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Farmlink Land Seeker Meeting - Everett, WA

Posted: March 31 2011

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Washington FarmLink invites you to join...
Land Seeker & New Farmer Workshop
May 2, 2011; 4:00 - 8:00 pm
WSU Snohomish County Extension's Cougar Auditorium, Everett, WA
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Come join us!
How do you look for farmland and work to put together a sustainable farming operation--one that is financially, ecologically, and personally viable? Take the first step with
the FarmLink Land Seeker & New Farmer Workshop.
Please register by April 25 by visiting, https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/167580
Location:
Monday, May 2, 2011; 4:00pm - 8:00pm
WSU Snohomish County Extension Cougar Auditorium
600 128th St SE
Everett, WA 98208-6353
There is plenty of space at the WSU Everett location; however, there is a webcast option for those who are not in the Western WA area.  You'll be asked during registration if you will be participating via webcast and if so, we will contact you beforehand with instructions.
At this workshop we will focus on the following areas:
- What to look for in a property
- Land management basics and farm planning resources
- Ways to acquire land
- Working with a land trust
- Financing options and how to prepare for a lender
- Farmer resources and education opportunities
- Trends in production
- Apprenticeships
- Labor options for small farms
- Farm incubator projects
- Farmer networks
You'll also get to meet others who are working towards finding land or starting a new farm.
There will be a light meal at this workshop.
Cost:
$10 for current FarmLink members.  This fee includes spouse, family member or farm partner.
$45 for folks who are not currently FarmLink members or who need to renew FarmLink membership.  This fee includes your FarmLink membership for the year as well as spouse, family member or farm partner.
New Members: If you are a new FarmLink member, please fill out and return the Looking for Land form to complete your enrollment. You may return this form by:
email - [email protected]
mail - Cascade Harvest Coalition, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Room 123, Seattle, WA 98103
fax - (206)632-0606
We hope you'll join us.
Best,
Sarah Wilcox
FarmLink Program Manager
Cascade Harvest Coalition
www.cascadeharvest.org
Questions?  Late Registration?  [email protected] or (206)632-0606
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This event made possible by:
USDA Specialty Block Crop Grant Program, WSDA, Cascade Harvest Coalition, WSU Extension, WA Young Farmers Coalition, Snohomish Conservation District, Pierce Conservation District, Coldwell Banker Bain, NW Farm Credit Services, Grow Food, Viva Farms, Kulshan Community Land Trust, PCC Farmland Trust, King Co Agriculture Programs, Office of Farmland Preservation, Full Circle Farm, Tahoma Farms/Terra Organics, Sno-Valley Tilth, Evergreen State College, Willie Green's Organic Farm, Cha's Farm, Island Meadow Farm, Re-Leaf Landscape Design, and more!
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Learn more about the FarmLink Program
Washington FarmLink is the state's leading program to link aspiring farmers and landowners and help build sustainable farming operations. FarmLink addresses barriers that farmers face in keeping their land in farming and answers the call for more technical assistance and education.
Cascade Harvest Coalition | 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N. Room 123 | Seattle | WA | 98103