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Leasing farmland workshop, webcast set for Oct. 24

Oct 6th, 2012 | Category: News

LYNDEN – A workshop and webcast about leasing farmland by WA FarmLink & WSU Whatcom Extension will be presented at BelleWood Acres Farm on Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Leasing is one of the most common ways growers access farmland, and this workshop will discuss best practices, legalities, insurance, and hear how seasoned farmers have made successful leasing arrangements. Speakers include: attorney Lesa Starkenburg Kroontje (Legal Side of Leasing Land); Lesa Boxx, Financial Representative, COUNTRY(r) Financial (Insurance and Farming); and a Farmer Panel with Amy Fontaine, of Terra Verde Garden, and Clayton Burrows, of Growing Washington. A light and local dinner will be served for those who can attend in person, catered by Bellewood Acres.  This workshop is free.  Please register by Oct. 19 to attend in person or via webcast at: or contact Sarah Wilcox, WA FarmLink, at or (206) 632-0606.  This workshop is sponsored by a grant from the USDA/WSDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program with support from WA FarmLink/Cascade Harvest Coalition, WSU Whatcom Extension, and BelleWood Acres Farm.  Bellewood Acres is located at 6140 Guide Meridian in Lynden.

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