Sustainable Small-Scale Farming & Ranching 2021

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Exploring the opportunities available or have an existing operation? Learn what it takes to create, sustain, and grow a viable small farm!

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There are now five million fewer farms in the U.S. than there were in the 1930s and of those remaining, almost 40 percent of the farmers are at least 55 years old. Without new farmers to replace them, the future of U.S. farming is not at all certain. While interest in small acreage farming and ranching increases each season, many of these new farmers have few opportunities to gain the skills needed for success.

The award-winning Cultivating Success series of courses were developed to help fill that need, and help make the connection between farmers new and old.

The 12-week course Sustainable Small-Scale Farming and Ranching helps participants explore the unique advantages available to the small farm and ranch owner. Sponsored by WSU Snohomish County Extension, Snohomish Conservation District, and Snohomish County Farm Bureau, the course gives participants a broad overview of production and marketing options for today’s small farm. Whether you are just exploring the opportunities available or already have an existing operation, you’ll learn what it takes to create, sustain, and grow a viable small farm enterprise.

Weekly presentations include local growers, organizations, and university specialists with expertise in direct marketing, value-added processing, production planning, agronomy, livestock production, and more.

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Tuesday evenings, 6:30-8:30pm, Sept. 21 through Dec. 7, 2021

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Online via Zoom. Option for Saturday field trip(s) (King, Snohomish, and/or Skagit area) depending on social distancing requirements at the time.

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$200 per farm/family

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Class size is limited and pre-paid registration is required. We encourage you to register early as the class often fills very quickly.

For more information on the course, contact Kate Ryan, kate.ryan@wsu.edu, (425) 357-6024.

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WSU extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local extension office. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs; contact WSU Extension at 425-338-2400 at least two weeks prior to the event.

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