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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 ¨brand¨?

How do you know if your marketing efforts are successful?

When: October 16 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Olympic College, Poulsbo, Room 219

Two top notch marketing professionals will be sharing their knowledge with you:

Stuart Walton, local business entrepreneur and business mentor will share tips and tricks for cost conscious and impactful use of traditional marketing techniques.

Jeffrey Hora, owner of Social Sapiens, social media strategy and marketing firm, will share how to effectively engage social media to grow your customer base and increase sales.

This class, and the Cultivating Success series, is presented by WSU Kitsap Extension, together with the Farm Services Agency and Kitsap Community & Agricultural Alliance, with generous sponsorship from the Olympic College Foundation.

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Day-of-class registration permitted on a space-available basis; cash/check payment only.
Light refreshments served, but please bring a sack dinner.

WSU Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local WSU Extension office. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact Laura Ryser at 345 6th Street, Suite 550, Bremerton, WA 98337 360-337-7157 ext. 7281 or  at least two weeks prior to any WSU  event

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 farmers and producers. To learn about the series, visit   Doors and registration open at 3:30pm

Course fee $20;  3-course set $54; Full series $136

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Pre-event registration open through July 16 @10pm.

Day-of-class registration $25 permitted on a space-available basis; credit card payment only.

Light refreshments served, but please bring a sack lunch.

Corvus NW is a Kitsap-based consultancy helping local farms, food ventures, makers, and small enterprises manage their business for true sustainability and resilience.

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: Norm Dicks Government Building (345 6th St., Bremerton WA)

To RSVP: This is a FREE educational workshop. To reserve your seat please visit our Brown Paper Ticket event site:

Refreshments and snacks will be provided courtesy of KCAA’s board of directors.

Presented by: Peggy Hall, Legacy Accounting & Software Training

Sponsored by: Kitsap Community & Agricultural Alliance (KCAA) and WSU Regional Small Farms Program

We hope you will register and join us!

Questions? Contact us anytime at

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:
Beth Robinette – a fourth-generation rancher in the Spokane area, and co-founded LINC Foods, a Spokane food hub connecting local farmers and producers and institutional consumers.

Roni Smith – Owner/operator of The Smithshyre, helped found Kitsap Fresh, Kitsap County’s online farmers market.

Laura Ryser – Kitsap County Community and Economic Development Specialist in the WSU Community and Economic Development Program Unit.

This discussion is FREE and promises practical information, insights, and inspiration for any farmer or producer in Kitsap County hoping to grow more, sell more, and connect more with consumers eager to access the rich resource of Kitsap-grown food and farm products. Please join us!

When: Sunday, September 25th from 3pm – 5pm
Where: Olympic College (1600 Chester Avenue) – Rotunda

Please reserve your FREE ticket at Brown Paper Tickets Event Site

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 to receive a free t-shirt at attendance!

The day will consist of:
– Introduction to noxious weeds in our region
– Show & Tell – Bring your noxious weeds (bring up to 20 weeds found on your property to discuss with the group).
– Interactive, hands-on Weed Circus (identification and control recommendations).
– Q&A with Dana Coggon, WSU Kitsap Extension Noxious Weeds officer.

We hope you will register and join us!

Questions? Contact KCAA at

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