The 2019 WSU Cultivating Success - Agricultural Entrepreneurship students pose for a picture during a graduation ceremony at McCollum Park's Cougar Auditorium on April 2, 2019. This first of two 12-week series is sponsored and supported by Snohomish Conservation District in partnership with WSU Snohomish County Extension. Kate Ryan, pictured far left, facilitated the course.
The next course starts September 24. Find more information here: https://extension.wsu.edu/snohomish/event/ssfar/
19 new farm business discussions included things such as: veggie growers for Consumer Supported Agriculture (CSAs), dairy, cut flowers, agritourism, eggs, herbs, greens, and more!
Agricultural Entrepreneurship: The Business Side of Farming (just completed)
One of two foundation courses in the Cultivating Success program, this course helps new and current farmers gain skills in business planning and direct marketing. This in-depth 12-week business planning course covers evaluating resources, planning and research, legal and management issues, marketing strategies, budgets and financial statements along with how to cultivate capital resources.
Sustainable Small Farming & Ranching (coming this fall!)
First in the series, the 12-week course helps participants explore the unique advantages available to the small farm and ranch owner. The course gives participants a broad overview of production and marketing options for today’s small farm. Whether you are just exploring the opportunities available or already have an existing operation, you’ll learn what it takes to create, sustain, and grow a viable small farm enterprise.