Monthly Archives: December 2016

NABC Business Development Support Projects Benefit Beginning and Minority Agriculture Enterprises

Beginning and minority farmers and food producers in Northwest Washington stand to benefit from three new projects undertaken by the Northwest Agriculture Business Center, supported by two USDA grant programs. The Beginning Farmer & Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) was created … Continue reading

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NABC Transition to Value Added Workshops Announced; Sign Up Now

The essence of NABC’s purpose and mission is to support agricultural producers with the development of their farm businesses. This could be a start-up of a new farm business, the expansion of an existing farm business, or developing a value-added … Continue reading

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Pasture-Raised Poultry and Egg Cooperative Start Up

NABC is providing technical assistance and financial support for the formation of Cascade Cooperative Farms (CCF) and its effort to become a 521 designated agricultural co-op. Thanks to generous grant funding from the King Conservation District (KCD) CCF will begin … Continue reading

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2016 Processing Season Comes to a Close

With Thanksgiving now behind us, the 2016 processing season for NABC’s Mobile Poultry Processing Unit is now complete. The Unit processed almost 8,200 poultry, including chickens, turkeys and our first full day of ducks, and serviced 11 farmers over the … Continue reading

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Farmers Take Ownership of the Puget Sound Food Hub

Seven years after it was initially formed as a wholesale market under the I-5 overpass in Mount Vernon, the Puget Sound Food Hub opened its 2016 season as a member ownedcooperative, operating an aggregating and distribution entity. The PSFH services … Continue reading

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Last Call! Register Now – Access to Capital Workshop Jan 24th

   ARE YOU SEEKING CAPITAL FOR YOUR FARM OR FOOD-RELATED BUSINESS? Access to Capital for New and Beginning Farmers and Food Businesses Tuesday, January 24, 2017 8:45AM to 3:45 PM Seafarers Memorial Park 601 Seafarers Way, Anacortes, WA 98273 Farm … Continue reading

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USDA Value Added Producer Grant Boot Camp

January 10, 2017 (Tuesday) 8:45AM – 3:00PM WSU Snohomish County, 600 128th St SE, Everett, WA 98208 NABC is partnering with the USDA Rural Development Department to present a day-long workshop to support local agricultural producers with their development of USDA … Continue reading

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NABC Cider & Perry Orcharding Workshop

February 16, 2017 (Thursday)  8:45 AM – 4:00 PM Brightwater Treatment Center, 22505 State Route 9 S.E., Woodinville, WA 98072-6010 Cider is the fastest growing craft beverage in North America. To support the industry and provide sources of high tannin … Continue reading

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WSU’s Cultivating Success Course

WSU Snohomish and King County Extension in partnership with the Snohomish Conservation District will offer Cultivating Success: Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Farm Business Planning to help new and current farmers gain skills in business planning and direct marketing. The course runs … Continue reading

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Access to Capital for New and Beginning Farmers and Food Businesses

Access to Capital for New and Beginning Farmers and Food Businesses Tuesday, January 24, 2016 Seafarers Memorial Park, Anacortes, WA 98221 Farm businesses need access to capital whether it’s a new business start-up, a business expansion, purchasing land or new … Continue reading

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