|| December 29, 2010
|| Arno Bergstrom, WSU Kitsap County
|| 360-337-7225 or
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
For course information and the registration form visit
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