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Ag Entrepreneurship Course Teaches Business Planning to Small Acreage Farmers
Wednesdays, January 22 through March 25, 2020
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Hazel Dell, WA
Clark County, WA - Are you thinking of starting a small farm or agricultural business? Do you want to expand your current farm business? Would you like assistance in writing a business plan for your farm? You can get started by signing up for WSU Extension’s “Cultivating Success: Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Business Planning” course. The 10 week class series is designed to help entrepreneurs develop a workable business plan to guide the success and sustainability of their agricultural enterprise.
“A business plan is like a roadmap that can guide farmers to be successful and sustainable” says Doug Stienbarger, WSU Clark County Extension Director.
The course will teach beginning and existing farmers and value-added producers new skills in business planning and important aspects of operating a sustainable business. Special emphasis is placed on direct marketing, record keeping, and financial and legal issues unique to agricultural businesses. Instructors include farm marketing specialists, accountants, attorneys, agricultural professionals, and local farmers sharing their farming and marketing experience.
“This course is an excellent opportunity for small acreage farmers to improve an existing business or learn the ropes of entrepreneurship if they are just starting out”, says Teresa Koper, Small Acreage Program Coordinator.
Registration is $100 per farm or family and class size is limited to the first 30 participants (partial scholarships are available on a limited basis). This class series fills up quickly so contact Teresa Koper at [email protected] or visit the WSU Clark County Extension events calendar (https://extension.wsu.edu/clark/calendar/) for registration details on this terrific learning opportunity.
WSU Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Persons requiring special accommodations should call WSU Extension Clark County at (564) 397-5733 two weeks prior to the event.