Save the Date for 2024 Small Farm School

Registration for Small Farm School 2024 opens on August 1st.

Registration for Small Farm School 2024 opens on August 1st.

Small Farm School is an annual, full-day event with hands-on workshops and classroom sessions. Both beginning and experienced small-scale farmers will find classes to fit their needs. Our classes cover topics from equipment use to soil health, crop and livestock management, and more.

Registration Opens on August 1, 2024

This year’s Small Farm School will be held on Wednesday, September 11, 2024 at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City. This is a full day event from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., followed by a farmer social at a location to be announced. Registration will open on August 1st. Save the date!

Learn New Skills, Meet New Friends

This year, Small Farm School will once again be held in September. To accommodate as many folks as possible, we’ve experimented with early summer dates, weekend events, as well as weekdays. Small Farm School 2024 will be held on a Wednesday, allowing us to have as many farmers and experts join us as possible. This year’s event will offer new courses, new farmers, and new resources. Let your farmer friends know that this date was designed with their needs in mind.

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 Instagram or  Facebook!

Additional information about Small Farm School 2024 can be found on the OSU Extension Small Farm School website.

Soil health is the foundation for all successful growing operations!

Soil health is the foundation for all successful growing operations!

Informational and Exhibitor Booths

Each year, Small Farm School brings together exhibitor and informational booths for one-on-one time with workshop participants during the breaks and lunch time.

Previous booth topics  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 1 – August 27
  • Student registration: $50
  • Late registration: $100 – August 28 – September 6
  • 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 6th. No walk in registrations will be accepted. Due to space limitations, Small Farm School reserves the right to close registration on September 6, 2024 or when capacity is reached.

A complete program and workshop descriptions, as well as registration information, will be available by August 1st.

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

Interested in Supporting Small Farm School as a Sponsor?

We offer a variety of sponsorship options that provide enhanced visibility and promotional benefits to you or your organization. These options also allow this event to be accessible not only to farmers, but also to BIPOC, veteran, and student communities, who receive discounted or free registration.

Click here to learn more and support this event!

Small Farm School Partners

This event is hosted by OSU Extension, Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District, Clackamas Community College, Rogue Farm Corps, Zenger Farm, Black Food Sovereignty Coalition, USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service and Farm Service Agency, and Friends of Family Farmers

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