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Course helps farmers gain business skills

To achieve financial success in agriculture, farmers must view their operations as a business and Washington State University’s Snohomish County Extension is offering assistance with a 12-week course, “Cultivating Success: Agricultural Entrepreneurship,” so farmers can gain skills in business planning and direct marketing as well as how to deal with the financial and legal issues unique to farm businesses.

The course runs 6 - 9 p.m., Mondays beginning Jan. 12 at the University Center at Everett Station, 3201 Smith Ave. in Everett.

This in-depth business planning course covers evaluating resources, planning and research, legal and management issues, marketing strategies, budgets and financial statements along with how to cultivate money resources.

The cost is $250 and pre-registration is required. Call Karie Christensen at 425-338-2400, klchristen@cahnrs.wsu.edu.

For information on the course, e-mail Holly Thompson at hollynthompson@verizon.net. For more information on the Cultivating Success program, visit www.cultivatingsuccess.org.

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