North Olympic Land Trust
Kate Dean, Coordinator, North Olympic Peninsula Resource Conservation and Development Council (NOP RC&D Council)
Afternoon tour of Dungeness Creamery w/ NOLT

Registration & Cost:
Cost is $10 for workshop attendance, lunch, farm tour and networking.

Webcast:
Classroom sessions (9:00am-12:00pm) will be webcast at no charge.  Choose webcast option when registering and we'll send you details closer to the event.  

Location:
Dungeness Schoolhouse
2781 Towne Road (at Marine Drive)
Sequim, WA 98382
** With the tour of nearby Dungeness Creamery leaving from schoolhouse in the afternoon.

About Co-Sponsors:
WA FarmLink works statewide to help facilitate the transition of farms to the next generation by connecting landowners and land seekers with each other, resources and technical expertise necessary to achieve their farming goals.  FarmLink offers a farmer/landowner matching service, educational workshops and networking events, resources and one-on-one assistance. http://www.cascadeharvest.org/programs/washington-farmlink

WSU Extension works with local agriculture producers to bring research-based information to improve the productivity, efficiency, economic well-being and safety of products produced in this diverse agricultural community. WSU also offers educational classes and workshops, such as the Cultivating Success series.

WSU Clallam Co. Extension: http://county.wsu.edu/clallam/Pages/default.aspx

WSU Jefferson Co. Extension: http://county.wsu.edu/jefferson/Pages/default.aspx

WSU Whatcom Co. Extension:
http://whatcom.wsu.edu/ag/

The NOP RC&D Council is a unique broad-based non-government, non-profit, volunteer organization of local leaders seeking public input to address and solve social, economic, community and environmental issues in Jefferson and Clallam counties, particularly in the agriculture sector.  The NOP RC&D provides technical assistance with grant seeking, grant writing, project planning and evaluation. http://www.noprcd.org/content/

Vancil Law Offices, PLLC is dedicated to the development of sustainable communities and to the conservation of the natural environment.  Vancil Law Offices provides legal assistance in land use and environmental matters to citizen groups, individuals, organizations and local governments.  The firm has a strong background in land use and also offers legal services to business owners for matters such as contract drafting and review, licensing, incorporation and business development.

Questions?
Please contact Sarah Wilcox at sarah@cascadeharvest.org or (253) 381-7651.
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Location

Dungeness Schoolhouse (View)
Sequim Dungeness Way and Towne Road
Sequim, WA 98382
United States


Categories

Food > Markets & Farms

Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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