Latah County agricultural programs focus on sustainable production, direct marketing and management of our natural resources.
We work with small acreage producers to support sustainable food and fiber production through workshops, one-on-one consultations and publications.
Courses offered as part of the Cultivating Success: Small Farms Education Program include:
Sustainable Small Farming and Ranching (SSFR): Participants in this course learn about sustainable agriculture, marketing options and whole farm planning while exploring the feasibility of a small farm business. Intensive 10-12 week class plus three farm tours. SSFR is occasionall offered as an 8 week on-line course.
We offer marketing workshops and publications for beginning farmers, seasoned vendors and farmers’ market managers.
Some of our publications related to direct marketing:
Protecting your Farm or Ranch: A Guide to Direct Farm Marketing in Idaho.
Please contact the Latah County Extension office to request a copy.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) in Idaho: Seasonal Eating Week by Week.
This publication is geared towards customers who want to know…”What is a CSA?”
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA): A marketing strategy for small acreage producers in Idaho.
This publication provides help for the producer who is thinking of starting a CSA.
Landowners with small acreage pastures can get help with soil testing and interpretation from the Latah County Extension Office. We can find answers for your questions on forage selection, care of pastures, etc. and highly recommend the following UI resources: