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Cultivating Success

Sunflower at WSU Organic FarmThe Cultivating Success™ Program offers a series of courses that provide beginning and existing farmers with the planning and decision-making tools, production skills and support necessary to develop a sustainable small acreage farm. Cultivating Success™ connects the student with the farmers and exposes them to real world situations through a community-based, experiential approach. Whether you are a community member wanting to learn the basics of farming/ranching or an experienced farmer/rancher wanting to try something new – Cultivating Success™ provides educational opportunities for anyone interested in the knowledge and skills you need to be a successful small acreage farmer or rancher.

Courses are offered in various locations around Washington and Idaho to audiences that include new and experienced farmers, academic students, immigrant farmers, and agricultural professionals. You can find out more about the Cultivating Success program in Idaho by visiting

The goal of Cultivating Success™ is to create and implement educational programs to increase the number and foster the success of sustainable small acreage farmers and ranchers.

We thank our funders for support to continue education
for small farmers and ranchers in Idaho and Washington:

Funding for Cultivating Success™ has been made possible by our current funders and past funding from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program, USDA Risk Management Agency, USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education, USDA Western Sustainable Agriculture Research Education, USDA Higher Education Challenge Grants, USDA CSREES Western Center for Risk Management Education, and the Kellogg Foundation.

 Cultivating Success™ is a partnership of Washington State University, University of Idaho, and Rural Roots

University of Idaho, Rural Roots, and Washington State University do not discriminate on the basis race/ethnicity,
color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sex orientation, age, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental, of physical disability, use of a trained guide dog or service animal, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran status in its administration of educational policies, programs, or activities,
or other University administered programs or employment.

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