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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Date: September 9, 2014
Contact: Diane Fish, WSU Kitsap Extension
360.337.7026 or dfish@wsu.edu
No: 14-096

Sustaining the Small Farm
Kitsap farm course offers overview of production and marketing operations

(Bremerton, WA) - Do you farm and need some help improving your bottom line? Do you dream of farming, and aren’t sure where to begin? The “Sustainable Small Acreage Farming and Ranching” course provides beginning and expanding farmers with planning and decision-making tools, production skills, and support necessary to develop or improve their sustainable small farm or ranch.

Course presenters include successful local producers and university specialists with expertise in direct marketing, value-added processing, production planning, and more. Course participants will have a chance to conduct farm tours and field visits to see different operations and processing options up close. They also qualify for college or continuing education credit.

The Sustainable Small Farming and Ranching Overview course costs $250, including materials. This course is partially funded by the USDA Risk Management Agency and the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Program. The course will be held Monday evenings from 6:30 to 9:00 pm beginning September 22nd and running until December 15th. The class will be held in the Chambers at the Norm Dicks Government Center located at 345-6th Street in Bremerton. To register or for more information contact Diane Fish at 360.337.7026, dfish@wsu.edu. Registration information can also be viewed on the web at: http://ext100.wsu.edu/kitsap/. Scholarships and Continuing Education Units are available. Click here for a flyer about this event.

About WSU Kitsap Extension:
The WSU Kitsap Extension Small Farms Program provides Kitsap residents with research-based information and assistance on sustainable farming, animal husbandry, farm business planning and marketing and other topics to enrich and educate. Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension Office.
 

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September 09, 2014