workshop aimed at helping small farms
Helping a new generation of farmers take root is the goal of a University of Idaho Extension workshop series, “Starting Your Sustainable Small Farm in Idaho.”
The workshop series will include three all-day in-class sessions, a wrap-up event and two farm tours. Meals are also included.
The all-day sessions are scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 13; Saturday, Feb. 3; and Saturday, March 3, from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time at the Wa-A‘Yas Center in Kamiah or at the Integrated Research and Innovation Center in Moscow. The wrap-up event will be March 29. The farm tours will be scheduled with participants for April/May.
"The workshop series will help those aspiring to operate small farms and ranches take a realistic look at their goals and resources." said Iris Mayes, UI Extension Latah County small farms and horticulture educator in Moscow.
“The goal is that at each site we build this community,” she said. “That’s very different from just watching a webinar.”
We have a few spaces open for the Kamiah class so registration has been extended to anyone interested. Students will learn about:
Assessing goals and resources
Evaluating crop and livestock options
Completing a whole-farm plan
Exploring farming and ranching systems
Consulting with experienced farmers
The course fee is $115 for one registrant, $35 for additional adult registrations and $5 for additional youth registrants. Some partial scholarships are available. Lunch is included for the all-day sessions and the wrap up event.
Please contact the Lewis County Extension Office if you are interested or need more information. You can call us at 208-937-2311 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Please let us know by Friday, January 13, if you would like to register for the class.
More information and registration instructions are available online at www.cultivatingsuccess.org/syssf. UI Extension faculty in Bonners Ferry, Caldwell, Cascade, Driggs, Moscow, Sandpoint, Kamiah and Weiser