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Do you have a dream of developing your own small farm? Do you have acreage that you’d like to farm, but don’t know how to get started? Do you currently have a small farm, but want to look at other options for that farm? If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, then WSU Extension has the program for you!
Beginning on Thursday, February 27 Washington State University Extension will be teaching a course they call “Cultivating Success” for those interested in learning the basics about operating a successful small farm. The course is a series of classes designed to assist people develop successful farming plans for small-scale acreages. Classes will be held each Thursday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm beginning February 27, and ending on April 24. Classes will be held at the Virginia Grainger building in Okanogan. A total of 17 different farming topics will be taught in this course, including Sustainable Soil Management, Irrigation Management, Weed Control, Livestock & Poultry Production, Vegetable Production, Fruit Production, Marketing Your Farm’s Products, and much more. Most of the classes will be taught by WSU faculty members, and there will also be a number of successful area farmers coming in as guest speakers.
Space is limited in this exciting course so you should contact WSU Extension today to sign up, or to get more information. You can stop by the WSU Extension office in the County Courthouse, or you can call 509-422-7245 to register for this course or for more information.