Farm Business Planning Course starts January 19
Parent Category: Growing
Created on Wednesday, 04 January 2012 01:20
Written by Carolyn Goodwin
Kitsap County Extension will be offering its popular Ag Entrepreneurship Course on starting and sustaining a profitable small farm or agricultural enterprise beginning January 19th. Community members are invited to sign up for this intensive, hands-on learning opportunity. The course features a full line-up of local guest speakers: bankers, accountants, attorneys, and successful farm owners.
Participants will gain skills in business planning, direct marketing and record-keeping. They'll also receive information on federal and state programs targeted to the needs of small producers, including resources to improve risk management and conservation practices.
The course is designed for both beginning farmers as well as current growers who are looking to take their farm in a new direction. Guest lecturers for the courses are regional growers who are models of sustainable agriculture in their farming and marketing practices. Participants will complete the course having developed a business plan they can take to the bank to finance their new enterprise or use as a roadmap for their farm business.
. Registration information can also be viewed on the web at: http://county.wsu.edu/kitsap/
Next on the calendar is the West Sound Small Farms Expo, scheduled for February 11 on the Olympic College campus.