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Western Center 2015 Request for Applications (RFA)

The Western Extension Risk Management Education Center (Western Center), in conjunction with the Northeast, North Central and Southern Center announce a funding opportunity for projects that help farm and ranch families succeed through targeted risk management strategies. The maximum amount of requested funding shall not exceed $50,000.

Application Information:  Go to the Western Center website and select “Competitive Grants Program”. The grants application process is fully explained in the Western Center’s 2015 Request for Applications (RFA). It is very important that you read and follow all of the instructions in the RFA.  The online application system includes a user-based access within the Results Verification System (RVS).  Read more

WSU Livestock Advisor Training

Raising Livestock Workshop Series

Western Washington’s unique ability to grow rich, healthy pasture makes it the perfect location for raising livestock. From choosing smaller low line beef to larger framed cows, pastured poultry to milking goats, sheep or the family cow, meat rabbits or swine, these classes will give you a broad over view of livestock selection, nutrition, reproduction, production costs and returns, fencing, all in an environmentally sound and humane manner. Pasture management and renovation is covered at length helping folks become grass farmers to support their livestock. Read more

PCC Land Trust seeking tenant for Historic Reise Farm

PCC Farmland Trust is currently seeking a qualified tenant or buyer for the 120 acre Historic Reise Farm, located in the fertile Puyallup River Valley in Pierce County. The entire property, 66 acres farmable, will be available for lease beginning January 2015 for a negotiated lease term. PCC Farmland Trust will also consider purchase options from qualified farmers at agricultural value, as part of an effort to ensure that farmers in the Puget Sound region have access to affordable land.

More information about the RFP process can be found on our website. PCC Farmland Trust will be accepting complete proposals for lease or sale through September 15th, 2014.