Public invited to envision future of agriculture
August 27, 2008 · Updated 4:56 PM
The public is invited to provide feedback and to help create priorities and a long-term vision for agriculture in Snohomish County by attending one of two community engagement workshops sponsored by the Snohomish County Office of Economic Development.
Representatives from the Snohomish County Agricultural Sustainability Project team will answer questions about the project and facilitate discussion.
The Agriculture Sustainability Project is a community-based initiative created to enhance and strengthen the Countys agricultural economy as well as preserve local farmlands.
The first workshop is set to start at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 25 at Presidents Elementary School, 505 E. 3rd St. in Arlington and the second workshop starts at 6:30 p.m
Thursday, March 27 at Snohomish High School, 1316 5th St. in Snohomish, WA
For more information contact Linda Neunzig (425) 388-7170 or see the Web site at www.snoco.org, search focus on farming.
The Snohomish County Agriculture Sustainability Project is a community-based initiative to enhance and strengthen the countys agricultural economy and its critical land base. It is the result of farmers, agriculture agencies, advocates and government coming together for the preservation and prosperity of Snohomish Countys rapidly changing agriculture industry.
This groundbreaking project will result in a community-owned vision of how the farming community and the general public envision local agriculture to look and function for the next 100 years, coupled with practical approaches and strategies to achieve that vision.
The end result of this initiative will be a business plan for agribusiness in Snohomish County that will take Snohomish County into the next century as a productive, progressive agricultural community.