Cultivating Success: Growing Future Farmers

Learn how to create a sustainable small farm

Interested 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, Sustainable Small-Acreage Farming and Ranching to be held on Tuesdays, 6:30pm to 8:30pm, September 22 through December 8, 2020. The course will be conducted online via Zoom.

Weekly presentations include local growers, organizations, and agriculture professionals with expertise in direct marketing, value-added processing, production planning, agronomy, livestock production, and more. Sponsored in collaboration with Snohomish Conservation District and Snohomish County Farm Bureau, Cultivating Success provides students with the tools necessary to create/develop/expand a sustainable farm operation.

Class size is limited and usually fills quickly. Pre-paid registration is required. Cost for the twelve-week course is $200 per farm/family. Visit SSFAR.eventbrite.com to register online or download the form from snohomish.wsu.edu/SSFAR and mail with your check.

Military Veterans interested in joining the course are eligible for a full scholarship supported through a U.S Department of Veteran Affairs Farm Grant administered through the Washington State Department of Veteran Affairs.

Course facilitators are Bobbi Lindemulder, cattle rancher and District Operations Program Manager for the Snohomish Conservation District and Kate Ryan, grower and Agriculture Program Coordinator for WSU Snohomish County Extension. Both have been helping grow new farmers through programs like Cultivating Success for well over a decade.

For more information on the course, visit snohomish.wsu.edu/SSFAR, contact Kate Ryan, kate.ryan@wsu.edu, (425) 357-6024.