Snohomish Conservation District has certified farm planners who will visit your farm for free and offer suggestions based on the goals you have for your property. In some cases, the District may even be able to help cover the cost of improvements to your farm.
Whether you have livestock, crops, horses or something in between we can help with the following:
- mud and manure
- off-stream watering
- heavy use areas
- nutrients and fertilizing
- and more!
To help connect with farmers and producers, Farms & Market is holding an information and feedback session Friday, October 20, 2017 from 7:00pm-8:30pm. Location is WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th St SE (inside McCollum Park), Everett, WA.
This class will provide a hand-out glossary of business terminology as well as a list of resources and contacts to help you start a new business
Latino farm families are invited to this community event. There will be games and activities for the hijos and an enchilada dinner. Yes, there will even be a piñata!
A panel of past USDA VAPG grant awardees will share their experiences about the application and project implementation process. There will be plenty of time for questions, answers, and general discussion, as well as suggestions for “next steps.”
Technical Assistance providers will be on hand from the Economic Development Association of Skagit County, Northwest Agriculture Business Center, Sustainable Connections Food to Bank On program, and Viva Farms. Growing Veterans will be at the workshop to share their programs with interested U.S Veterans.
Cooperatives have long provided a successful business model to help groups of farmers achieve services, markets, and scale that an individual farm can’t achieve. This day will provide local producers and buyers with some great examples of cooperatives providing a mutual benefit not only for farmers, but for businesses and consumers as well.
Registration is now open for the 6th annual Women in Agriculture Conference!
"We Can Do It" is the theme for the sixth annual Women in Agriculture Conference. This year's conference on November 18th will be an engaging, interactive day full of inspiration, learning and networking with other women farmers. The conference is a one-day event held simultaneously in 40 locations throughout Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.
You want to start a new farm or food related business. What do you need to know and how do you predict the potential viability of your proposed business?
A smooth running cooperative requires knowledge, effective systems, and informed decision-making. This 1/2 day workshop is geared towards existing cooperatives and groups that are considering a cooperative start-up.
Learn to harvest the power of Washington rain to improve your property and help the environment at the same time! Join experts from both King and Snohomish Conservation District in this special workshop designed to increase your rain garden know-how and improve mud management on rural, livestock, and horse properties.
Program Highlights & News
This June we had the opportunity to complete several best management practices (BMPs) at the Holly Farm in Bothell, WA in the Little Bear Creek Watershed.
Fall is officially here. Are you and your horses ready? Now is the time to prepare for the upcoming rainy season here in western Washington. Here are a few tips and tricks to beat the winter weather this year and establish more permanent solutions for next year.
Just posted! Here is the October 2017 through March 2018 schedule of agriculture related classes from Northwest Agriculture Business Center.
The shorter days of autumn inspire us to slow down after a busy summer, but accomplishing a few tasks before the rains set in and the winds start to blow will make winter more pleasant and surprise you with a healthy land and soil-scape next spring.
Agriculture Resilience: A Photovoice Exhibition presented a unique opportunity for decision-makers and the public to listen to farmers express their concerns for the future through photography.
If the smoke is bothering you, there's a good chance it's bothering your horse, too. This article offers some practical tips to help.
We have loads of information, fact sheets, videos and landowner stories to help you learn ways you can manage your land!