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Cultivating Success

 

The goal of Cultivating Success™ is to create and implement educational programs to increase the number and foster the success of sustainable small acreage farmers and ranchers.

The WSU Food System’s, Cultivating Success™ Program consists of three courses, Is a Small Farm in Your Future?Whole Farm Planning and Agricultural Entrepreneurship, and an On-Farm Internship Program. The goal of these educational opportunities is to provide beginning and existing farmers with the planning and decision-making tools, production skills, and support necessary to develop a sustainable farm or food business. Cultivating Success™ connects the student with farmers and exposes them to real world situations through a community-based, experiential approach. Whether you are a community member wanting to learn how to plan your farm business, or an experienced farmer/rancher wanting to try something new – Cultivating Success™ provides educational opportunities for anyone interested in the knowledge and skills you need to be successful in your food or farm business!

The three courses, Is a Small Farm in Your Future?Whole Farm Planning and Agricultural Entrepreneurship courses are offered in various locations around Washington to audiences that include new and experienced farmers, academic students, immigrant farmers, and agricultural professionals. See if there’s a course coming up near you!

You can also find out more about the Cultivating Success™ Idaho program by visiting cultivatingsuccess.org.

 

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Upcoming Offerings:

Cultivating Success: Sustainable Small Farming and Ranching – Skagit County

Program Contact: Kate Smith 360-428-4270 ext. 223 • kate.smith@wsu.edu Our Cultivating Success Program offers courses that provide beginning and existing farmers with the planning and decision-making tools, production skills and support necessary to develop a sustainable small acreage farm. Cultivating [...]

Cultivating Success: Sustainable Small Farming and Ranching – Snohomish County

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 [...]
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Cultivating Success: Sustainable Small Farming and Ranching – Spokane County

Tuesday nights 6:00-9:00 pm, September 24 to December 10, 2019 (No class on November 26) During this 12-week class series, students will learn how to apply successful whole farm management principles to a small farm [...]

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 [...]

Find a Course in Your Area:

Is a Small Farm in Your Future? Whole Farm Planning Agricultural Entrepreneurship On-Farm Internship
The foundational elements of Cultivating Success™

  • Farmer Mentorship
  • Experiential Learning
  • Community Place-Based
  • Whole Systems Focused
  • Small Farms