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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: February 18, 2011
Contact: Shannon Harkness, WSU Cooperative Extension-Kitsap
  360-337-7157 or Shannon.harkness@wsu.edu
No: 11-012

West Sound Small Farms Expo

Expo targets small farm owners, offering classes in marketing, horticulture, livestock and agritourism.

  • What:   West Sound Small Farms Expo

  • When:    Saturday, March 5, 2011, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • Where:  Olympic College Campus, Bremerton

(Bremerton, WA) -  Local farmers and value-added food processors can learn about marketing, horticulture, livestock and agritourism at the West Sound Small Farms Expo on Saturday, March 5, 2011 on the Olympic College Campus.

Prior to this event, small farm owners eager for conference or education travelled off the Peninsula. Taking time off from the farm to learn new skills and gather information can be challenging and expensive. The West Sound Small Farms Expo brings education to local farmers with classes, vendors, and a keynote address by Amy Pennington, Seattle-based food writer, and owner of GoGo Green Garden.

“Local farmers keep telling us about the need for learning opportunities close to home,” says Arno Bergstrom, Director of WSU Kitsap Extension. “The Expo offers farmers from Kitsap and surrounding counties in the west sound a one-day-one-stop educational event. No hopping on the ferry or hiring someone to take care of the farm! Our Small Farms Team tailored this event to the needs of local farmers and we hope this even continues the coming years.”

The West Sound Small Farms Expo takes place on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at the Olympic College Campus, Bremerton, WA. Cost for the Expo is $55 and includes lunch. Check-in begins at 8:00am and runs until 4:00pm. Online registration and information is available on the WSU
Kitsap website at http://kitsap.wsu.edu/. Sponsor and vendor information is also available.

About WSU Kitsap Extension Small Farms Team:
The Small Farms Team helps farmers adopt practices that are sustainable – economically, socially and environmentally – unifying farmers and consumers in developing local markets and increasing community food access. Learn more at: http://kitsap.wsu.edu/. WSU Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local WSU Extension office.

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