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Cultivating Success: Whole Farm Planning – Thurston County

June 11, 2019



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, or For questions regarding the course or registration call Stephen Bramwell: 360-790-9308, or Some additional course information can be found here:


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



Office. 360-867-2161

Cell. 360-790-9308


June 11, 2019
Event Category:


WSU Food Systems
WSU Thurston County Extension


Thurston County Extension Office
3054 Carpenter Rd SE
Lacey, WA United States
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