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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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Voting for the 2018 Kitsap Grown Farmer of the Year has begun!

Voting for the 2018 Kitsap Grown Farmer of the Year has begun!

Voting is now open until 15 September. Criteria to consider when voting: Click this link to vote! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6MXM6TN 1. Contributions that the farm business has made in the community as a whole. 2. The growth of farm business over the past year. 3. Contributions to the furtherance and advocacy of farming and agriculture in Kitsap County. 4. Past history of farm activities. Thank you in advance and we look forward to seeing you at the 10th Annual KGHD to celebrate the…

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We Are Hiring An Event Coordinator!

We Are Hiring An Event Coordinator!

KGHD Event Coordinator Job Description The Kitsap Community & Agricultural Alliance is currently seeking an experienced Event Coordinator to manage our Annual Kitsap Grown Harvest Dinner (KGHD) taking place at Olympic College on Sunday, October 7th. The Event Coordinator oversees all aspects of event planning and management, including internal and external communications. The harvest dinner hosts 200 – 250 attendees and approximately 50 volunteers. A successful candidate will be extremely organized and be able to manage the logistics of multiple…

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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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Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting

The Kitsap Community & Agricultural Alliance’s Annual Meeting is coming up on Tuesday, March 27th at 6pm. We will be sharing our accomplishments from 2017 and discussing future projects KCAA will be taking on in 2018. This is a potluck meeting (potluck dish not required to attend), and is open to KCAA members and the general community; anyone who may be interested in learning more about KCAA! When: Tuesday, March 27th Time: 6pm – 8pm Where: Island Lake Community Center…

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KCAA’s Farmer of the Year 2017 – Nominations

KCAA’s Farmer of the Year 2017 – Nominations

It’s that time of year again! Farm Business/Farmer of the Year nominations are going on now through August 31st. Nominate by emailing us at info@kitsapag.org. Be sure to tell us why you are nominating the farmer/farm business (include criteria below). We will compile the nominations and send/post a link to a survey to vote in early September. The 2017 Farmer/Farm Business of the Year will be announced at the 9th Annual Kitsap Grown Harvest Dinner (KGHD) on Sunday, September 24th…

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The Kitsap Great Give – May 2nd

The Kitsap Great Give – May 2nd

KCAA will be taking part in this years Great Give on May 2nd. Join us in our “I’m Committed” campaign to support farmers and locally grown food! Your donation supports scholarships for budding agripreneurs, educational workshops that we provide, the Central Kitsap Farmers Market and the Kitsap Grown Harvest Dinner. How it works: For 24 hours on May 2, you can review the profiles of over 200 local nonprofit organizations on the Kitsap Great Give website (including KCAA’s!). Donate to…

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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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