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Farmers for America Screening – Port Orchard

Farmers for America Screening – Port Orchard

Join the Kitsap Community & Agricultural Alliance (KCAA) for a special screening of Farmers For America. This is a new and important documentary on one of the most crucial issues facing American food production: Who will feed us? The average age of the U.S. farmer is 60. Half of America’s farmland is going to change hands in the next 12 years. 20% of our food is imported. This is the story of young people who are stepping up and farming…

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Farmers For America Screening – Kingston

Farmers For America Screening – Kingston

Join the Kitsap Community & Agricultural Alliance (KCAA) for a special screening of Farmers For America. This is a new and important documentary on one of the most crucial issues facing American food production: Who will feed us? The average age of the U.S. farmer is 60. Half of America’s farmland is going to change hands in the next 12 years. 20% of our food is imported. This is the story of young people who are stepping up and farming…

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Barn Raiser at The Smithshyre

Barn Raiser at The Smithshyre

Come on out and enjoy a fun filled evening on the farm! The Kitsap Community & Agricultural Alliance (KCAA) is pairing with The Smithshyre to put on a special Barn Raiser event on Jun 2nd from 4pm to 9pm. This is a family friendly event that will include food, live music, kids activities, farm tours and a petting zoo with fur babies from the farm! Entrance is a suggested donation of $5 with all proceeds going directly to supporting The…

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Marketing Your Farm Business

Marketing Your Farm Business

Farmers, producers, processors! Come one, come all! Even if your business isn’t quite off the ground, you´re welcome to attend Marketing Your Farm Business is 4th in a series of monthly classes in the ¨Cultivating Success¨ curriculum for farmers and food businesses working within our local food system. It’s going to be a great class! You´ll learn: How can you differentiate yourself from the pack? What’s your secret sauce? How do you develop a niche product or market? What´s your…

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Is Farming Right for You?

Is Farming Right for You?

When: July 17 @ 4:00 pm – 8:30 pm Where: Olympic College, Poulsbo Sponsored by Farm Services Agency, WSU Extension and the Kitsap Community & Agricultural Alliance, Presented by Paul McClellan of Corvus Northwest with guest speakers.   We’ll learn from local farmers about their journey into farming, and discuss some predictors for farm business success. We’ll explore how clear goals, limits, and needs-determination drive good business decisions.   This class is the first in a series of monthly, local food systems courses for new and beginning…

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Basic Accounting Workshop For Farmers

Basic Accounting Workshop For Farmers

Join Kitsap Community & Agricultural Alliance (KCAA) along with Legacy Accounting and WSU Regional Small Farms Program as we delve into basic accounting for farmers. What the workshop will cover: – Why bother tracking Income and Expenses? – The Financial Statements:  Income Statement, Cash Flow and Balance Sheet – Basic Accounting Concepts – Developing a Bookkeeping System – spreadsheets vs. an accounting program – Pricing, Budgeting, and Forecasting for Profitability When: Monday, December 5th, 2016 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. Where:…

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Food Hubs – Connecting Farmers & Consumers

Food Hubs – Connecting Farmers & Consumers

We want to help grow the pie! Please join KCAA and friends for a special interactive panel discussion centered on the exciting and brave new world of the local food hub model! The success of local farms depends upon creating and reaching new markets, both retail and institutional. Our panel of experts will discuss issues of particular importance to local farmers, producers, and other parties interested in growing and being a part of a thriving local-food model. Guest Panel Includes:…

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KCAA Noxious Weeds Workshop – Gotta Pull ‘Em All!

KCAA Noxious Weeds Workshop – Gotta Pull ‘Em All!

Join  KCAA and Dana Coggon of WSU Kitsap Extension for an informative day looking at Noxious Weeds in our area and in your own backyard. This is a FREE community workshop focusing on plant problems on farmland and in the backyard garden. Registration is required. Those that RSVP will receive a FREE t-shirt! When: Sunday, August 21st, 2016 from 12pm – 3pm Where: Norm Dicks Government Building (345 6th St., Bremerton) RSVP at http://kcaanoxiousweeds.bpt.me/ to receive a free t-shirt at…

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KCAA to host Joel Salatin’s visit to Kitsap on September 27th, several events including the Kitsap Grown Harvest Dinner

KCAA to host Joel Salatin’s visit to Kitsap on September 27th, several events including the Kitsap Grown Harvest Dinner

A day with Joel Salatin and the 7th Annual Kitsap Grown Harvest Dinner, Sunday September 27th 2015. The mission of KCAA is to provide education, resources, and advocacy for local agriculture on the Kitsap Peninsula. In keeping with these goals, we are proud to bring Joel Salatin – farmer, public speaker, writer, and advocate for local, sustainable and sensible agriculture to participate in an exciting series of events. Throughout the day, Joel will meet with local young farmers, speak at…

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