Cultivating Success is a unique community-based farming education program at Washington State University and the University of Idaho. It includes two 14-week semester courses, Sustainable Small Farming and Ranching, and Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Business Planning, that can be taken individually or for a Certificate of Completion. CS also has an on-farm internship program.
Farm Walks Our popular Farm Walk series is held on the State’s premier organic and sustainable farms. The program began in 2003 and now typically reaches over 450 participants each year. We bring farmers and agricultural professionals together on farms around the state to review techniques used by successful farmers, and discuss topics with WSU researchers and specialists. Held throughout the growing season in geographically disperse areas of the state, the unique expertise developed by established growers and researchers is shared experientially through guided question-and-answer sessions. WSU specialists are present for technical and regulatory questions.
Narrated Presentations covering a variety of marketing and production topics are available.
Advanced Courses Full-day courses on a variety of topics were developed and are provided on-line. Topics include cover cropping, sustainable livestock production, seed production, season extension, and soil management.
Videos Educational videos featuring WSU researchers discussing topics relevant to small farmers, including food safety, poultry, riparian buffers, and farming systems research.