Three new workshops to help you farm smarter.
For many farms, raising a high-quality product is but one step on the journey to a sustainable farm. Often, the biggest challenges to farm success lie in non-farming activities like finding and retaining customers, deciding how much to grow of what, figuring out how much it costs to raise a product, or even the legal snags inherent with renting a piece of farmland to start or expand your farm. As with so many things, the less you know now, the more it will likely cost you later.
Marketing & Market Research for Farmers – Tues. December 4, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Who’s going to buy what you are selling? Do you know who your customers are? How will you convince them to buy from you? Join us for an evening on Marketing & Market Research for Farmers. Learn how to identify potential customers and connect with them during this workshop. We’ll look at some of the market research tools available to the modern farm business along with a discussion on how to capture the interest – and purchasing dollars – of potential customers. Emily Felt, from Sno-Isle Libraries Business Services, will demo some of the new resources they have available for conducting market research and identifying potential new customers. In addition, writer, photographer, and farm-to-table documentarian Audra Mulkern will share what she’s learned about capturing and retaining customers through the gentle art of storytelling. Founder of The Female Farmer Project, Audra’s work highlights the rise of women in agriculture as well as helping change the way we look at food and farming.
All three Grow Your Farm! workshops sponsored by WSU Snohomish County Extension and the Snohomish Conservation District, and take place at WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th St SE Everett, WA inside McCollum Park.
Space is limited, the cost is $15 per person per workshop (or take all three for $40). To ensure your spot, visit GrowYourFarm.eventbrite.com to register. For more information on the workshops, contact Kate Ryan,firstname.lastname@example.org, (425) 357-6024.
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.