Learn how to develop a sustainable small farm at Cultivating Success course series

Small Farm stockInterested in farming? Not sure how to begin? Do you 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.

Join us for the first course in the series, Whole Farm Planning on Monday evenings, 6 to 8:30 p.m., September 19 through December 5, 2022. Offered statewide, the course will be conducted online using the Zoom platform with in-person field trips available in some regions of Washington state. In addition, the course will 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, livestock production, and more. Cultivating Success provides students with the tools necessary to create, develop, or expand a sustainable farm operation.

Cost for the twelve-week course is $200 per farm/family. Scholarships are available for Military Veterans and anyone for whom the course fee is a barrier. Visit cultivatingsuccesswa.org/courseregistration/p/whole-farm-planning to register online.

Sponsors include WSU Food Systems, WSU Extension, Washington State Dept. of Veterans Affairs, and US Dept. of Veterans Affairs.

For more information on the course, visit cultivatingsuccesswa.org/whole-farm-planning or contact Kate Smith (360) 395-2363,  kate.smith@wsu.edu.