Investor & Community Announcements
Submitted events and announcements. If you are an EDASC Investor and would like to have your announcement added, please send details to firstname.lastname@example.org two weeks in advance.
October 28: Economic Opportunities for Latino Farmers. Come listen and learn directly from two amazing Minnesota Latino cooperatives. Cooperative Agua Gorda, a cooperative owned by five farmers, has grown its farm business from 1/2 acre of land to 15 acres, and annual sales from $6,700 to a projected $80,000 during the past five years. Shared Ground Co-op is a cooperative of three Latino-owned farms and two Caucasian-owned farms that by working together achieved sales of $330,000 in 2016. The workshop will also feature local business development assistance providers including the Northwest Agriculture Business Center, Community Action of Skagit County, Economic Development Alliance of Skagit County, Viva Farms, and WSU Skagit County Extension. Latino farm families are invited to this community event. This event will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Skagit County Fairgrounds, Virginia Street Entrance, Building A, Mount Vernon. More Information and Event Registration
Population Health Trust Survey – Your Participation Requested! The Skagit County Public Health – Population Health Trust is seeking participants for its upcoming “First Thousand Days” survey for families of children ages 5 and below, to learn how to make Skagit County a better place for families with small children. For more information, contact Population Health Trust.
November 1: Focus on Farming & Focus on Forestry Conference. Skagit County farmers and businesses are invited to Snohomish County’s 14th annual Focus on Farming conference, which also includes the third Focus on Forestry conference. This year’s theme is “Ideas to Grow With.” Keynote speakers include sustainable agriculture economist Dr. John Ikerd, who will inform and inspire with a talk on the status and future of local foods; and author Ben Hartman who will explain how to use the lean system to earn a comfortable living on a farm. Workshop tracks will focus on aquaponics, soil building, making jam to sell, joys of farming with spreadsheets, small-scale farm digesters, putting lean farming concepts to work, tips to making food safety manageable, creating and maintaining healthy soils, and much more. To register and for more information, visit www.FocusOnFarming.org.
November 10: Commemoration Ceremony for Vietnam Veterans. Congresswoman Suzan DelBene is partnering with the Vietnam War Commemoration as part of a nationwide effort to thank and honor all Vietnam-era veterans and their families at Vietnam War 50th Commemoration pinning ceremonies to publicly recognize their service and sacrifice for our country. Vietnam veterans and their families interested in participating can learn more about this event at: https://delbene.house.gov/constituent-services/vietnam-war-50th-commemoration.htm
November 11: Storm the Fort! Scout Skills Event. The Skagit District of the Boy Scouts of America-Mount Baker Council invites community members 18 and over to participate in the first-ever “Storm the Fort!” at Fire Mountain Scout Camp for a day of fun and friendly Scout skills competitions. Highlights include range sports, canoeing, wilderness shelter building, and a ride on Washington State’s longest zip line! Registration is $50 or $160 for a team of four. For more information contact Marie White, Skagit District Program Chair, at email@example.com.
November 18: Women in Agriculture Conference. Save the Date for Washington State University’s 6th Annual Women in Agriculture Conference. Event and registration information.
November 25: Small Business Saturday