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614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598
Date: December 29, 2010
Contact: Arno Bergstrom, WSU Kitsap County Extension
Contact: 360-337-7225 or
No: 10-77

Small Farming Business Course in Kitsap County

(Port Orchard, WA) - Starting January 19th, WSU Kitsap County Extension will be offering its popular course on starting and sustaining a profitable small farm or agricultural enterprise. Community members are invited to sign up for this intensive, hands-on learning opportunity. The course features a full line-up of local guest speakers: bankers, accountants, attorneys, and successful farm owners.

Participants will gain skills in business planning, direct marketing and record-keeping. They’ll also receive information on federal and state programs targeted to the needs of small producers, including resources to improve risk management and conservation practices.

The course is designed for both beginning farmers as well as current growers who are looking to take their farm in a new direction. Guest lecturers for the courses are regional growers who are models of sustainable agriculture in their farming and marketing practices.

Students will complete the course having developed a business plan they can take to the bank to finance their new enterprise or use as a roadmap for their farm business.

The cost of the course is only $225 including materials. The cost to community members has been reduced due to a USDA grant. Continuing Education Units are available and college credits are available at a higher cost.

The course will be held Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 9:00 pm in Room 406 of the Norm Dicks Government Center located at 345 6th Street in Bremerton.

To sign up for the course contact Arno Bergstrom at 360-337-7225 or by email at

For course information and the registration form visit

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