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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Date: December 19, 2011

Contact: Arno Bergstrom
(360) 337-7225 or awbergstrom@wsu.edu

No: 2011-102

 

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 $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 awbergstrom@wsu.edu.

For course information and the registration form visit http://kitsap.wsu.edu

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