New Farmer Resources & Education
Equipping the next generation of farmers.
Interested in farming but not sure how to begin? It can be intimidating if you don’t know where to start. Your local District is a great resource for you to bounce ideas off of and gather advice from.
Check with your local conservation district to see what educational events and workshops are going on near you, such as WSU Extension’s Cultivating Success”, “Sustainable Small Framing and Ranching”, or the “Agricultural Entrepreneurship: The Business Side of Farming” courses, and speak with farm planners who can guide you in learning how to work with your land and where to find other new-farmer resources.
Pro tip: If you don’t know what a farm plan is, please start here.
Spring Pasture Tips
It’s that time of year when the grass gets greener and grows fast! Here are some things to keep in mind before you open up
How You Can be a Conservation Partner
Are you ready to work with your local District to adopt conservation practices and be a good steward to your land? Initial Site Visit A
Tips for a Better Farm & Healthier Horse
Create a Confinement Area When horses are allowed year-round access to pastures, the pastures can become overgrazed in Spring through early Fall, or compacted in
When Will My Grass Start to Grow?
When Does Grass Begin to Grow in The New Year? It all depends on how warm the soil is. Soil temperature determines whether soil microorganisms,
Cover Up with a Winter Cover Crop
A cover crop, sometimes called green manure or catch crop, is grown for the sole purpose of being tilled back into the soil in the
What to Do When An Animal Dies
Our wet, windy and damp winters can be very hard on aging and sick animals. Winter can also be a difficult time to bury a