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Jan. 8: ‘Cultivating Success’ course growing small farms
December 1, 2017

By Kate Ryan, WSU Extension

small farm

EVERETT, Wash. – A 12-week course, “Cultivating Success: Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Farm Business Planning,” begins Jan. 8 and will be offered 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Mondays, in Stanwood and Renton, via simulcasting.

Starting March 2: Class offered for woodland owners
February 16, 2016

woodland-owners-course-1VASHON, Wash. – Woodland owners will build skills for caring for their trees through a Forest Stewardship Coached Planning course 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays, March 2-April 20, at the Vashon Land Trust Building, 10014 SW Bank Rd. A field day will be Saturday, April 2.

Jan. 19: ‘Cultivating Success’ helps establish, grow small farms
January 11, 2016

By Kate Halstead, WSU Extension

small farmEVERETT, Wash. – A 12-week course, Sustainable Small-Acreage Farming and Ranching, begins Jan. 19 and will be held 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays at Washington State University Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. It is the first course in the Cultivating Success series.

Jan. 19, 21: Develop/improve farm business plans
December 16, 2015

cows-smallDUVALL, Wash. – When Snoqualmie Valley farmers Bobbi and Chuck Lindemulder started West Valley Beef – their grass-fed, direct-to-customer beef operation – 15 years ago, they had livestock experience but little business know-how.

Starts Nov. 16: WSU Extension offers beekeeping series
October 27, 2015

beeEVERETT, Wash. – The Master Beekeeper introductory/refresher course will be 6:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays, Nov. 16-Dec. 14, in McCollum Park at Washington State University Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. The five-week course will repeat beginning Feb. 22.

Transformative leadership sessions begin Sept. 14, Oct. 5
September 10, 2015

By Richard H. Miller, Academic Outreach and Innovation

tidal-leadershipPULLMAN, Wash. – You don’t have to make a big splash to be a great leader. Tidal Leadership, an online Washington State University certificate program, helps participants develop the calm awareness that leads to powerful action.

Statewide fall courses cultivate farmer success
September 3, 2015

LettucePULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University Extension’s Cultivating Success courses are designed to make starting and maintaining a farm business easier. The courses are offered regularly in counties across the state and can be taken in any order. Registration is open for fall courses.

Forest stewardship class includes wildfire mitigation
September 3, 2015

forest-250LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. – Minimizing wildfire risk is among the management skills that will be taught in the hands-on Forest Stewardship Coached Planning course to be held 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 16-Nov. 4, at the Liberty Lake Public Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave., Liberty Lake, Wash.

Sept. 22: Course helps farmers start, run successful business
September 2, 2015

By Kate Halstead, WSU Extension

farm-course-cowsEVERETT, Wash. – New and current farmers will gain skills in business planning and direct marketing in an in-depth course starting Sept. 22 at the Washington State University Snohomish County Extension Cougar Auditorium in McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett.

Study abroad component enhances criminal justice class
April 10, 2015

PULLMAN, Wash. – In England, a coroner is more an investigating magistrate than someone who conducts autopsies. That’s among the differences discovered by students in Washington State University’s Criminal Justice Study Abroad CRM J 491 course during a spring break visit to London.