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Is a Small Farm in Your Future? Workshop Being Offered to Assess Your New Farming Business Ideas

May 4 workshop set all day in Kamiah

University of Idaho Extension

University of Idaho Extension

— Interested in starting a small farm? Wonder what it would take, and if you’re ready?

“Is a Small Farm in Your Future?” is the title of a one-day workshop set this Friday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This is the first time this workshop has been offered in the Upper Clearwater area.

Whether you’re in the planning stages or have just begun, this one-day intensive workshop will help you determine what options are available for you, explore potential markets and profitability for different enterprises, network with others and learn what it takes to begin and sustain a small-scale farming business.

Instructors include Colette DePhelps, University of Idaho Area Extension educator for community food systems, and Ken Hart, Lewis/Idaho County Extension educator.

The workshop will be in the meeting room of the Clearwater 12 Motel (108 E. 3rd Street, Highway 12, Kamiah). Registration is preferred and is $10 per person. Call the U of I Extension, Lewis County office, at 208-937-2311. Limited seats will be available at the door.

“There is still some room for people to register for this class,” said Ken Hart, Lewis County Extension Educator. “This workshop will help people evaluate their plans for the future and provide new ideas and information to help increase the chance of success.”

This course is offered by the U of I Extension Small Farms Program and Rural Roots, an Idaho-based nonprofit focused on farmer networking and education. The 15-year collaboration has enrolled nearly 600 students across Idaho in the Cultivating Success training program.

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The event and others statewide are funded by a $506,122 grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA-BFR 2015-70017-23932).


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