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Agricultural Entrepreneurship
ECC Gray Wolf Halll or Carnation Farm's Alpine Room
Everett or Carnation, WA
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Monday Jan 09, 2017 5:30 PM - Monday Mar 20, 2017 8:30 PM | $155.00 - $300.00


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.

WSU Snohomish & King County Extension in partnership with King County and King Conservation District will offer Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Farm Business Planning to help new and current farmers gain skills in business planning and direct marketing.

The course runs Monday evenings Jan. 9 thru Mar. 20, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. In addition, there will be an all-day Farm Taxes workshop on March 4, 2017.

Two Locations
Well be using web technology to simulcast the course between two locations so students can participate closer to home.
Snohomish County location is ECC Gray Wolf Hall, 2000 Tower Street, Everett, WA 98201; King county location is Carnation Farms's Alpine Room, 28901 NE Carnation Farm Road, Carnation, WA.

The course features a full line-up of local guest speakers including bankers, business professionals, and successful farm owners with a special emphasis on the financial and legal issues unique to farm-based businesses. During the course, participants are guided in developing a business plan they can use to help finance and guide a new enterprise or expand an existing farm-based business.

Comments from recent graduates include, "The unique opportunity to meet fellow successful farmers and business mentors is one of a kind." "By the end of the course I had a farm business plan that I could take to the bank." and  "The opportunity to evaluate my enterprise and make informed decisions is invaluable, after all the best place to make mistakes is on paper."

Agriculture teacher and small farmer Holly Small has been leading, developing, and expanding our Cultivating Success courses since 2009 to excellent reviews.

During that time she's become a go-to authority for local farms and farmers looking to expand opportunities and production while developing a long-term sustainable operation.

A WSU graduate in animal science and agriculture economics with an MS in agriculture education, Small has worked for Northwest Farm Credit Services as a loan officer and the Nestle Regional Training Center at Carnation Farm as Public Relations & Conference Center Manager.

Class size is limited and pre-paid registration is required. Cost for the twelve-week course is $300 for up to three people from the same farm.

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.


ECC Gray Wolf Halll or Carnation Farm's Alpine Room
2000 Tower St or 28901 NE Carnation Farm Road
Everett or Carnation, WA 98201 or 98014
United States


Education > Business
Education > Classes
Education > Workshops
Food > Markets & Farms

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


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