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Agricultural Entrepreneurship

One of two foundational courses in the Cultivating Success™ Program. Helping new and current farmers gain skills in business planning and direct marketing.

This in-depth business planning course covers evaluating resources, planning and research, legal and management issues, marketing strategies, budgets and financial statements along with how to cultivate capital resources.During the course, participants will develop a business plan they can literally take to the bank to finance a new enterprise or expand an existing farm-based business. In addition, the course will have a special emphasis on the financial and legal issues unique to farm-based businesses.

The course features a full line-up of local guest speakers including bankers, business professionals, and successful farm owners with a special emphasis on the financial and legal issues unique to farm-based businesses.

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Upcoming Offerings:

Cultivating Success: Agricultural Entrepreneurship – Skagit County

Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Business Planning Take your farm business to the next level with this 12 week course. A unique combination of guest speakers, in class discussion and assignments, this course dives into the business side of running [...]

Cultivating Success: Agricultural Entrepreneurship – Snohomish County

‘Buying local’ seems to be on everyone’s list of resolutions. The popularity of keeping dollars in local circulation is gaining momentum. For farmers, capturing a larger share of this trend is crucial to growth and [...]

Course Locations:

Skagit County Snohomish County
Covering these primary topics:

  • Introduction to Business Planning 
  • Develop Your Goals & Mission Statement
  • Evaluating Resources
  • Enterprise & Market Analysis
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Facilities & Operations
  • Risk Management 
  • Financial Planning & Management
  • Equipment & Facilities Needs
  • Local Resources & Experts