BFRDP Projects

Facilitating success for beginning farmers and ranchers in Washington`s remote island communities.
[Final Report]

Award Amount: $554,548
Grant Program: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Director: Sebastian Aguilar
Organization: Organic Farm School


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Project Overview

This project served new and existing beginning farmers and ranchers (BFRs) on islands in NW Washington State and beyond through providing education and training, access to land and technical assistance. A collaboration of five organizations, this project worked to improve and expand the resources and opportunities available to these BFRs. This project worked through five objectives including; 1) offering numerous workshops on a variety of topics such as poultry processing, forage production, business planning, food safety and more, 2) expanded a full-time farmer training program to include more thorough training on livestock and forage production as well as expanded mechanics, financial management and marketing training, 3) created a program to assist BFR access to available and/or underutilized farmland, 4) offered technical assistance on business planning, financial management, and marketing, and 5) created a mentoring program linking regional elder farmers to local BFRs.

Number of Participants: 378


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