We’re Gearing Up for Small Farm School 2022!

Small Farm School 2022 offers hands-on classes covering a wide variety of subjects.

Small Farm School is an annual, full-day event with hands-on workshops and classroom sessions for beginning and experienced small-scale farmers. Each year, Small Farm School offers several different tracks with classes ranging from water conservation, soil health, crop and livestock management (with a different focus animal group each year), and more.

Save the Date!

This year’s Small Farm School will be held on Monday, September 12, 2022 at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City. We anticipate that registration will open on August 4th Save the date!

Learn New Skills, Meet New Friends

This year, Small Farm School returns to September. To accommodate as many folks as possible, we’ve experimented with early summer dates, weekend events, as well as weekdays. Small Farm School 2022 will be held on a Monday, allowing us to have as many farmers and experts join us as possible. We’re excited to have a fully in-person event this year, complete with new courses, new farmers, and new resources. Let your farmer friends know that this date was designed with their needs in mind.

Variety of chickens in a pasture.

Featured livestock topics will be poultry processing and disaster preparedness.

Who Should Attend Small Farm School?

Small Farm School is an all-day event for beginning AND experienced farmers and small acreage landowners. Field and classroom workshops will address small farm topics such as crop and livestock production, land access, funding options, and management for soil and water conservation. Course offerings change each year, so if you have attended in the past, join us again! There is always something new to learn.

Classes are size-limited and will close when full. Early registration is highly recommended to ensure the best class selection.

Keep up to date and learn more about this year’s offerings by following Small Farm School on Facebook!

Soil health is the foundation for all successful growing operations!

Soil health is the foundation for all successful growing operations!

Ask the Experts

Each year, Small Farm School brings together a terrific team of experts to talk one-on-one with workshop participants during the breaks and lunch time. There are also exhibitors and informational booths to check out during this time as well.

Previous experts represented topics which have included:

  • Water Rights
  • Food Preservation
  • Farmers Markets
  • Soil Health
  • Beekeeping
  • Organic Farming and certification
  • Food Safety and Production
  • Small Farm Purchase and Financing
  • And more!
rows of onions growing on a farm

Sessions on vegetables are always “served up” at Small Farm School!

Registration Fees:

  • Registration: $80 – August 4 – August 30
  • Late registration: $100 – September 1 – September 8
  • Scholarships available for veterans, black/indigenous and other farmers of color

Registration fees cover class materials, lunch, and a coffee break. Registration fees are non-refundable, however substitutions will be allowed through September 8th. No walk in registrations will be accepted. Due to space limitations, Small Farm School reserves the right to close registration on September 8, 2022 or when capacity is reached.

Additional information regarding Small Farm School and scholarships is available online. A complete program and workshop descriptions, as well as registration information, will be available by August 4th.

Attendance is limited, so mark your calendar to reserve your spot today!

Small Farm School Partners

This event is hosted by OSU Extension, Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District, Clackamas Community College, Rogue Farm Corps, and Friends of Family Farmers.

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Clackamas SWCD