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Sustaining small farms course offered by USDA

Do you farm and need some help improving your bottom line? Do you dream of farming, and aren’t sure where to begin?

The “Sustainable Small Acreage Farming and Ranching” course provides beginning and expanding farmers with planning and decision-making tools, production skills, and support necessary to develop or improve their sustainable small farm or ranch.

Course presenters include successful local producers and university specialists with expertise in direct marketing, value-added processing, production planning, and more.

Course participants will have a chance to conduct farm tours and field visits to see different operations and processing options up close.  They also qualify for college or continuing education credit.

The Sustainable Small Farming and Ranching Overview course costs $250, including materials. This course is made possible by the USDA Risk Management Agency and the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Program.

Scholarships and continuing Education Units are available.

The course will be held Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the Norm Dicks Government Center located at 345 Sixth St. in Bremerton.

To register or for more information contact Diane Fish at 360-337-7026, dfish@wsu.edu. Registration information can also be viewed on the web at: www.county.wsu.edu/kitsap/.

 

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