The Vision of Cultivating
vision of the Cultivating Success™
program is to increase producer and consumer understanding, value, and
support of sustainable local farming systems in Washington and Idaho
through educational and experiential opportunities. Partners in this
program strive to create strong communities with
that provide the resources and skills needed to produce local and
sustainable food and agricultural products for the residents of the
Pacific and Inland Northwest.
Cultivating Success™ Program offers a series of
provide beginning and existing farmers with the planning and
decision-making tools, production skills and support necessary to develop
a sustainable small acreage farm.
Cultivating Success™ connects the
student with the farmers and exposes them to real world situations through
a community-based, experiential approach.
are a community member wanting to learn the basics of farming/ranching or
an experienced farmer/rancher wanting to try something new - Cultivating Success™ provides
educational opportunities for anyone interested in the knowledge and
skills you need to be a successful small acreage farmer or rancher.
offered in various locations Washington and Idaho, to audiences that
include new and experienced farmers, academic students, immigrant farmers,
and agricultural professionals.
of Cultivating Success™ is
to create and implement educational programs to increase the number and
foster the success
of sustainable small acreage farmers and ranchers.
accomplish this goal, a collaborative team from
the University of Idaho,
Washington State University
and Rural Roots have developed a community-based education program in
Sustainable Small Acreage Farming and Ranching
available to community members for Continuing Educations Units. Course can be taken individually or as
a series for a
Certificate in Sustainable Small Acreage Farming and
Cultivating Success™ will help you learn what it takes to have a successful
small agricultural enterprise, and help you to acquire many of the skills
to make that happen.
Whether you're interested in sheep, chickens,
berries, asparagus, goats, vegetables, herbs, potted plants, or
this unique program will help you make your small farm dream come true!