Registration Now Open! 2016 WSU Small Farm Business Planning Course

This comprehensive 10-week course is focused on helping you to create a business plan for your current OR future small farm enterprise (or value-added product). Class participants will hear from local farmers, agency professionals, and business experts on important aspects of farm business planning.  

This course does not cover production practices so it’s advised you have some experience in the area of your enterprise. Follow the title link for more course info or see topics covered below.

Suitable participants will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis so don’t delay! 

Dates: January 13 – March 16

Times: Wednesday evenings 6 – 9pm

Location: Hazel Dell, WA

Cost: $100 per farm or family

Registration instructions: 

If you have any questions about the course or want to determine it’s suitability for you, contact – 360-397-6060 x 5729

Complete this online pre-survey.

WSU Small Farms will contact you when they see your pre-survey has been completed to answer any questions, go over participant expectations and to make sure the class is a good fit.

WSU Small Farms will send you a registration link where payment can be made.

You will be contacted with additional course details after payment has been received. 

Topics covered:

Business Planning Basics

Product & Industry Research

Business Structures

Market Analysis & Consumer Trends

Direct Marketing Options

Marketing: The 5 P’s

Taxes, Licenses & Payroll


Insurance & Risk Management

Record Keeping and Budgeting

If you have any questions, please contact:

Eric Lambert

(360) 397-6060 x 5729 


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