Classoffers training in sustainable farming

Published on Thu, Sep 28, 2006
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Class offers training in sustainable farming

How do smaller farms identify and use the advantages of their size? This is a key question in a semester-long course offered this fall in Lynden. “Sustainable Small-Acreage Farming and Ranching” will help participants find answers to this question.

The course gives students a broad overview of production and marketing options on today’s small farm. 

Participants will include established farmers seeking to sustain their existing operations as well as beginning farmers.  

Course presenters include successful local producers and university specialists with expertise in direct marketing, value-added processing, production planning, and more. Participants will have a chance to conduct farm tours and field visits to see different operations and processing options up close.

Enrollment is beginning now, with the first course starting this week.

The course will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6 - 9 p.m. at the Lynden Library. Sustainable Small-Acreage Farming and Ranching is offered for college or continuing education credit.

For more details and to register, contact Colleen Burrows at 360/ 676-6736,, or check out the website at