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Cultivating Success series starts Jan. 8

Dec 7th, 2017 | Category: News

STANWOOD – WSU Snohomish and King County Extension in partnership with King & Snohomish Conservation Districts will offer Cultivating Success: Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Farm Business Planning to help new and current farmers gain skills in business planning and direct marketing. The course runs in Stanwood on Monday evenings Jan. 8, through March 12, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The course features a full line-up of local guest speakers including bankers, business professionals, and successful farm owners with a special emphasis on the financial and legal issues unique to farm-based businesses. During the course, participants are guided in developing a business plan they can use to help finance and guide a new enterprise or expand an existing farm-based business. The course facilitator is Holly Small, a local agriculture teacher and small farmer who has been leading, developing, and expanding the Cultivating Success series since 2009.

Class size is limited and usually fills quickly. Pre-paid registration is required. Cost for the twelve-week course is $300. To register, visit or download the form at and mail with your check. For more information on the course, contact Kate Ryan, (425) 357-6024,

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