Cultivating Success™is a partnership between Washington State University, University of Idaho Extension and Rural Roots. The vision of the Cultivating Success™ program is to increase producer and consumer understanding, value, and support of sustainable local farming systems in Washington and Idaho through educational and experiential opportunities. Partners in this program strive to create strong communities with infrastructures that provide the resources and skills needed to produce local and sustainable food and agricultural products for the residents of the Pacific and Inland Northwest.
For more information about the Cultivating Success™ program in general, please visit their website: www.cultivatingsuccess.org.
The Mason County Small Farms Program offers the following CS Courses on a regular basis to small farm entrepreneurs from in the South Sound.
Sustainable Small Farming & Ranching
This course has students taking a realistic look at their goals and resources, and helps them evaluate what type of small acreage enterprise is right for them. Students are exposed to all types of farming and ranching systems, guest farmers speak to the class, and field trips are taken to local farms.
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· Click HERE for the CURRENT course registration form
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This in-depth business planning course covers evaluating resources, planning and research, legal and management issues, marketing strategies, budgets and financial statements and cultivating money resources. Participants produce a completed business plan by completion of course. Farmers and small business resource providers serve as guest speakers, bringing real world experience to the class. In Mason, Thurston, Lewis, Grays Harbor & Pacific counties, we are proud to partner with Enterprise for Equity to offer a high quality, intense course offering for the serious food and farm entrepreneur.
· Check out our Ag Business page for detailed information about this course