Small Farms

WSU, WSDA to help small, diverse businesses succeed through new regional food center

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University and the Washington State Department of Agriculture have partnered with the new Northwest and Rocky Mountain Regional Food Business Center, launched by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help smaller, diverse farms, ranches, and food businesses access new markets and navigate federal, state, and local resources. Led by Colorado […]

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WSU Extension partners give beginning farmers a loan boost

MT. VERNON, Wash. – Beginning farmers in Skagit County are getting a much-needed boost from a new program that partners Slow Money NW, Viva Farm, North Coast Credit Union, Washington State University Extension and food-minded investors in the region. The project helps new farmers surmount one of the major hurdles producers they face: the start-up […]

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 […]

Course Helps Aspiring Farmers and Ranchers in “Cultivating Success”

EVERETT, Wash. — The rising market demand for locally produced food is increasing opportunities for current and would-be farmers and ranchers. But to succeed farmers must be able to adapt quickly, making decisions about crops, farming practices and marketing. Washington State University Snohomish County Extension is offering a 12-week course to provide small-acreage farmers and […]