Short Course Offered in Sustainable Livestock Production

PUYALLUP, Wash. — Are you looking to sell your goat or lamb meat into local markets? While the demand and sales opportunities are growing, it can be challenging to sustainably manage livestock production and direct market the finished product. On Saturday, Oct. 23, livestock producers are invited to a one-day intensive course on sustainable sheep […]

Sustaining the Small Farm Course Offers Production, Marketing Overview

Small- and mid-sized family farms have unique advantages over larger operations in being able to quickly adapt to new markets, having a positive image, and the ability help meet growing consumer demand for locally grown farm products. But how can smaller operations use these advantages? “Sustainable Small-Acreage Farming and Ranching,” an award-winning 12-week course, can help. The course […]

Entrepreneurship Course Helps Farmers Plan for Financial Success

EVERETT, Wash. – Farming can be a wonderful lifestyle, but achieving financial success requires that farmers view their operations as a business. Beginning farmers must look at their enterprise as a new business requiring all the careful planning that entails, while existing operations considering diversification or expansion must carefully evaluate how any changes might impact […]

To Bee or not to Bee, That is the Question

SNOHOMISH, Wash. – Due to the overwhelming response to last fall’s series, Washington State University Snohomish County Extension and Beez Neez Apiary Supply is sponsoring another apprentice level course in the Master Beekeeper Program. The five-week course serves as a thorough introduction to beekeeping for novice beekeepers as well as a comprehensive refresher course for […]