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Whole Farm Planning

It is suggested that this course be taken first in the Cultivating Success series and helps participants explore the unique challenges associated with starting up and successfully running a farm or food business. 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.

This course also offers a crucial opportunity to build your community network with your cohort and with presenters including 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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Course Locations:

Skagit & Island County Snohomish County Spokane County
Covering these primary topics:

  • Sustainability Concepts
  • Whole Farm Planning
  • Evaluating Resources
  • Enterprise Assessment Marketing Strategies
  • Crop Production
  • Ecological Soil Management
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Livestock & Grazing Management
  • Equipment & Facilities
  • Enterprise Budgets
  • On-Farm Field Trips