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Tilth Alliance's Farm Business Incubator

Tilth Alliance provides farm business training and support to farmers developing new farm businesses in the Seattle-Tacoma region.

Tilth Alliance's Farm Business Incubator

Tilth Alliance provides farm business training and support to farmers developing new farm businesses in the Seattle-Tacoma region. Participants take part in our nine month Sustainable Farming Education Program where they take classes focusing on sustainable agricultural production, business planning, land access and more while also gaining hands-on experience through working days and tours of local farms.

  • PROGRAM FEE — $250 (Tilth Alliance strives to educate everyone, regardless of their financial means. Financial assistance is available!)
  • SCHEDULE
    • February 22 — class orientation and introduction
    • March-May — Thursdays, 6-8:30 p.m.
    • June-October — two farm visits (Saturdays) and one in-class business development class (Thursdays) per month
  • LOCATION — South Seattle / South King County, location to be determined

Apply for Sustainable Farming Education Program

The application period for 2018 has closed. Check back here in the fall for next year's application or contact Rachel Schindler to learn more. 

Farmers

What Is a "Farm Business Incubator?"

In Tilth Alliance's farm business incubator, participants go through nine months of education and create farm business plans. After successfully completing the course, participants receive ongoing support around production, land access, marketing and business development through one-on-one technical assistance, site visits, resource referral, advocacy and ongoing educational workshops.

Thank You Partners and Supporters!

Tilth Alliance's farm business incubator (formerly "Seattle Tilth Farm Works") is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program, USDA Grant #2011-49400-30615. Visit Start2Farm.gov to find more resources and programs for beginning farmers and ranchers.

Contact Us

For more information, or to be part of this collaborative effort, please contact Rachel Schindler: rachelschindler@tilthalliance.org.

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