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Public Communications (MS-11)
614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598

Date: January 15, 2007
Contact: Arno Bergstrom
Phone: (360) 337-7157
No. 07-04

Agricultural Entrepreneurship: Tilling the Soil of Opportunity
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 in Bremerton.

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 practices.

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 farm business.

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

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.

To contact the Kitsap County Public Information Office, 
call PJ Callahan at 360-337-4481 or email:

Last Updated:  May 27, 2014