Skagit Valley College to offer course in Sustainable Farming and Ranching
Written by Admin
Sunday, 18 September 2011 17:48
WSU Skagit County Extension and Viva Farms have partnered with Skagit Valley College to deliver the Sustainable Farming and Ranching course in Mount Vernon, WA. This year, the course may be taken to earn college credits towards Skagit Valley College's new Sustainable Agriculture Microcertificate.
Participants will also be given priority for a plot at Viva Farms, a 33 acre farm incubator where new farmers can get established.
Sustainable Small Farming and Ranching is a 12-week bilingual (English/Spanish) course developed by Washington State University and delivered by WSU Skagit County Extension and Viva Farms. The course guides new and prospective farmers through the process of starting or transforming a farm operation.
The course starts Wed., Sept. 21, 2011 and is held the next 11 Wednesdays, 6-9pm until Dec 7.
Sustainable crop production
Ecological soil management
Integrated pest & weed management
Sustainable livestock & poultry systems
Facilities and equipment
Direct marketing strategies
Cost: $250 per farm family. For college credit, you must enroll in Skagit Valley College. Contact us for more info if you're interested.
More details about course content at www.CultivatingSuccess.org
To register email your name, address and phone to: i
Questions? Call Sarita @ 360-707-3223 / 206-914-7948