Cultivating Success: Sustainable Small Farming & Ranching
In this first of the Cultivating Success series, participants explore the unique advantages available to the small farm and ranch owner. The course provides a broad overview of production and marketing options for today's small farm.
Weekly presentations include local growers, organizations, and university specialists with expertise in direct marketing, value-added processing, production planning, agronomy, livestock production, and more.
Course runs Tuesday evenings, from 6-9pm September 10 through December 10, 2013. In addition, two Saturday field trips will visit nearby farms to learn about different styles of successful small farm enterprises.
Whether you are just exploring the opportunities available or already have an existing operation, you'll learn what it takes to create and sustain a viable small farm enterprise.
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 (View)
600 128th St SE
Everett, WA 98208
|Minimum Age: 16|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|