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Cultivating Success: Whole Farm Planning – Thurston County
12-Week Whole Farm Planning Course
Washington State University Extension – Thurston County
June 11th – August 27th
Tuesday Evenings, 6-8:30pm
WSU Thurston County Extension Office
This quarter-long class will provide practical information about whole farm planning, ecologically-based, diversified production systems, and alternative marketing techniques. Gain knowledge of the practical aspects of sustainable small acreage production systems for a wide variety of enterprises. The course involves guest lectures from local farmers, field trips, and classroom instruction. Students will develop a whole-farm plan during the class.
Topics Covered Include:
- Sustainability Concepts
- Whole Farm Planning
- Resource Evaluation
- Direct Marketing
- Enterprise Assessment
- Sustainable Crop Production
- Ecological Soils Management
- Integrated Pest & Weed Management
- Livestock & Poultry management
- Planning for value-added food processing & food safety
- Planning for profit
Registration required: Class held at Thurston Co. Extension Office: 3054 Carpenter Rd SE, Lacey, WA. To register call: 360-709-2020, orhttps://www.campusce.net/spscc/Course/Course.aspx. For questions regarding the course or registration call Stephen Bramwell: 360-790-9308, or email:email@example.com. Some additional course information can be found here:https://extension.wsu.edu/thurston/agriculture/cultivatingsuccess/.
Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs. Please contact us two weeks prior to the class. *A “plus 1” cost is available for family members or bus. partners.
Stephen G. Bramwell
County Director & Agriculture Faculty
Washington State University Thurston County Extension
3054 Carpenter Rd SE
Lacey, WA 98503