Agricultural entrepreneurship, planning class set

Craft3 and the North Olympic Development Council are sponsoring a course to help participants develop a detailed agricultural business plan.

The classes will be conducted 6 and 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, Oct. 10 through Dec. 19, at the WSU Classroom, 97 Oak Bay Road, Port Hadlock.

“A unique combination of guest speakers, in class discussion and assignments, this course dives into the business side of running a farm, from sales and marketing to financial management,” according to the course website. “At the end of the course, you will have the core elements of a business plan to guide your farm forward.

Topics include: Licensing and permitting, market analysis and trends, branding, operations, personal planning, accounting and bookkeeping, finances and taxes, and insurance.

The cost of the course is $260 per farm. Pre-registration is required.

For more information and to register, go to the course’s website.