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Grow Your Farm! The Joy of Farming with Spreadsheets

  • WSU Extension's Cougar Auditorium at McCollum Park 600 128th Street Southeast Everett, WA, 98208 United States (map)

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.

The Joy of Farming with Spreadsheets – Wed. December 12, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Regardless of what vegetable crop(s) you’re growing or on what acreage, it takes vision and a plan to move from seed to start to planting, harvest, and sales. It takes record-keeping and analysis to determine if a crop is worth your time to grow, or how you might make it worthwhile. Join us for an evening with Becky Zaneski as she brings The Joy of Farming with Spreadsheets to life. From season planning and field mapping to tracking labor costs and sales data, Becky’s common-sense approach helps you make sense of the data. Co-founder of City Grown Seattle, an urban market gardening business, she is a farmer with a strong software background and a passion for growing vegetables. She currently farms at Full Tilth Farm in Poulsbo, a 5-acre farm producing vegetables, berries, and eggs using organic practices...and spreadsheets!

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 to register. For more information on the workshops, contact Kate Ryan,, (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.