Begin to Farm NetworkA Community Network Committed to Farming Success
The Begin to Farm Network connects farmers wanting to START, OPERATE and/or GROW a successful farm in the North and Central Puget Sound region with resources, technical assistance and education.
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 the North and Central Puget Sound region, send us an email at [email protected] or call 360-969-7191 x2.
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
The Begin to Farm Network 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.
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
Farmland access and farmland protection, access and transfer technical assistance
This work is supported in part by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program, Award #: 2021-70033-35709.