January 15, 2007
Contact: Arno Bergstrom
Phone: (360) 337-7157
Agricultural Entrepreneurship: Tilling the Soil of
Award-Winning Course Offered in Bremerton
PORT ORCHARD, WA—WSU Extension will offer Agricultural Entrepreneurship:
Tilling the Soil of Opportunity on Wednesday evenings, January 24 through
April 11, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., at WSU Extension Kitsap
Classroom #406, located at the Norm Dicks Government Center, 345 6th Street
This NxLeveL™ course is designed for
individuals who have started or are thinking about starting an
agricultural-based venture that is not tied to large scale, commodity-style
production. This hands-on course offers first-hand knowledge of federal,
state and local programs targeted to the needs of small producers, including
resources to improve risk management, conservation practices and marketing.
Guest speakers include bankers, accountants, attorneys, and local growers
who are models for sustainable agriculture in their farming and marketing
Participants will gain skills in business planning, direct marketing,
financial and legal issues. They will also develop a business plan they can
take to the bank to finance a new enterprise or use as a roadmap for their
The cost is $200, including materials, per farm/family. Partial
scholarships are available on a needs basis. To apply contact (360)
337-7157. To register, download the PDF at
For more information, contact Arno Bergstrom, Extension
Director, WSU Kitsap County Extension, at (360) 337-7157 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This course is partially funded by a grant from the Risk Management
Agency through Cultivating Success, a collaboration of WSU Small Farms
Program, University of Idaho, and the non-profit organization Rural Roots.
Extension programs and policies are consistent with federal and state
laws and regulations on nondiscrimination regarding race, color, gender,
national origin, religion, age, disability and sexual orientation. Evidence
of non-compliance may be reported though your local Extension Office.