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Register Now for Successful Whole Farm Management Workshop Series

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Growing Farms workshops, offered by the OSU Small Farm program, provide beginning farmers with the tools and knowledge needed to manage the biological and financial risks of farming.

Who should attend?

The course is intended for people in their first 5 years of farming, people seriously considering starting a farm business, and people considering major changes to their farm. It includes both classroom and field sessions taught by OSU faculty, experienced farmers, and other agricultural professionals. Participants gain the skills to assess their resources and develop a whole farm plan.

Offered in four regions

The workshop series is offered in four regions of the state, allowing farmers to make connections with one another and the resources available to them in their region. Follow the links below to learn more about the Growing Farms curriculum and the course in your region.

Northern Willamette Valley – 2013 Workshop March 12 – April 23rd

This course is designed for those that are seriously pursuing production oriented farming or expanding their current farm.

For more information

For more information go to the OSU Small Farm web page.

Also feel free to contact Heidi Noordijk at heidi.noordijk@oregonstate.edu or Nick Andrews at (503) 678-1264 ext.141 with any questions or to discuss if this is the class for you.

Scholarships are available for residents of the Clackamas County, East Multnomah, West Multnomah, and Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation Districts.


Assistance Available for New, Beginning, or Socially Disadvantaged Farmers

If you fall into the category of a new, beginning, or socially disadvantaged farmer, mark August 4, 2012 on your calendar!

The USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, USDA Farm Service Agency, and the National Latino Farmers and Ranchers Trade Association and Rural Coalition are hosting a workshop to share information regarding the USDA Farm Bill programs and services. In addition they will cover information on Conservation Easements and the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP).

Representatives from the hosting organizations will be at the Woodburn Public Library from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday August 4th to share information and assist you in taking advantage of the opportunities available. Come when you can, for any length of time!

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