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
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 $250 including materials.
The cost to community members has been reduced due to a USDA grant.
Partial scholarships and Continuing Education Units are available.
The course will be held Thursday 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