WSU Extension offers farm planning course

Posted September 12, 2022 at 11:04 am by

Wash­ing­ton State Uni­ver­si­ty San Juan Coun­ty Exten­sion shares news about an upcom­ing course for future farmers.

If you are inter­est­ed in farm­ing, not sure how to begin, or dream of begin­ning or expand­ing your own small farm, the Cul­ti­vat­ing Suc­cess series of cours­es com­bines work­shop and farmer-direct learn­ing expe­ri­ences to help fos­ter the suc­cess of new and exist­ing farms. Cul­ti­vat­ing Suc­cess helps par­tic­i­pants explore the unique advan­tages avail­able to the small and mid-size farm.

The first course in the series, Whole Farm Plan­ning, will be held on Mon­days from 6–8:30 p.m. from Sept. 19 through Dec. 5. Offered statewide, the course will be con­duct­ed online using the Zoom plat­form with in-per­son field trips avail­able in some regions of the state. The course will also be offered with Span­ish lan­guage inter­pre­ta­tion and facilitation.

Week­ly pre­sen­ta­tions include local grow­ers, orga­ni­za­tions, and agri­cul­ture pro­fes­sion­als with exper­tise in direct mar­ket­ing, val­ue-added pro­cess­ing, pro­duc­tion plan­ning, agron­o­my, and live­stock pro­duc­tion. Cul­ti­vat­ing Suc­cess pro­vides stu­dents with the tools nec­es­sary to cre­ate, devel­op, or expand a sus­tain­able farm operation.

The twelve-week course Costs $200 per farm or fam­i­ly. Schol­ar­ships are avail­able for mil­i­tary vet­er­ans and any­one for whom the course fee is a bar­ri­er. Vis­it the Cul­ti­vat­ing Suc­cess web­site to reg­is­ter.

For more infor­ma­tion on the course, con­tact Kate Smith at 360–395-2363 or

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