Begin to Farm Skagit

A Community Network Committed to Farming Success

Begin to Farm Skagit connects famers wanting to START, OPERATE and/or GROW a successful farm in this region with resources, technical assistance and education.

Expert Guidance

A Network of Technical Experts are available to answer your questions, assist in navigating the directory, and connect you to service providers that can provide what you need.

For assistance with your farming questions in Skagit send us an email at begintofarmskagit@vivafarms.org or call 360.969.7191.

We have technical advisors ready to help you and your farm succeed.

Local & Collaborative

We are a collaboration of non-profit, business, and government groups committed to expanding the local agricultural economy by connecting local farmers to services, information, and technical resources.

Education & Training

Begin to Farm Skagit provides beginning farmers with education, training and technical assistance for launching and operating successful farm businesses. This effort is a partnership between several local, regional, and national organizations. including the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Beginning Farmer Rancher Development Program to ensure the future of Agriculture here in Skagit County.

Services provided:

Classroom-based education in sustainable agriculture

Bilingual classroom based poultry production and 1:1 mentoring

Bilingual land-based farm business startup, incubation and technical assistance

Bilingual workshops covering sustainable agriculture and access to capital

Farm to School workshops and technical assistance for farms and food services

Farmland access and farmland protection, access and transfer technical assistance