WSU Whatcom County Extension

Agriculture in Whatcom County

WSU Whatcom County Extension        

Land Seeker & New Farmer Workshop

May 2, 2011 - Everett, WA
Agenda (pdf)

Welcome & Attendee Introductions
   Andrew Corbin, WSU Snohomish County Extension
   Sarah Wilcox, Cascade Harvest Coalition, FarmLink Program Manager

What to Look for in Farm Property, Land Management Tools, and What to Ask a Realtor

   Bobbi Lindemulder, Snohomish Conservation District
   Rick Lindemulder, Coldwell Banker Bain

Ways to Acquire Land and Working with a Land Trust
   Melissa Campbell, PCC Farmland Trust
   Mary Embleton, Cascade Harvest Coalition

Financing Options and How to Prepare For a Lender
   Guillermo Mattox, NW Farm Credit Services
   Jeff Peterson, Farm Service Agency

Resources, Classes, and Trends in Production
   Chris Benedict, WSU Pierce County Extension
   Mary Embleton, Cascade Harvest Coalition

Innovative Ways to Get Farmers on the Land: Viva Farms
   Sarita Schaffer, Viva Farms & WSU

Farmer Networks: WA Young Farmers Coalition
   Chandler Briggs, WA Young Farmers Coalition


Three Sponsors WSDA Cascade Harvest Coalition WSU Extension

This workshop is sponsored by Cascade Harvest Coalition, the USDA/WSDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, and WSU Extension, with assistance from NW Farm Credit Services, USDA Farm Service Agency, and USDA Risk Management Agency.



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